Bourbon Lake

EASY 13 reviews

Bourbon Lake is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, fishing, and fly fishing and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
682 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

You climb from the road to a beautiful lake at the base of a towering cliff. The trail takes you through forest and along Whiskey Creek on your way up. There are a couple of moderately steep and rocky parts, but fairly easy and plenty of places to catch your breath.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

I clocked this as 2.7miles. That was just to the edge of the lake and back. This was a really peaceful hike. I didn't see anyone on the way up. Only one couple was camping at the far side of the lake. On the way down I saw 2 groups and this was by noon. So if you go in the morning I think you will miss most people. Or maybe I just got lucky. The trail is very well maintained and easy to follow. Would totally do this one again.

backpacking
3 months ago

First backpacking trip with my 8 yr old. great introduction, beautiful spot, so many fish! was fairly busy as it was a weekend in August in the Uintas, but much less so than some other options off Mirror Lake Hwy.

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Just went on 6/23/17. Snow is all cleared out and not much mud at all. It was an awesome little hike for the day. There were more switchbacks and it was steeper than I expected but overall a pretty easy hike. The lake is beautiful especially with the tall cliff right against it. There is also another un-named lake right before you get to Bourbon that is worth exploring.

hiking
5 months ago

beautiful hike. still a few patches of snow and large puddles in june. note that the trail has been reconstructed and moved out of the outlet drainage. follow the arrows.

fishing
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Beautiful trail and fun fly fishing for small Brooke trout.

camping
Monday, August 01, 2016

Great trail and lake to teach young kids how to hike and camp. The trail is easy and short.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Beautiful trail. Even though it was a weekend , there was only one person on the trail.
Nice creek with waterfalls Wildflowers Lake has great view with mountain backdrop

hiking
Wednesday, July 15, 2015