East Fork Blacks Fork Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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East Fork Blacks Fork Trail is a 23.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain View, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from July until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
23.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3494 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wildlife

bridge out

From Evanston, take the Mirror Lake Highway (Highway 150) south about 30 miles to the East Fork of the Bear River turnoff (North Slope Road) Follow this road east about 20 miles to a junction just past Lyman Lakes. Then take the south road (Road 065) just a little over 5 miles to East Fork Blacks Fork trail-head.

backpacking
2 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.

backpacking
Sunday, September 15, 2013

Hiked down this trail from Red Knob Pass as part of a 32 mile loop trail which I connected this trail with two others. Starting with the Little East Fork trail and then the Highline trail on the south slope of the Uintas. The trail was very muddy with lots of puddles but this was after a couple of days of rain. While there were a lot of boggy areas to cross that will always exist most of the trail should be much dryer if it hasn't rained for a couple of days. In the meadows the trail was especially difficult to follow because of the tall grass. There were five river crossings that were made more difficult because of the rain which caused the river overflow its banks in places. In lower water the crossing should be much easier but be prepared to use rocks, trees or wading to get across. Much of the trail had tree blazes or rock cairns The upper part of the trail is above timberline and leads to Red Knob Pass on the Crest of the Uinta's. The views of the East Fork Black Fork, West Fork Blacks Fork and Lake Fork drainage's are outstanding and worth the effort. The trail actually follows the crest of the Uinta's for a short distance which is a bonus.