Cliff Lake via Clyde Lake Trail

EASY 19 reviews

Cliff Lake via Clyde Lake Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.9 miles
236 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


From Kamas, take the Mirror Lake Highway (Highway 150) 27 miles to Trial Lake Campground. Exit left (west) onto a paved road, and travel about a mile to a fork in the road. Then turn right (north) for another mile to the Crystal Lakes trailhead.

3 months ago

Extremely easy hike to the lake. Good views.

6 months ago

Great hike for families and little kids. More crowded than I would have liked. There were quite a few hikers with fishing poles headed on to the next lakes.

7 months ago

An amazing place for backpacking. Absolutely beautiful! Great fishing at Clyde Lake.

7 months ago

Cool hike, when I went there was still a good amount of snow around the lake. I want to go backpacking there when it clears up a little bit. I even saw some climbers on one of the cliffs

Friday, August 05, 2016

Awesome!!! Short hike, so we went beyond and hit all the surrounding lakes. Best time ever

Sunday, July 24, 2016

This is a great classic Uintas hike taking you to Cliff Lake though the map and milage on this description is off. It is probably only a mile round trip to get to Cliff Lake. You can also continue further and get to Petit and Watson Lakes too. This would be about 3 miles round trip to go all the ways to Watson and back. Read more about it on my blog:

Friday, July 01, 2016

Did a quick out and back to see how the snow looks in the area. Pretty much gone from the area and the trail is dry.

Monday, August 17, 2015

We were coming down from Haystack Mountain and we saw that Cliff Lake was only .40 of a mile from the trail so we took a turn and came to check it out. Cool Spot, glad we took the detour.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Nice easy hike with awesome scenery all around.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Great short hike. Trail continues into some other wonderful areas. Keep going and soak it all in!

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Easy hike (except for that elevation!) Great for any skill level. The lake is quite pretty with the cliff face as a backdrop. Wear bug spray!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Great short hike up to Cliff lake! Took the kiddos too (4-6-8), all handled it pretty well. Even hiked above Cliff lake to Petite lake (very pretty - lots of bugs!)
Camped up at petite lake! Lots of fun!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Hiked several times with children

Monday, July 29, 2013

Hiking was really pretty easy but a few steep sections. Caught nothing and barely saw any fish jumping when a huge hatch was going on.

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Monday, September 07, 2015