Explore the most popular hiking trails in Fishlake 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.

Hiked with small children. 99% of the hike was easy enough for them. To get down to the waterfall, look for a white strap/rope tied to trees. That will help you go down the steepest parts. There are another couple of pink ropes to help you too. Not crowded, fun destination.

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7 days ago

Perfect little detour hike heading south. We did this with 2 instagram teenage girls with little complaints. Dog friendly but did not see a safe path to the water so we enjoyed the view about 30 years away.

on Delano Peak

10 days ago

Lovely hike. Wildflowers are in full force. Was easy to navigate. There are rock cairns along the way to mark the route. Trekking poles are handy to have for this hike. Summit features peak sign and mailbox with registry.

Don’t let the name fool you. North Crater Lake is dried up and nothing but grass and cow shit. South Crater Lake is near dried up red muddy water, grass, and I am sure it has its fair share of cow shit in it as well. I did not make my way all the way down to it. The trail is decently marked from the Lake Creek TH but if you try to approach it from the backside (Splatter Canyon, Ivie Canyon/Crater Lake, Pole Canyon THs) it gets a bit confusing due to all the cattle trails.

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26 days ago

If you want to get a rest from crowded parks like Zion, Bryce etc this is the right choice. I met one couple hiking, I had the peak all by myself. The path is hard to find at times but as long as you walk uphill you’re not that off. Hard to get lost. Although the altitude difference is not extreme, this hike is very strenuous because you start at a high altitude. Your legs will say “we’re alright”, but your lungs will say “stooooohhhp”. The view is worth the effort.

Important: the last 4-5 miles by car it’s a steep gravel road. My car engine was almost overheating. Be careful and in case of doubt park 1-2 miles before the designated parking lot, the last bit is the most difficult to drive.

Important: the description is wrong. DO NOT leave the road where it says here on the map. Follow the road a bit longer until you see a sign saying “Delano Hike”.

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8 months ago

Definitely not an easy hike. Almost as challenging if not more than Delano. Missed the trail on several occasions. Due to time & kids complaining unfortunately did not make all the way to the top. Worth the hike. Beautiful views. Just expect to take lots of breaks & check the map at every trail mark u see. Will attempt at another time.

Long, uphill steep climb but very worth it at the top!

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is clearly marked. Not sure what the others are talking about. It does not say "Delano Peak" but the trail willl surely take you there. Tap "Directions" and that bugger will lead you straight to the right trailhead. Trail is easy to follow...once again not sure what the others are talking about...maybe it's tough if the extent of your outdoorsing is spent in front of a TV screen!

The National Forest had little to no visitors when I was there. Saw one tent, no people; a very desolate area indeed.

hiking
9 months ago

We were frustrated that the trail head was not clearly marked and we spent close to an hour searching. We finally just started on the Ridge Trail, thinking that we probably would end up doing a different hike than the Delano Peak hike. Eventually, there were red plastic markers on the trees, which we followed until they ended. At that point, we could see Delano Peak and bushwhacked to the top. Hike was just OK.

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9 months ago

This hike was very beautiful! The waterfall was not as full as I've seen in other pictures but hiking it today it still had a lot of water. A very good hike!

10 months ago

Great easy going hike! :) just a long up hill grass covered slope!

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10 months ago

We had fun looking around the old mine sites and cabins on and around the trail. We only saw 2 other people the whole time, which was really nice. It was a good hike overall, and we'll do it again. The Falls were beautiful!

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10 months ago

A short but enjoyable hike. The red rock is gorgeous. You pretty much scramble all the way to the end, but never is it difficult. In fact, that's what makes it so much fun. The trees growing out of the side of the cliff face and the one tree growing out of a rock is pretty cool.

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

Great little hike for a 12k'+ Peak!! Even our little 3 legged dog made it up the entire way. Gorgeous views and so many wildflowers. The dirt road up to the trail was a little washboard but we'll maintained so cars should be fine. Plenty of camping along the forest road but it gets busy on the weekends. Enjoy!!

on Delano Peak

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

magestic.. favorite hike of the year for me.

be careful where you are walking, I almost got it from a porcupine right off the trail. I also saw one in the meadow near the water and flowers. saw elk, no goats..this hike is so worth it.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Very steep sections on the way up. Don't take teenagers that aren't into hiking. Scouts got tired after 2 miles and went back.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Great short trail for a quick hike. Just follow the creek up and it eventually ends in a box canyon with some nice view.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

I stopped and hiked here to stretch my legs on a long drive. Perfect. Beautiful and secluded. The scramble is really fun. Ends at a dry canyon fall of red rock.

on Fool Creek Peak

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Loved it. A great hike to see an awesome view. Go prepared though!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nice little hike. Good scenery. Some big rocks to climb or find a way around, but it's possible to do either.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

If you are staying in the Sunglow Campground, this hike is a must. Takes less than an hour and is fun for the whole family. A bit of scrambling over or around rocks is required, but nothing too difficult. Best part is at the end of the hike you get to see a tree growing out of a rock!

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

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!

backpacking
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Great 5 mile hike from trail head parking lot to Puffer Lake, Utah. This is a section of the Skyline National Recreation Trail. There is running water in August to fill canteens (38.34990, -112.37372 and more water at 38.34646, -112.37192). This is an "up & back" trail, so going to Puffer Lake is mostly going down hill. Plenty of camping at lake. Very pretty. WARNINGS: Almost the entire trail is at 10,000 ft. so expect immediate fatigue. Also, DO NOT MISS FORK in the trail at (38.34186, -112.36347) or you will find yourself on top of Lake Peak at 11,300 ft. as we did.

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 05, 2017

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.

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Friday, November 04, 2016

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

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

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.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

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.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

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

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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.

Monday, October 19, 2015

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

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