Farmers Lake Trail via Swift Creek Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Farmers Lake Trail via Swift Creek Trail is a 15.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Altonah, 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 are also able to use this trail.

15.6 miles
3,385 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


Access to Farmers Lake is by the Swift Creek Trail which is 7.9 miles long and starts at the Swift Creek Trailhead and ends at the Farmers Lake Trail (#055). This trail actual splits into two trails with the left fork leading to Farmers Lake. The right fork joins the Farmers Lake Trail between Farmers Lake and Timothy Lakes The Farmers Lake Trail connects the Yellowstone Trail 4.4 miles to the NW of Farmers Lake, with East Timothy Lake 1.25 miles to the NE then go on down to Jackson Park Trailhead.

2 months ago

This trail will test you from the get go and does so all the way to Deer Lake. From Deer Lake it's pretty easy going to Farmers Lake. Stayed my final night at White Miller Lake. Damn good campsite there!

2 months ago

Well the trail was difficult. but the Lakes were great. Definitely take big spray. I never got bit, but if they attack your be bloodless in seconds. The lake was gorgeous. I'd definitely recommend taking the hike in in two days. Getting out can be done in one (for me, it was 9 hours getting in 4.5 hours getting out). Early July was really nice, only cold at like 6 am, the rest of the time was perfect. Outside of the steep terrain, it was great!

3 months ago

Great for solitude. Full trip report here including my trail map to Farmer's Lake.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

i did this trail in july 2016 with 4 freinds. we did about 17 miles in and out. the fishing was amazing. small fish in deer lake and huge trout in farmers lake. we stayed 3 nights 4 days.

Friday, May 23, 2014

I started at the Swift Creek trail-head and spent the first night in the Timothy Lakes Basin so I missed a short portion of this trail to Farmers Lake since the trail forks. I hit the trail before the sun came up and stopped at Farmers Lake for breakfast and to enjoy the sunrise, Listened to the birds chirping and loving the solitude. Very beautiful area just south of Kings Peak