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Fish Lake Alternate Route is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oakley, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.9 mi Elevation gain 2,076 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Backpacking Camping Fishing Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Scramble Off trail Fee
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Please note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked and/or that there may be poor cell reception in this area. Dogs are now allowed to swim in these lakes.

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Austin Davis
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Backpacking

I've been doing a hike similar to this every year for the last 17 years. There is not a trail if you come in from this direction, so if you are not experienced in the area it's best to come up from Holiday Park.

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Breck Tuttle
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Hiking

If you have a 4 wheel drive you can drive to the end on forest service road 711. There in no trail from the end of the road. We headed left of the default route because it’s not accurate and avoided an unnecessarily steep section just past the end of the road. After getting up to upper bench we followed the route to Whiskey Island Lake. This lake doesn’t show up on the AllTrails map Layer. This is an alternate route to Whiskey Island Lake. We again departed from the default route as we approached the pass and climbed a very steep chute to the top of the pass. From the pass we felt the better repute was to the left (South) where we found a section with less boulder hopping down the most of the middle section. Then again we didn’t follow the default route to Fish Lake but stayed on a higher in a bench above the trees. This allowed us to avoid downed trees and travel much faster to the Lake.

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Breck Tuttle
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If you have a 4 wheel drive you can drive to the end on forest service road 711. There in no trail from the end of the road. We headed left of the default route because it’s not accurate and avoided an unnecessarily steep section just past the end of the road. After getting up to upper bench we followed the route to Whiskey Island Lake. This lake doesn’t show up on the AllTrails map Layer. This is an alternate route to Whiskey Island Lake. We again departed from the default route as we approached the pass and climbed a very steep chute to the top of the pass. From the pass we felt the better repute was to the left (South) where we found a section with less boulder hopping down the most of the middle section. Then again we didn’t follow the default route to Fish Lake but stayed on a higher in a bench above the trees. This allowed us to avoid downed trees and travel much faster to the Lake.

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Josh Grundmann
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Not marked at all. Go the other way if you want to actually make it.

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Doug Oler
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Hiking

We didn't do the loop, but instead went directly over the ridge to the west of whiskey island lake. It was a very steep slope but only 500 feet or so. Coming back down the slope in the rain was dangerous, and I wouldn't recommend it. The view from the top was amazing, and was well worth the climb. Going this route significantly shortened the time it took to reach fish lake. The fishing at fish lake was great - we caught several arctic grayling, which were really tasty. We did catch some at Sand Lake too, but they were much smaller there.

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Eric Wiaderny
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The hike takes me about 2-3 hrs but is worth for the great view and arctic graylings in the area.

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Donnie Williams
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justin demers
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Preston Rowlette
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Doug Oler
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Steven Clyde
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