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Four Lakes Basin Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Four Lakes Basin Trail is a 16.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, and fly fishing and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 16.5 miles Elevation Gain: 2,509 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The Highline Trailhead is located 34.5 miles east of Kamas on the Mirror Lake Highway (U-150).

backpacking
1 month ago

Great hike!

backpacking
1 month ago

Not a bad trail at all. It seems to go up and down more instead of constantly going up like most other trails. That made for a nice blend of climbs, flat, and downhill descents for the trip in and the trip out. The trail traffic was pretty normal. Made our base camp at Carolyn Lake just off the main trail before going in to Four Lakes the next morning (Four Lakes is rocky for camping; took us under an hour (2 miles) to get there from Carolyn) and had both locations all to ourselves. Fishing was good at Four Lakes (we only fished Dean Lake there).

Sunday, August 12, 2018

90% uphill but the hike is worth It, the whole time we were pretty much on fucking grind time. We almost got fucked up by a 500lb Bear, to dark to tell what kind of bear It was. Plenty of water to go around if you have a filter, there are a couple of natural springs to stop by and fill up as well. But the whole time we had to watch our fucking ass. But the grind was really worth It. Fishing in Jean lake is incredible. Last time we were up we fishing along the Rocky Mountain base, and silver spinners worked amazingly. Fly fishing wasn’t very hot at jean lake.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Really worth the walk. As we entered the four lakes basin we stayed on the trail that goes to Jean Lake, or the northern choice. It was serene and pleasant. No one else was around, in fact we only saw a couple deer for wildlife. I will add, though, that the mileage is more than the trail description estimates. My GPS calculated 10 miles from the parking of the Highline trailhead to Jean lake. to verify, it was 10 miles on the way out as well. If you're doing this as a day hike it might be worth considering some extra food and having a water filter.

backpacking
Friday, August 04, 2017

This was an amazing weekend backpacking trip! Strenuous but well worth it!

backpacking
Friday, June 09, 2017

Great place to visit. Beautiful hike almost the whole way. Great places to stop on the way in. Not overcrowded. Great lakes to fish in. Make sure you bring your rod, don't forget to stop at Carolyn and catch as many arctic graylings as your heart desires.

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Well maintained trail. Relatively easy, just long. Absolutely amazing scenery and views. There were very few people on the trail, especially for Labor Day. I will definitely do this one again. It is worth the full day trek.

camping
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Went up with the scouts and had a blast fishing and enjoying the view. Caught larger fish in Daynes lake :)

camping
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Great hike. I'd recommend starting at the upper trailhead (not mirror lake) -- shaved a few of the more crowded miles off.

camping
Friday, June 28, 2013

Love this Trail. It makes a good out and back or a loop. There are lots of options. In mid-June, I did not encounter any bugs in the basin. I'm sure later on in the summer there will be more then plenty to annoy. This area has plenty of camping options so do your best to practice leave no trace camping to keep your secret spot safe. I made this into a much longer loop then listed in AllTrails. I added a day hike to Grand Daddy Lake and back up to Naturalist Basin.

backpacking
Saturday, August 30, 2008

Nice Basin with 4 lakes to choose from. Just far enough away from the trail-head to avoid most of the crowds

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