Little East Fork Blacks Fork

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Little East Fork Blacks Fork is a 16 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Evanston, Utah that features a river 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
16.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1617 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From Hwy U-150, 2 miles north of the Bear River Ranger Station, turn east onto the North Slope Rd. (follow sign directing to the Blacks Fork River) Travel about 16 miles along this road over Elizabeth Pass and down the other side, until you come to its junction with Lyman Lake Campground Road. Turn left and proceed to the next junction. Turn right, following the sign directing you to the East Fork Blacks Fork, drive 2 miles to its junction with the East Fork Blacks Fork trailhead. Follow the trail 1.3 miles to the first trail junction. Take the left trail.

4 months ago

Hiked this last year in 2016. Had about 4 rivers to cross a couple of which we had to make our own bridge which took an hour or so. It would be wise if backpacking, to have a light pair of water shoes and save yourself the trouble. We camped below the lakes due to NO trail going up to them. We did day hikes up to the lakes which wasn't too bad with day packs, albeit steep and bushwacking. Fishing was decent and you are lucky to see ANYONE else.

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backpacking
Friday, September 13, 2013

Hiked up this trail as part of a 32 mile loop trail where we connected this trail with the Highline trail and returned to the same trailhead using the East Fork Blacks Fork Trail. The trail was very muddy with lots of puddles but this was after a couple of days of rain. While there were a lot of boggy areas to cross the trail should be much dryer if it hasn't rained for a couple of days. There were four river crossings that were made more difficult because of the lots of rain over a couple of days which caused the river overflow its banks in places. In lower water the crossing should be much easier but still be prepared to use rocks, trees or wading to get across. Much of the trail had tree blazes or rock cairns but one of the larger cairns half way up led us off the trail up to an old cabin and corral which turned out be a great side trip. The upper part of the trail is above timberline and leads to Squaw Pass on the Crest of the Uinta's. The view of Little East Fork Black Fork and Oweep Basin is outstanding and worth the effort.