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8 days ago

1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Very cold and windy on top but the view is definitely worth it!! Our 8, 13, and 15 year old kids all hiked it. Hard for the little one but she loved it and said she would do it again. You can also see mountain goats!

2 months ago

Because of the snow we had to start near the city water tank. It added an extra 2.5 miles each way and the snow was packed enough that we didn't need snowshoes. Once we got to the trailhead the powder was deep enough to require snowshoes. We broke trail is 6-10 inches of powder. The trail had beautiful views and climbed gradually until half way then more steeply to the view of the Falls. The Falls were completely iced over and beautiful.

5 months ago

Trail hard to follow. Not much of a view. Didn't see any goats. 

9 months ago

Feels like you are hiking in Scotland but drier. The views are spectacular in every direction. Mountain goat herds looked like little puffs in the distance on the cliffs. Bush wacked from Poison creek.

11 months ago

We were in town for a family reunion and my boyfriend and I decided to take a hike. We geocached along the way. The trail was nice, it was slippery in some spots from light rain. We got down by the waterfall and it was amazing. I would have to say I loved this waterfall more than all the ones I have been to because it is not trashed or over populated. If we ever get up this way again, we will be hiking this again for sure.

moderate intensity. great scenery.
very cool miners cabin. beautiful falls. little difficult to see all three layers (drops) to the falls

The Sevier county highpoint is Fish Lake Hightop. The high point is just north of the popular, and aptly named, Fish Lake. The most commonly hiked route to the summit is via Pelican Canyon, from near the lake. The Pelican Canyon route is about 8.5 miles and 2500' of gain to reach the summit. A much shorter approach is via Hancock Flat, and is the route described here. Using this route shortens the hike to about 7 or 7.5 miles and an easier 1100' of gain. Those with ATV's or jeep skills can drive to less than a mile and a couple of hundred feet of the summit.

Fish Lake Hightop is similar to the Aquarius Plateau to the south. Once on top, it is a gently rolling, remarkably flat plain at 11,000'. The area is stunning in the fall when the leaves begin to change, but a good hike from spring through fall. The road to the trailhead should be accessible by most all vehicles. Even though most of the hike is on a 4x4 road, it is infrequently traveled and still offers a great day out.

Easy. Atv outing up to saddle. Quick rainy hop to the top.

Fun trail, great views.

Great views from the peak and all along the route. There is not much of a trail, we just walked along the ridge line to the peak. Mountain goats were along the neighboring peaks, need binoculars to see much of them. We used the radio tower road for the first part of the hike, then cross country. Two miles, 980 feet of elevation gain.

3 years ago

During an ATV trip on the Paute trail, we took a side trail that led our group to this foot trail. The trail is a little rocky, but it is still quick and easy to get to the overlook. The falls are about 75 feet long and beautiful.

The Tushar's truly are one of backcountrys best kept secrets. Note: Major construction on Hwy-153, as of 9/2012, results in a 28 mile detour around a 3 mile stretch of road.

off road driving
5 years ago

Nice trail for ATV's. Expect a lot of ATV traffic. Lots of wildlife, great scenery. This is part of the Paiute Trail. Fairly good road but you do gain altitude quickly.

5 years ago