Ruth Lake Trail

EASY 15 reviews
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Ruth Lake Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, UT that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.8 miles 440 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

forest

lake

wildlife

At the west end of the lake, the trail forks right and travels southwest to meet the Lofty Lake Loop.

hiking
2 months ago

Perfect hike for kids and beginners. Nearly flat, gorgeous scenery, and a quiet lake. But OMG the mosquitoes in July! Would love to do this in the fall before the snow because the swarms of mosquitoes detracted a bit from the hike. They don't care about biting through OFF or clothing!

3 months ago

A definite favorite for my family with little kids.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Easy hike took less than 30 mins. Con... Mosquitoes all over the place and OFF doesn't phase the little F'ers...

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Very short and easy hike. Dog friendly.

5 months ago

Toddler friendly. Short. Beautiful!

1 year ago

Very scenic trail with well-marked path. Nice payoff at Ruth Lake. Easy hike.

1 year ago

Have loved this hike ever since I was a kid! Pretty trail and fairly easy, good for kids and adults. The lake at the end is gorgeous and fun to fish, but can get crowded on the weekends. My family usually goes farther to other lakes, but the trail peters out around Naomi lake and you have to bushwhack to other places. Great day hike or beginner backpacking as the lake has some good camp sights.

hiking
1 year ago

Easy hike in. If you have time, go to the surrounding lakes.

hiking
2 years ago

Nice short medium level hike, good for the kids. There's a beautiful reward at the end. They do stock the lake, so bring a pole!

hiking
2 years ago

I really enjoy this shorter hike for the family. We came up to it while camping in the area. This hike will give you the experience of hiking the highs without the all day hike that a lot might not want to do. You can catch a couple easy Peaks close by if you want to take the extra trip. Over all I think anyone would like this hike. A favorite of mine.

hiking
3 years ago

Easy hike to a pretty lake

hiking
3 years ago

Very easy hike. The fishing at Ruth Lake was great in the morning and it was beautiful. We hiked over to Hayden Lake and walked by Naomi Lake. Hayden Lake had some small fish. A fly fisherman there had luck catching tiger trout in Hayden. Naomi Lake doesn't have fish in it but it's still scenic. It's a very easy day hike or over-nighter that has a lot to offer, especially if you check out some of the other lakes nearby.

hiking
3 years ago

For our trail we hit Ruth, Hayden, Jewel, Cutthroat and Teal Lakes. This was a short overnight trip for us but can easily be a day hike. It's a good trail for our beginning/young backpackers and our new puppy. A dog friendly trail with many small streams, ponds and lakes for water. Scenic with constant views of majestic peaks, small meadows, lakes and the wild flowers are abundant. There was more people than expected at Ruth Lake and if you're looking for more solitude, head further up the trail to Cutthroat Lake or Teal Lake where we didn't encounter anyone. More details can be found in the track we made for this hike.