Highline Trailhead Loop - Naturalist, Four Lakes and Grandaddy Basins

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High Uintas Wilderness

Highline Trailhead Loop - Naturalist, Four Lakes and Grandaddy Basins is a 33.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 33.6 miles Elevation Gain: 4,603 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a mult-day loop that covers three different basins that are accessed from the Highline Trailhead

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

Did this trail over three days and two nights this past week. Nice hike, but very rocky. Lakes are picturesque. It should be noted that the Pine Island Loop Trail intersects the Fish Creek Trail about a half mile west of where indicated on this map. You can see Governor Dern lake from the intersection. This was confusing, I walked right by it, and that put a kink in my plans.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
10 months ago

Knocked this one out last week. We ended up doing way more miles than posted as we had to extract someone 9 miles who buried a knife in his thigh. Once in Naturalist Basin, absolutely do not pass the opportunity to see Shaler lake, Faxen lake, and LeConte lake. Be willing to go to the Morat lakes and Blue lake. These side lakes are by far the most beautiful of all. So much water this year provided waterfalls just about everywhere in this basin. 4 day trip wasn't long enough to enjoy everything here. Forest Service needs to spend some time here and clean up all the downed trees, but on the other hand.......might keep all but the dedicated folks away. A small fire burned out a good mile or more of the forest on the first section of the trail. Manageable.

backpacking
Sat Aug 25 2018

No mosquitos, amazing journey, the beauty is endless. A memorable experience, one of my favorite backpacking trips ever

hiking
Mon Jul 09 2018

Good hike with pretty lake views. The mosquitoes were terrible though. Very rocky trail most of the way. The fishing was great.

backpacking
Sun Aug 25 2013

This is a nice multi-day loop to Naturalist Basin, Four Lakes Basin and Grandaddy Basin. Lots of Lake to explore on mostly easy trails.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago