Kermsuh Lake Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
#11 of 76 trails in

Kermsuh Lake Trail is a 13 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
13.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1712 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

From Evanston, take the Mirror Lake Highway (Highway 150) south about 33 miles to the Christmas Meadows turnoff. Follow a good dirt road south about 4 miles to the trail-head

backpacking
10 days ago

backpacking
23 days ago

This was a gorgeous, moderate hike to in with a few loose rock scrambles and some maneuvering through flocks of sheep. The lake itself proved to be the perfect place to camp for two nights with two dogs. I have provided a link to my blog post below, hope it helps!

https://www.kelseykagan.com/home/2017/8/22/kermsuh-lake-trail

2 months ago

backpacking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Following the mail trail to the split is easy. Just after the split is a stream crossing requiring a walk across a log. This is one of the few stream crossings requiring a bridge in the High Uinta's where there is no bridge.
The trail from there is up then across several marshy meadows. Be ready for wet feet and suck it up.
I chose to tie this into another hike/overnighter. It is worth the 2 mile detour.

backpacking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Lots of down trees along the trail but there was a warning at the trail head about this. The meadow 3/4 miles before the lake has beautiful places to camp. Amazing cliffs around south side of lake. This time a year there is a waterfall coming down A-1 Peak to the north.

backpacking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

camping
Saturday, April 09, 2016

Fun.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

hiking
Saturday, August 04, 2012

This is one of my favorite hikes. Fairly flat terrain. Once you get to the meadow the trail is harder to spot. But just wander close to the tree line and you'll pick it up again. It took us about 8 hours total hiking really slowly at 2 miles/hr. The views of the lake are well worth the time. Not a lot of traffic. BRING BUG SPRAY! Mosquitos are crazy. Highly recommend this one.