Joan Lake, Gem Lake, and Echo Lake Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Joan Lake, Gem Lake, and Echo Lake Trail is a 8.4 mile lightly 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 July until September.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1095 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

If you want to check out Joan Lake you will have to pick your way up an extremely steep hill through loose rock, sand and deadfall timber. There is no trail, and you'll have to choose your route carefully to avoid several sizable cliffs.

hiking
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hiked up to Joan and Gem Lakes from Echo lake met some hikers that came over Murdock Mountain and didn't know that it was much closer from Echo. Years ago the road was good enough to get to Echo Lake fairly easily. There are golden trough in the lake now

hiking
Sunday, August 11, 2013

We turned our Joan Lake hike into a loop that started at Pyramid, then Echo, Joan, Gem and back to Echo. It was a great hike. Once into the wilderness and away from the dirt road it was a beautiful and solitary place. Peaceful with a lot of wild life living in the area. Great views above Echo and good fishing at the lakes. Our track map can be found here... http://alltrails.com/tracks/joan-lake-trail

hiking
Friday, August 09, 2013