Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in High Uintas Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Made it out in mid June it was really nice, hike takes you along the Duchesne for a majority of the time so there’s almost always fresh water available

backpacking
2 days ago

Hiked in on July 5th with my kids for one night. Hike wasn’t bad. The only challenging part was going over the pass and it wasn’t hard at all. Fishing wasn’t great. Caught one fish on a worm. 9 mountain goats walked through our camp. 6-7 awesome camping spots and a few more that are decent. By evening most were occupied. Two streams feed into the lake on both sides of the lake. Plenty of firewood within 80 yards of the bank. Breeze blows from the West most of the day and stops a little after sundown. Mosquitos weren’t bad, but we wore 100% Deet.. Perfect first back packing trip for my 4 kids (18, 16, 14, 11). Views are spectacular. Water is so clear. Would definitely go again.

backpacking
3 days ago

A lot of mosquitos. After being there for an evening and night I have over 20 bites and I used bug spray plus a bug net around my head.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful hike. The view of the peaks over the meadow about 5.5 miles in is really something. Make sure you keep going past the first smaller lake! I agree with other reviewers that the trail would be a bit nicer without all the horse "remains" all over the trail, but such is life.

Great for solitude. Full trip report here including my trail map to Farmer's Lake. http://www.girlonahike.com/2017/07/backpacking-to-farmers-lake-uintas.html

We didn’t leash our dog and didn’t see any on leashes (other than in the parking lot). This is a gorgeous loop with great variation—green, swampy meadows (wear bug spray), high lakes, and rocky, sweeping vistas. Not too challenging, other than a little push to the high point about half way through. I liked starting the loop by going towards Scout lake and ending by Kamas lake.

backpacking
7 days ago

This was a great trail. I'm 62 and, although I do a couple of 8-12-mile day hikes a year, I haven't carried a full pack for an overnight stay in 12 years. To my delight, I was able to do this trail with no trouble. Yes, the first mile is vigorously uphill, but it wasn't bad. And once past that point, it's just miles of the reasonably easy mountain up and down I'm used to. The environment and views are outstanding. The fishing is splendid but the catching is no better or worse than anywhere else. Be prepared for mosquitoes, however, and I mean bring the big guns or full-coverage nets. 100% DEET kept them from biting, but they swarmed and hovered within inches of treated skin by the score whenever I wasn't moving.

Worth the trip. Not the best fishing but a great view!

backpacking
7 days ago

Super HOT in July! The 3rd bridge no longer exists. Made it to South Erickson Lake - check out my full trial guide with a map and photos:
http://www.girlonahike.com/2018/07/backpacking-shingle-creek-trail-uintas.html

hiking
7 days ago

Very pretty! Went and the parking lot was very crowded, the trail became less crowded the further in we hiked. Lots of dogs on and off leash. Bugs weren’t bad, but they were out.

Good hike with pretty lake views. The mosquitoes were terrible though. Very rocky trail most of the way. The fishing was great.

Perfect this time of year. Beautiful everywhere!

beautiful views. We saw some mountain goats on the way down. Lots and lot of mosquitos. Once you stop for a split second, the mosquitoes will all come and try to bite you. The most amount of mosquitoes I have ever seen. Very annoying.

Very pretty hike. Pretty easy and the climb at the beginning isn’t too bad. You run into a few different lakes and meadows. Make sure to check the weather, we got caught in the rain, but luckily had rain jackets with us.

Such a beautiful hike! No snow on the trail, ran into more people in the last mile or so but not crowded by any means. We bug sprayed at the beginning and middle and were fine for the most part.

Absolutely gorgeous park. As others have said, trail is clear and not too strenuous up to Gunsite (unless you’re carrying a heavy pack). I didn’t see any signs for Dollar Lake where I had planned to camp so I overshot that and found a nice spot off the trail about a half mile further. I planned to take the trail after Gunsite that did NOT descend into Painter Basin but I didn’t see any sign or clear path so I decided to just hug the contour line off the trail. I don’t recommend that. Wasted a lot of time and energy scrambling over loose boulders and ended up dropping down into the Basin anyway.

The ascent to Anderson pass is steep, from Anderson to the false summit is steeper, from the false summit to the true summit is even steeper. Views are outstanding.

On the return I figured I’d play it safe and go down through the basin. The trails are hard to follow and it seemed much longer.

