Ibantik Lake Trail is a 7.7 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: 7.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,108 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing Trip! We hiked the planned trail to Ibantik but figured it was going to be very busy so we pushed past and went to Seymore Lake. No good campsites there so we doubled back and stayed at a little no name lake we passed on the way to Seymore. Great campsite, river close by and stayed for a 2 days.

hiking
7 months ago

Gorgeous trail - moderate difficulty with beautiful views. Bring layers! Also, I recorded close to 8.6 miles, not 7.7.

hiking
8 months ago

Trail was great. 4.5 miles in and then you can take two different routes out. Clear signs get you up to Ibantik and back out. Trail conditions were very good.

backpacking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Quite moderate. Went in August, parking at trail head was sparing. The farther you go past Wall Lake the less hikers you will encounter, although each lake I passed had 2-3 backpackers camping.Still an awesome hike regardless.

hiking
9 months ago

Definitely a moderate hike. Amount of other hiker/people starts to clear out after Wall Lake. Noticed quite a few flies while hiking and some mosquitos, but not horrible.

recorded Recording - Aug 18, 02:15 PM

hiking
9 months ago

Started on a mid-August Sunday at 10:15am. Parking lot was full by then. Trail difficulty is accurately rated at moderate. Well-maintained all the way to the lake. Saw a lot of backpackers leaving on the way there but very few on the way back until the saddle viewpoint. No bug issues.

hiking
9 months ago

Excellent and well marked trail. We hiked in toward Meadows lake, camped overnight and then back out. Plenty of amazing views and opportunities to enjoy nature. The trails were pretty crowded on Friday up until the notch, then they thinned out further on. We didn't really have many bugs while hiking, but when we stopped to setup camp, they descended upon us. I highly recommend it and look forward to doing it again sometime.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail, Lake Ibantik underwhelming. lakes just prior were arguably nicer. Good weather, clear night sky until very bright moon rise.

hiking
9 months ago

Fantastic trail! We just did this as a day hike. The trailhead was so crowded that we had to park at Trial Lake and hike to Wall Lake, but from there we followed the Notch Trail to Ibantik. Everything was beautiful, weather was great, almost no mosquitoes. In all we were close to 10 miles with the extra bit from Trial Lake. Highly recommend this trail!

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike!! Many ponds and lakes. Closer to 8.5 miles in total distance.

hiking
9 months ago

The title of this hike should be Just Wow! We loved it. Not many mosquito’s, didn’t even use spray. Passed 24 lakes in total with the Clyde lake loop added in. Wildflowers were the best we had seen so far this year. We clocked 9.6 miles with adding the loop.

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

Definitely longer than 7.7 miles round trip. Several in our group had devices recording distance and we all recorded about 11.5 miles. Otherwise, absolutely beautiful trail. The wildflowers were amazing.

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked on 7/20/19. Beautiful hike. As others have mentioned, this is probably closer to 9 miles round trip, but still isn’t super strenuous. Started the hike by Trail Lake instead, but both parking lots were pretty full. The initial part of the trail was pretty busy up until Wall Lake and then it thinned out. Once you get to the top of the notch it seemed to get less busy too. A lot of people with camping gear were on the trail, and the lake area on the other side of the notch had some nice camping spots scattered around. Only did this as a day hike though which was still pretty mild. Definitely buggy this time of the year. Good mix of shade and sun through the hike as well. One of my favorites so far in the Uintas.

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
10 months ago

Trail is in good shape. Lots of mosquitos as expected. We clocked in at right around 9 miles today. AllTrails tracker doesn’t follow the actual trail.

backpacking
bugs
10 months ago

Overall decent trail that is pretty easy even with a heavy backpack. We went to this lake and ended up camping at meadow lake 1.4 miles further from Ibantik. Trailhead parking lot was insanely busy, and I’m not sure what time you would need to get there to ensure not having to park in the overflow parking area. Trail is very crowded at first as well (with large Boy Scout groups), but it thins out the further you go. The bugs (mosquitoes and gnats) are horrible right now...bug spray helped with the mosquitoes but did nothing for the gnats.

backpacking
10 months ago

Me and my brother did this as an overnight backpacking trip. It was amazing! The stars were beautiful. We didn't see any mountain goats or really any wildlife accept for salamanders is some of the ponds on the way up. The trail is pretty easy going. The only challenge for us was "The Notch" This is the highest point of the hike so it's going up on the way there and going up on the way back. There are camping spots and fire pits throughout the area. The best ones are across the dam on the the other side of the lake. There is a small waterfall and fun boulders to climb on as well. Highly Recommend you check it out!

