Grandaddy Lake via Grandview Trail

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High Uintas Wilderness

Grandaddy Lake via Grandview Trail is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hanna, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length7.2 miElevation gain1,305 ftRoute typeOut & back
BackpackingCampingFishingHikingHorseback ridingNature tripsDog friendlyForestLakeViewswild-flowersWildlifeBugs
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Getting There

FIRE CLOSURE: As of February 2021. there are closures in this park or area due to wildfire. For more information, please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ashley/home.

The Grandview trailhead has fifty parking places. Toilets and a stock unloading ramp are also there.

Duchesne Office 85 West Main PO Box 981 Duchesne, UT 84021 Phone: 435-738-2482 Fax: 435-781-5215

From Heber City, take US Highway 40 east to SR 208 which is about 6 miles east of Fruitland. Head north on SR 208 for 10 miles to SR 35. Follow SR 35 northwest 10 miles to Hanna, From Hanna, follow a dirt road, Forest Road 144, 11 miles northwest to Hades Campground. Stay on the same road another 0.5 miles to a junction. Go right northeast about 5 steep miles to Grandview trailhead.

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Daniel Welch
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Note, the gate just past the campgrounds was closed on 10/10/2020. Not sure if this is still because of wildfires or if it is just closed for the season.

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Jeanne Whitmore
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The trail is closed today because of wild fires.

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Scott Covington
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Backpacking

I came out on this trail. Having entered at the Mill Flat Trailhead and looped back around. Sadly the hardest part was walking the forest road back to my car at the other trailhead. It’s pretty steep, I’m glad I didn’t enter Granddaddy from this one! Granddaddy was beautiful, but not a single soul was around.

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James Samuel
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Dale Painter
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So it's already been said a few times but the first 3 miles or so is pretty rough. I'm out of shape and on the heavy side and it was an ass whooping. Besides my condition the trail was great, surprising clean for the amount of traffic. Beautiful area will definitely do again.

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Roscoe Allen
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Vinnie Healy
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Hiking

Great trail. Thought we were gonna die the first 3 miles but ya know, not so bad after that. It was a tough trail, for us out of shape people but we made it and feel accomplished.

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Braden Wilde
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Backpacked in for one night 7/18-7/19. The trail to Granddaddy Lake is well marked, mostly dry dirt and sand with some loose rocky areas but not terribly difficult at all for someone in decent shape. Would be a good introduction to backpacking and it seemed people knew that as the trailhead parking lot was full and there were a few groups with young kids and elderly hikers. We continued on to Lodgepole Lake for some fishing and didn’t see another person the whole day until we returned to Granddaddy to set up camp for the night. There are distance restrictions on campsites and fires being too close to the water or the trail but it wasn’t difficult to find a suitable campsite for the night. Fishing was great with spinners, only a few bites with flies. The temperature was in the 40s at night and we slept comfortably in a tent with a rain fly. The mosquitoes were most active at dusk and early morning but the heat of the day and a nice breeze kept them down otherwise, we used mosquito nets and 100% deet for the busy times. Overall a beautiful land of lakes to explore for the up-and-coming backpacker!

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Adam Sego
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Fishing

Great weekend backpacking trip, 7/18 - 7/19. Wildflowers in abundance. Temperatures at night probably around upper 40's or so. With the fly on our tent we stayed very comfortable. Mosquitoes were definitely present but not horrible. 100% deet seemed to work well. We also had face netting for mosquitoes on in the later evening and early morning. Fishing was great! Used spinners in both Granddaddy Lake and Lodgepole and had great luck.

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Charly Combe
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Hiking

beautiful hike with view you have to see. this hike can be done by any level of hiker if they take their time.

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Natalie Lynch
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Great hike to the tree line and beautiful lakes

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John Stimpson
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It’s a beautiful area, other than the fact that half the trees have died from nettle infestations. Thanks global warming! Hopefully it will be pretty again in 100 years, after new tree species have a chance to replace the one that is being extinguished from the mountain range.

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Rick Wahlquist
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Hiked in the Grandaddy Basin July 9-10. The trail conditions are good, no mud to speak of. The mosquitoes however are abundant. I kept 100% Deet on all the time and it did work to keep the bites away, however the flys and mosquitoes buzzing your face is annoying. The fishing was slow, I caught several nice cutthroat trout.

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Erin Mal
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Trail is easy to follow. We hiked mid July and like others have said, the mosquitoes are THICK. Keeps you motivated to keep moving :) Very pleasant hike. Did with both our dogs and they loved all the lakes out there. Narrow/rocky road to get to the start of the hike (about 6 miles), so recommend a sturdy vehicle.

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Tiare Olivarez
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Hiking

Backpacked this trail 4th of July weekend. The first mile or so is all switchbacks, but once you pass that, it’s a gradual incline. Great views! Once you see the lakes from the top of the mountain, it’s about a mile hike down. SO MANY MOSQUITOS! Make sure to take bug spray. We had a great time and caught some nice cutthroat trout! TIP- I would HIGHLY recommend taking a 4WD vehicle to the trailhead due to the rocks, potholes, etc. Unfortunately, we didn’t have that option so we put our Altima to the test.

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Shaela Moore
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We hiked this on 6/26/2020 and it was such a great hike. We had three adults 30 years old and younger with three kids, 7 months 7 years and 9 years. We made it about 3 miles in and had to turn back because the kids were tired(not experienced hikers at all). It was moderate for me and I’m a novice overweight hiker who has only been hiking for about a month and a half. I got some good big bites despite using bug spray. The trail was pretty rocky but well managed. We were in the shade much of the hike and even though it was the middle of the day we stayed cool. I plan to go back another time without kids to hike all the way in.

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Strait Hill
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Hiked in from the Grandview Trailhead and out to Lower Stillwater. Mosquitoes were thick.

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Sierra Lund
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Absolutely beautiful! A bit steep at some parts but overall a great trail for beginner hikers and scouts.

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Bryson Dean
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HikingBugsMuddy

Great hike and amazing views. Saw very few people the weather was amazing. We did it as a day hike but if you are looking for a great backpacking trip this is amazing.

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Brandon Gilliam
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Has anyone done this trail in late June? What’s the conditions during this time?

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Kip Freeman
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Trail head was not reachable by car due to snow. We had to park at the road gate, about 1.5 miles from the trail head. The trail itself had 3 to 6 inches of snow on most of it, but also many spots with 8 to 12 inches. We did not make it all the way to the lake because we forgot our gators and our feet got wet. Not enough snow yet for snow shoes on the rocky trails.

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Madeline A
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Heavily use, moderate trail, rocky and sandy in places. Yield to the horses! a great way to get into the Uintas for a multi day overnight trip

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