Bear River-Smiths Fork Trail: Blacks Forks Section

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Bear River-Smiths Fork Trail: Blacks Forks Section is a 21 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Evanston, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
21.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4780 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail was originally constructed as the main access across the North Slope of the Uintas. the trail also has been known as the telephone line trail because the main telephone line from the Whitney Guard Station to the Hewinta Guard Station , follows this route. The trail runs west to east across drainages through meadows, conifir forests and across high passes. Most of the trail into the High Uinta Wilderness branch off this trail. There are many scenic vistas along this route.

backpacking
4 months ago

Hiked this trail as part of the 37 mile loop starting at the West Fork Blacks Fork trailhead. Crossing over to the East Fork Blacks Fork trail on part of the Bear-Smiths Trail. Then to the end of the West Fork Blacks Fork trail where it joins the Highline trail at Red Knob Pass. Followed the Highline trail to Dead Horse Lake and returned down the West Fork Blacks Fork trail to complete the loop Great loop hike with tons of great scenery.