hiking
10 months ago

We hiked this as a loop — Clyde Lake to Notch to Ibantik back to Notch down to Wall Lake. Trail is in great condition although a little wet heading down from Notch to Ibantik. Gorgeous views the entire route. Don’t forget the bug spray—swarms of mosquitos in places. We logged a total of 9+ miles.

backpacking
Tue Aug 28 2018

Very beautiful trail the whole way. I'm no bird expert but the back half of the trail seems to have more than usual bird nests, so if you're into that, this might be a good place! This is perfect for a quick overnighter with no planning, or a first time backpacking trip, or even one to take the younglings with. It is a little bit of a climb to get over the notch both ways, but definitely not bad. The great thing is, there are several bodies of water along the way that you could stop at if your legs got too tired and just set up camp there. The parking lot does get full, so get there early (or late) to get into that parking lot. There are two trailheads that I saw from the parking lot, one that is big and welcoming, and the other that you want to go on is hidden behind cars. If it wasn't for the AllTrails app I would have kept going for a while longer haha. Get on the trail that says Wall Lake. The trail is well maintained and easy to stay on, even when the trail disappears, people have lined rocks up to form a trail over the boulders. Very hard to get lost once you're on the trail. The lake is fairly small, but very pretty being nestled next to a big cliff mountain. There will be a lot of other campers with you there. The best camping spots are on the east side of the lake in the trees. Much better for hammocks, and there is actually firewood over there. No fire for me on the rocky west side haha. Very fun overnighter, will do again next year.

nature trips
Sun Aug 12 2018

What a great hike for a beginner backpacker. It’s just enough to challenge you. Just got back today on August 12th.

Sun Aug 12 2018

Hey everyone! First off, this was a beautiful hike! We backpacked in, and it was a great overnight trip. It wasn’t too steep, and the dogs loved it as well. The parking lot fills up quick! If you don’t get there at 5:00 A.M, you could be looking at an extra mile from where you have to park. (Unless you are a rebel and have no problem getting a ticket for parking where it clearly says you cannot. There were no signs leaving from Washington Lake. If it wasn’t for the All Trails app, I would have been really confused on where to go. So make sure to open up that little map All Trails has to offer. iPhone users beware, if you hit the directions option from your all trails app, it WILL lead you to a different parking lot! Open up the actual map all trails provides, click on the little arrow to the bottom left, and actually follow your phones directions to the correct parking to get to the trailhead. And as I said before, there were no signs, it actually says there are two different lakes that you’ll be hiking past.

Thu Jul 26 2018

loved this hike. not too steep either way, great views of lakes, cliffs and rocks. We just hiked to Ibantic lake and back. the parking lot was overflowing and rude people parked by the no parking signs along the road, which blocked traffic. we parked in the overflow parking about a half mile away with no problem.

hiking
Tue Jul 24 2018

This is a beautiful hike that has a lot of beautiful vistas, lakes, meadows and forests. Fairly busy but not bad. We hiked only as far as the pass and didn’t go down to Ibantik Lake.

backpacking
Sun Jul 22 2018

Great trail! Tons of lakes and lots of wild life. BE ADVISED the mileage on all trails is way off. My Garmin read 9.5 miles round trip instead of 6.4. Elevation is accurate.

backpacking
Sat Jul 14 2018

Hiked in on July 5th with my kids for one night. Hike wasn’t bad. The only challenging part was going over the pass and it wasn’t hard at all. Fishing wasn’t great. Caught one fish on a worm. 9 mountain goats walked through our camp. 6-7 awesome camping spots and a few more that are decent. By evening most were occupied. Two streams feed into the lake on both sides of the lake. Plenty of firewood within 80 yards of the bank. Breeze blows from the West most of the day and stops a little after sundown. Mosquitos weren’t bad, but we wore 100% Deet.. Perfect first back packing trip for my 4 kids (18, 16, 14, 11). Views are spectacular. Water is so clear. Would definitely go again.

hiking
Mon Jul 09 2018

Worth the trip. Not the best fishing but a great view!

hiking
Mon Jul 09 2018

Very pretty! Went and the parking lot was very crowded, the trail became less crowded the further in we hiked. Lots of dogs on and off leash. Bugs weren’t bad, but they were out.

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