Fehr Lake Trail

EASY 61 reviews

Fehr Lake Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

This trail leads to Fehr, Shepard and Hoover Lakes

fishing
6 days ago

Quick easy hike. Caught and released a few Brook trout at Hoover lake.

backpacking
15 days ago

This was a great hike for our dog and an ‘Out of Shape’ backpacker (me). We hiked to Fehr, Shepard, and Hoover lakes. We spent time playing around at Hoover and Shepard lakes then hiked back to Fehr lake to camp overnight. Fantastic weekend trip including one of the best lightning storms we had seen in a long time. Fun times!

hiking
19 days ago

We hiked to Fehr Lake and then to Shepard Lake...or what we thought was Shepard Lake but must have just been a pond now that we have WiFi and cell and can look at the map. LOL! With one of my kids having some stomach troubles, that was really as much as we were able to do anyway. Gorgeous trail with beautiful lakes, views, and wildflowers. We’ll definitely need to go back and to the whole thing when everyone is feeling well!

hiking
21 days ago

4 Miles out and back to Hoover lake

22 days ago

This trail is awesome. Four large lakes to see and the first one is less than a mile in. Great for kids and dogs and overnights.

hiking
1 month ago

Great day for a hike. Easy trail. We went into Shepherd and Hoover lakes. Pretty lakes with great views of bald mountain. The wild flowers were spectacular

1 month ago

Great small hike in the high Uintas. Did it with a 3 and 5 yr old with no issues. Limited hike to Fehr lake by doing a complete loop around the lake and having a picnic on the large rocks on the southeast corner. Fantastic area to explore. Don’t miss the Provo falls overlook if you are coming from Kamas as it’s a highlight of the mirror lake scenic highway. Btw it was 85 in SLC and 54 at fehr lake so dress accordingly.

hiking
1 month ago

Weather - High 60's and mostly sunny. Last vestiges of remaining snow on the peaks. Dry, well maintained trail, with boardwalks in a few marsh/meadow areas. Wildflowers blooming everywhere this time of year. This place is gorgeous and idyllic with awesome photo opportunities. Dog friendly. A great place to let your companion swim around and have a good time. This looks to be a moderately popular spot. It's high elevation and out of the way, so it's never going to be packed. Several other hikers had the same idea we did, but it didn't feel busy. If you're into backpacking, there are a few improvised sites just off the trail. It's worth considering an overnight trip. If you're physically fit, this hike is going to a very enjoyable walk. If you're not fit (I'm not), it's still perfectly doable and highly enjoyable. Elevation change is only a couple hundred feet over a half mile. It's downhill on the way in. So be advised that you have a small climb on the way out.

Note:
Elevation is about 11,000 feet/3350 meters. You will notice the rarefied air. Not a big deal. Just be aware that 02 levels are about half of sea level. Just take your time if you're not used to it.

Five Stars. Put this one on your list!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this trail today. Very easy and very beautiful! Still a little snow so trail was muddy in certain spots but worth it!

10 months ago

We did this hike in May and the landscape was carpeted with wild flowers. We continued on to Shepard and Hoover Lakes, taking pictures all along the way. Bring mosquito repellant and your camera. Easy hike for any skill level.

backpacking
11 months ago

My dad, my 14 year old sister, and myself went backpacking here last week. Beautiful and very easy hike into the Lake. There are plenty of places to set up camp here, with firepits from previous backpackers and plenty of firewood all around. Would recommend bringing an ax if you will be having a fire. There is also a little spring running into the lake with fresh water, but I recommend either using a filter or boil the water to make sure it's clean. From the parking lot to Fehr Lake, it's just over a half mile. Very easy for little ones as well. If you keep following the trail, it will take you to the other 3 lakes. We only went to the first one, which was about another 2 - 2.5 miles to get to, which was shepherd lake. Gorgeous mirror like water with a waterfall on the other side. We only made it to this lake before heading back to Fehr Lake. We tried fishing at both lakes with no luck, but neither of us are big fishers which could explain our bad luck. Overall this is the perfect place to go backpacking if you are a beginner or have little ones. We were the only ones camping here, but there were plenty of hikers coming through during the day. But we camped on the south west side of the lake, which is the opposite side of the trail, so we were not disturbed. We will definitely be returning here next year!