Overall excellent hike, tough near the summit and views are amazing. Water was plentiful up to Gunsite.

Great hike! We did an overnighter and backpacked in, but this would be a great day hike. There were several lakes along the way, possible to go to further lakes, caught several fish, several water locations to filter, fair amount of shade on the first half, and even saw mountain goats on the west side.

Difficulty: 5/10.
Length was 6.5 miles.
Traffic: Mild/moderate on this trail but the parking lot was a joke.
Tips: Fish at Meadow Lake, fly and bubble or golden Jake’s worked well.

hiking
9 days ago

While I haven't finished all of this trail, I have done the Eastern section that most people forget about.

From East Park Reservoir to a little beyone Leidy Peak, there is not a lot of water to be had directly along the trail. I was able to find a trickle (almost a small stream) through Manila Park, and Summit Park was pretty soggy, but that was it. For that reason, I would recommend a couple 1 liter water bottles and a 2 or 3 liter bladder to get through this section. As far as the scenery, it was beautiful! Thick forest, wide open parks, amazing views with Flaming Gorge in the distance. The trail can be hard to follow in a few areas partially due to dirt roads that interweave the area and lack of foot traffic (which is actually nice if you prefer solitude). Bringing a good map and a gps track of the trail, as well as keeping a close eye out for cairns, blazes, and other trial markers will help.

I'm giving this section of trail 4 stars instead of 5 due simply to the lack of water along the trail and route finding difficulties.

I'm hoping to do the whole trail this fall and will post another review at that time if I do.

awesome. lots of skeeter

hiking
12 days ago

Both times we've done this trail, our Garmin watches said the distance was closer to 4.4 miles than the advertised 3.9. This trail is steep & rocky, hard on the body. Breath-taking views.

backpacking
13 days ago

Perfect for a 1-night backpacking trip. Great for dogs.

Read my full trail report here (with GPS track and photos): http://www.girlonahike.com/2018/07/backpacking-to-kermsuh-lake-uintas.html

We hiked the loop on the first of July and had a great time! It was a little rough on my 7 year old daughter’s legs though. Bugs weren’t too bad but we did wish we had some repellent on the trail down after Kamas Lake. The dogs on a leash rule must be suggested only as our pup was the only leashed dog of the dozens we saw so keep that in mind.

backpacking
14 days ago

Nice trail, lake was secluded because most people go to dollar lake. Saw 3 moose playing in the water.

hiking
14 days ago

pulling up to a full parking lot and parking about as far away as you can get, this wasnt the solitude i was looking for. However, many reviews recommend camping below the lake and i guess that's what most did. I found myself alone on the east side of the lake, right next to a spring that fed it. There are plenty of places to hide out from the wind at the lake, but its the wind that keeps the mosquitoes away. Around 7 or 8 though, the wind stopped and the bugs were gone for the night. I loved my spot but one thing I did not consider, being so close to the east rock face, getting sunlight in the morning comes really late and I had frost over most my stuff. The trail would be much nicer without horses

Started at camp Steiner in 2016 and saw this as the highest peak around. It took about 5 hours and is still my favorite hike I have ever done. Really intense at times and a little dangerous for anyone under 12 years old. Great views and really what adventurerers are looking for!!!

backpacking
19 days ago

Husband and I backpacked up here in early August last year and it was just gorgeous. The trails were pretty crowded right up until that first turn off towards Marjorie and then we didn't see another soul. Awesome bridges and wildflowers everywhere. The trail just sort of ended near the lake and turned into marsh, we totally soaked our shoes. Not that big of a deal since we were almost done for the day but next time we'll switch to sandals or water shoes at the end of the trail while exploring where to set up camp. There are several great little campsites hidden among the trees around the lake. It rained lightly a good portion of the time but it was warm. Peaceful. Gorgeous. Don't forget your bug spray!

Place sucks don’t go

fishing
20 days ago

This is a great trail. Beautiful views. lots of flowers and great fishing. Grayling and big Brook trout.

hiking
20 days ago

‘‘Twas epic! Bring bug spray, it will make the experience that much sweeter.

backpacking
21 days ago

Loved it. Amazing scenery. Great for beginner backpackers like me. Camped one night and didn’t get too cold-40’s. My doggo was in heaven.

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