Explore the most popular lake trails in Dixie National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
23 days ago

The road is closed 3 miles from the trailhead. Me and two buddies decided to hike in anyways, and it was tough. The road was washed out in several places pretty bad, hence the closure. We're in our early twenties and were dying just getting to the trailhead due to carrying stuff to camp for several days, which then got significantly worse once we reached the actual trail. The whole area has burned also. This made the trail extremely difficult to follow in places.By the lake there are a few spots that didn't burn, but 90% of the area has. We saw elk tracks and caught 3 brook trout in the lake, but that was about it as far as animals. We also woke up to a few inchea of snow, so we waited for it to melt and then hiked out a day earlier than planned. The whole place has a pretty creepy feeling due to the lack of insects or birds. I would give it a few years to grow back before doing it again. Just a heads up.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike for the whole family. Uphill to a beautiful lake, and wonderful fall colors. The road to the trailhead is a little rough, but did not require 4WD. Definitely worth it.

fishing
11 months ago

The hike up to the lake was rough, there's no sugar coating it. It's entirely uphill and extremely steep at places. Absolutely worth it once you reach the lake, though. We spent 3 days up there camping and fishing and not a single person came through.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

I thought this was a nice easy trail with little elevation gain. In mid July there were still lots of wildflowers and not too many bugs. Beautiful area.

hiking
Monday, September 28, 2015

Excellent hike. The fall colors were spectacular. We were able to drive a CR-V to the blind lake trailhead. Road was a little rough but worth it. It is so cool to drive up from surrounding desert into alpine terrain with numerous lakes. Great backdrop for a backpacking trip in future.

hiking
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Be sure to bring lots of bug spray in early summer months. Beautiful view of the lake at the end!

hiking
Friday, June 05, 2015

Beautiful lake with beautiful view of Powell Point of the Escalante. Hardly anybody there even though Bryce NP was packed. Lots of great camping, trails and atv trails...with nobody on them.

hiking
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hiking
11 months ago

Thursday, April 30, 2015

fishing
Friday, June 27, 2014