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

Great for kids and families. Absolutely beautiful scenery. We threw in some fishing with power bait and never got a bight in about 2 hours. This may have been because we were fishing the middle of the day though.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Easy, well maintained trail to three named lakes, plus smaller unnamed lakes. The hike really only gets started at Fehr Lake but goes beyond to Sheppard and Hoover Lakes. For me, an added bonus is Moosehorn Lake, just across the road from the trailhead.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Unless you're an expert mountain biker, would not recommend this trail for biking. We took a group of 24 youth/adults on this trail with bikes and there are many unnegotiable rocky patches that require dismounting. At the end of the trail, we climbed the ridge to the Murdock Basin Road and took that all the way to the Mirror Lake Highway for a total 5-hour trip. The upper section of the MBR has many fallen trees across the road.

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Great trail, easy along the beautiful scenic lakes. Dog friendly. I've never seen more than a few people on the trail. Stop and stay for a while, but this time of year have your bug spray handy.

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Hit Fehr, Shepherd and Hoover lakes. Then looped around Shepherd lake to see the waterfall on the other side. The trails are pretty muddy in some places, and there's a couple trees down on the trail, but nothing too crazy. Definitely recommend taking bug spray!

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Awesome day hike. Did this on 6/28/17. A few little patches of snow but overall clear. Pretty muddy on some parts of the trail though. Mosquitos were pretty bad as well. But I would def do this hike again. Made it to Shepard and Hoover lakes as well and explored around a bit. There was nobody else on the trail the whole time we were there.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Great hike! It was all downhill to get to the lakes, so it was all uphill to get out, but it was not bad. The third lake, Hoover Lake, was the best one. We got to watch an osprey fishing. Other than some noisy people, it was a great day.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Gorgeous hike. Right now the wildflowers are in full bloom. To get the first lake is .5 miles. The trail does have several decent climbs.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Loved this hike. Perfect lakes to let the dogs swim. Careful of the bugs as they are bad right now! For a full write up and guide to this trail check out my blog: http://www.mylifestyletoyours.com/07/2016/guide-to-fehr-lake-trail/
-Heather

hiking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Great hike. I highly recommend you keep going to Marshall, Hoover, and Shepherd lakes. Was a little crowded when I went in late August, but once you get past Fehr lake and weed out the weak ones, it opens right up. Dogs loved it.

fishing
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Great little hike, easy enough for kids. Great fly-fishing for some beautiful brookies. This is a great hike to get away from the road but still be close enough if you need anything.

hiking
Monday, October 19, 2015

Nice little lake for short hike

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

fun easy hike, also recommend going to shepherd, marshell, and maba lakes about a mile farther.

hiking
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Great trail if you go to the other two lakes after you reach the first lake. Makes the hike longer and easy to have three destinations. Great for my dog he loved the lakes. Looks like a good spot to camp around the third lake as well. Easy going down harder coming back up.

hiking
Thursday, June 18, 2015

This is an easy, super family-friendly trail in the Uinta Mountains. If you're looking for a more even trail with little change in elevation, this is a good hike. The trail is well established and if you go at the end of July through mid-August, you'll likely see some beautiful wildflowers along the trail.

hiking
Friday, September 05, 2014

Enjoyed this hike. Was up on a Wednesday and there were only 2 other cars at the trailhead. It is a short hike to the first lake and is relatively easy. After stopping to fish for about 45 minutes, I continued on to Shepard Lake. The leg down to Shepard is a bit more difficult with much more elevation lost, but is well worth it.

hiking
Monday, August 18, 2014

Hiked with our two small children - beautiful morning hike, saw a few others on the trail but not very busy. No one at the lake when we arrived. We just missed the height of wildflower season but I imagine it would be spectacular in July. We continued to Shepard and Hoover lakes.

hiking
Friday, November 22, 2013

This hike if for the hiker who doesn't want to hike far at all, but still feel like they are in the middle of nowhere with a lake all to themselves. Me and my buddy hiked this in June 2013 (still had some high level snow in some spots) took is about 15 minutes from the car to the lake. Toddlers can hike this with ease. Fishing was good for us the day we went. Caught 4 brook trout in about an hour. If you go during the week theres a good chance you'll have the lake all to yourselves.

hiking
Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hiked this today with my wife, daughter and her husband and two grand children ages 1 1/2 and 4 . The trail was easy enough that the 4 year old hiked the entire trail by herself. The hike took us less than a hour to complete. We only stopped at the lake for around 10 minutes

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