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Fish Lake Loop is a 16.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Richfield, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 16.2 mi Elevation gain 1,886 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Backpacking Hiking Running Forest Lake River Views
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Fishlake National Forest 115 East 900 North Richfield, UT 84701 Phone: (435) 896-9233 FAX: (435) 896-9347

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Mary Scott
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Hiking

Well maintained, abundant

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Eric Rosenthal
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Hiking

I started off on the loop and then turned on to the Fishlake Hightop trail after I got bored just walking along the lake. Not that the lake isn't pretty and pleasant. This is a nice area, and the high elevation means it is cooler in the summer.

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David Grubin
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Backpacking

Awesome trail. Amazing views of fish lake all the way around. Some snow left in May so not a winter trail.

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Geri D
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HikingRocky

Just completed an overnight backpacking trip on this loop. Started at the south end of the lake and parked near the end of Forest Service Rd 060 (4x4 and high clearance are needed to reach the end of this road). Walked counter-clock wise and tackled the climb at the beginning of the hike, and camped about 9 miles in at the north end of the lake, just at the end of the aspens. Much of the west side of this trail goes along the lake shore and passes several lakeside resorts and marinas. The east side is secluded and through a pine forest. In early May '20 there were many patches of snow remaining, but nothing that required microspikes. Beautiful views along the entire trail. Recorded 18.5 miles and 2011 ft elevation gain on my alltrails app.

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Dawn Page
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Hiking

Excellent option for fall color. Very lightly traveled and a great view of Pando, a 106 acre aspen clone, with a common root system, believed to be one of the largest living things on the planet and among the oldest. We just walked the portion from Pando to the overlook. The trail is well maintained and a beautiful walk around a vivid blue lake. Switchbacks to the overlook ascend from 9000 to 10000 feet at a rapid rise. Two benches along the way help with the high altitude huffing and puffing. This hike is a hidden gem.

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Kenny D.
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Hiking

A tough hiking trail with some heavy switchbacks on the east side of the lake, but completely worth it.

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Shawn Evans
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HikingRocky
First to Review

This is not a good trail for mountain biking. Very rocky once you hit the eastern hillsides.

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Brian Cox
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Jenny N
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Justin Crane
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Rondi Thornton
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Spencer Stites
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Travis Goettsche
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Bruce Hansen
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Ralph Miller
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Joshua Thornton
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Norlen Dalton
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