Ibantik Lake Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews
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Ibantik Lake Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1250 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From Kamas, take the Mirror Lake Highway (Highway 150) 27 miles to the Trial lake. Exit west onto a paved road, and travel about a mile to a fork in the road, Then turn north for another mile to the trail-head.

backpacking
21 hours ago

Great hike! Many lakes and wildflowers. We saw 3 adult mountain goats and 3 babies(kids) right by our camp site. Got really cold at night.
Hike was mainly hard towards the end getting to the notch then hiking down to Ibantik.

hiking
5 days ago

11 days ago

Did this hike 8/3-8/5 stayed one day at ibantik and fished great hike in east to find and follow trail.

backpacking
12 days ago

Awesome and very eventful 2 day backpacking trip. We started out Saturday morning at Crystal Lake Trailhead. 4.1 miles to Ibantik. So many pretty wildflowers and lakes on the way. The trail itself was awesome to hike. Pretty easy. The notch was the hardest part, and that isn't bad. We passed many people on our way in, and luckily only had 3 parties out at the lake Saturday night. We actually had a really close encounter with a family of 6 goats, who took a liking to our campground while we were at the lake.

We got to jump in the lake a couple times, and headed back out Sunday morning. There was a search and rescue out there for a man missing for about a week. Please be prepared with GPS and maps when you go into the woods folks!

13 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Did this hike on 7/31/17. I started at the ibantik lake trail head where the crystal lake parking lot is. The trail itself wasn’t bad at all. The hardest part was getting up the notch, but even then I didn’t find it that difficult. The views from the notch are awesome! Ibantik lake was surprisingly crowded tho. On my way back I ended up taking the Clyde lake trail so it looped around and ended back at the crystal lake trailhead. This is a great hike if you wanted a quick day hike or a long one you can spread it it as fast or as long as you’d like. A bunch of different lakes to explore and check out.

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backpacking
23 days ago

This is a really beautiful and easy backpacking trip. It is about 4m one way in to Ibantik. It has become very crowded over the last couple of years. Get there early to pick a good spot.

24 days ago

Scenic hike. The first mile is pretty mellow and then the climb is pretty constant. The lake was super crowded, 30ish people or so and everyone was within 50 feet of each other. Bugs were moderate and went dormant during the night.

25 days ago

hiking
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backpacking
1 month ago

The bugs near Meadow lake were HORRIBLE! Bring a Thermacell even if you have to sell your car to get one. Such a beautiful area and the hike is only challenging near the notch.

trail running
1 month ago

Two words: BUG SPRAY. Trail is extremely crowded until you get up past the Notch. Then the number of people thins out drastically. There is still some snow on the downward trail after the notch so watch for the switchbacks to stay on the trail. SUPER runnable. Went all the way up to Meadow Lake/Seymour Lake for a total 12 mile round trip.

hiking
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