Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail

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Tamarack and Jessen Lake Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Manila, UT that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until September.

4.3 miles 370 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


The Tamarack Lake Trail starts at Spirit Lake campground and leads to Tamarack Lake, 1.5 miles, which is the largest lake in the Sheep/Carter Creek Drainage system. The entire trail is 2.9 miles long and ends at the junction with the North Fork Sheep Trail and the North Slope Highline Trail begins at this point.

2 years ago

I have hiked this trail to Tamarack and Jessen many times. It's quite easy just to those lakes. 2013 I hiked this trail to Burnt Forks Lake, it was pretty easy until the pass at the end of Tamarack Lake, it's tough. from there its pretty easy to Fish Lake. Climbing from Fish Lake to Burnt Fork is medium.

3 years ago

Hiked this with my son on the way to a night at Fish Lake.