Clyde Lake Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Clyde Lake Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily 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 July until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
524 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

Clyde Lake is an oblong lake located in a rocky basin at the foot of Mount Watson. It is 16 acres, 10,420 feet in elevation with 21 feed maximum depth. The shoreline is characterized by scattered conifers with large areas of exposed bedrock along the southeastern margin. Camping opportunities are limited to the the ruggedness and slope of the terrain. Spring water is available in the Divide Lakes vicinity.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

This was a pretty mellow hike as far as the trial goes. I really enjoyed it because there are a handful of lakes you can explore if you take the loop. Wildflowers are in full bloom right now too.

Moderate hike with a rare climb here and there. Many lakes, each looking different from the last. The best view comes from the area surrounding Clyde Lake. Worth the drive from Salt Lake.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Spent two days backpacking & exploring around the entire loop and the trail was very easy to follow even though there was quite a bit of snow still in some places. Views from the Notch are incredible and can't be beat for the effort required to get there. A lot of bang for your buck up here, and some of the easiest high wilderness backcountry there is really, even if all you're interested in is a day hike. Next trip I'll have to go climb Mount Watson, and I definitely wont leave the fishing pole home either. Such beautiful country!

1 month ago

awesome trail......hiked from Crystal lake trail head to cliff lake camped....got up the next morning and hiked to Clyde lake and camped..... fishing was awesome....lots of little Brooke's.....weather was perfect.....hiked out around Alpine,hope and wall lake...June 30th to July 2nd

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Biutifull hiking

1 month ago

Love this hike. I've been doing this hike with my dad for years.

camping
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite hike when I am back packing. I will do the loop.

hiking
9 months ago

Took the family up to do this hike over the weekend but did it as a loop... up to Clyde Lake (2m), then over to where it connects with the Notch Mountain Trail (1m), then down the east side of Wall Lake (2.5m) for a total of 5.5 miles. The Clyde Lake side of this loop is *nowhere* near as "heavily trafficked" as the Notch Mountain Trail side (as you can tell by the trail conditions) but it was a nice easy route to follow with lakes everywhere!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

backpacking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Like Steve said. It's perfect for a beginning backpacker. Took my son in his first trip this weekend. Gorgeous scenery all around and ample camping. An easy day hike too.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

hiking
Sunday, August 02, 2015

This is the perfect hike for the beginner backpacker, or for someone that really wants to get a quick taste of the Uintas, without spending days doing strenuous hikes.
The trailhead starts at the Crystal Lake Trailhead, but you will very quickly leave this trail. You'll come upon a sign for "Cliff Lake", turn right here toward Cliff Lake. From here, you go through several series of flat meadows, separated by fairly steep, but very brief, climbs to gain 50-100 feet elevation. In each series, you get a new lake, new meadow, and new views. All the while, Mt. Watson is dominating the view to the West.
There are several short hikes you can do once you set up camp there. We also did a quick hike out to "The Notch", and several other lakes in the surrounding area.
You'll have plenty of water at your fingertips for this one. In fact, there was a natural spring on the south side of Divide Lake 3 that you can use for clean water. Just look for the break in the meadow/grass on the south side of the lake, and follow the break up toward Mt. Watson. We all drank from it, and nobody got sick ;)

hiking
Sunday, August 02, 2015

This is the perfect hike for the beginner backpacker, or for someone that really wants to get a quick taste of the Uintas, without spending days doing strenuous hikes.
The trailhead starts at the Crystal Lake Trailhead, but you will very quickly leave this trail. You'll come upon a sign for "Cliff Lake", turn right here toward Cliff Lake. From here, you go through several series of flat meadows, separated by fairly steep, but very brief, climbs to gain 50-100 feet elevation. In each series, you get a new lake, new meadow, and new views. All the while, Mt. Watson is dominating the view to the West.
There are several short hikes you can do once you set up camp there. We also did a quick hike out to "The Notch", and several other lakes in the surrounding area.
You'll have plenty of water at your fingertips for this one. In fact, there was a natural spring on the south side of Divide Lake 3 that you can use for clean water. Just look for the break in the meadow/grass on the south side of the lake, and follow the break up toward Mt. Watson. We all drank from it, and nobody got sick ;)

hiking
Sunday, June 21, 2015

This is a nice trail that can be hiked with a little older children because of the distance. It passes several other lakes and ends in an open area near many other lakes. By heading east you can take the notch mountain trail to Wall lake and back to the Crystal Lake Trailhead for a nice loop