Lofty Lake Loop Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and fishing and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
961 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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Lofty Lake Trail is located near Kamas, Utah and features a lake. The trail is primarily used for hiking. This Hike starts at the Pass Lake Trailhead just on the Highway near Pass Lake. Start on the Weber River trail. After a short distance you will come to the Lofty Lake Trail on the right. Continue around .7 miles and you will come to the Cuberant Lake Trail junction but continue to the right past Kamas Lake 1.3 miles until you arrive at Lofty Lake less that 1 miles from Kamas Lake. Either return the way you came or continue up the pass and drop down to Scout Lake near a boy scout camp working south and west until you arrive back at the Weber river trail and return to you car.

25 days ago

Beautiful hike!! Today the snow was about a foot deep on one section of the trail, but we were able to follow others' footsteps and really enjoyed the hike. It took us a little over two hours.

28 days ago

Unable to hike now due to snow. I’m sure this hike is wonderful, but just wanted this review to be on here so people know the condition of the trail.

1 month ago

beautiful

1 month ago

Many lakes and a couple great view points. An easy-moderate hike that gives you a good taste of the Uintas

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1 month ago

We went counter clockwise. Stunning views at top. Beautiful alpine the rest of the route, with many wild flowers in bloom. Peaceful and serene!

1 month ago

Lovely hike. Extremely mild. Beautiful lakes along the way. Bring some hammocks and chairs, as this is a spot to RELAX. Could have spent days exploring the Lofty Lake area. Beautiful formations and very little traffic. Smoky the past couple days, but where is it not. Highly recommended.

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2 months ago

Great hike with beautiful scenery. Some steep, rocky trails. We took a group of kids 11-17 and had a great time.

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2 months ago

Wonderful trail with amazing views that crosses multiple lakes

2 months ago

Great trail. Everything you can ask for.

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3 months ago

This is a beautiful trail. I suggest going counter clockwise because the second half is steeper so it’s easier to go down.

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3 months ago

This hike has beautiful lakes to hike past as you hike to Lofty Lake. At the summit you can see several Mountian ranges as well as other lakes around.

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3 months ago

We did this route counter clockwise. This route starts out all uphill for the first 1.5 miles. The trail is well defined in most places and there are a few cairns laid where the trail may get confusing. After reaching the ridge summit you come to Lofty Lake. Great place to take a rest and grab some water and snack. Most of the trail from here is downhill. We saw a few people camping here. Next you come to Cutthroat lake although the trail doesn’t take you down to it. There is a spur trail that can take you down. Our final lake was Kamas Lake. This is the largest of the lakes on this loop. The water was cold but not enough to keep us from taking a quick dip. Once you leave Kamas lake you scramble down some rocky trail and then wander through meadows until you reach the parking lot where you began. For us the weather was just right and we had a breeze to keep the bugs off us. We didn’t even use bug spray. Great quick loop. Would be challenging for kids but not impossible. We saw plenty of families with small children. I would rate this trail as moderate.

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3 months ago

Absolutely amazing. Bring tons of water, and if you’re not used to the altitude, you’re gonna be working a lot harder than normal.

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3 months ago

Beautiful & remote trail with lots of different scenery along the way to a serene lake. Great trail for adventurous tourists!

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3 months ago

One of my favorites. But it’s further than 4.5 miles. The views are amazing ! It’s mountain heaven !!

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3 months ago

This hike had amazing views and lots of different terrain. We didn’t calculate it exactly, but all our fit bits tracked it close to 6.5 miles. Official or not it seemed longer. Bug spray is a must. The trail was busier than expected, but we went on a holiday. There is also a scout camp, so you may run into large groups of boys. Also, don’t forget to pay the recreation fee. ($6.00) The drop boxes are not near the trail head. Closest one is by Mirror Lake.

3 months ago

This hike is a great find but definitely a moderate hike. I wish I had known about the bugs because I was eaten alive so bring bug spray! We passed like five lakes and it was so beautiful. Not too crowded which was super nice. I would definitely do this hike again.

3 months ago

Fun loop, lots of lakes. Bring bug spray!

3 months ago

Amazing trail! Well kept, beautiful. Most of the elevation gain was in a concentrated areas so small parts of it were pretty steep but elsewhere was moderate or flat. There weren’t too many bugs but definitely bring repellent. Tons of wildflowers, Lakes, streams, and high up views for great pictures.

4 months ago

Beautiful hike with gorgeous views and lots of lakes. Definitely one I would do again. Weather can change in an instant so go prepared.

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4 months ago

We didn’t leash our dog and didn’t see any on leashes (other than in the parking lot). This is a gorgeous loop with great variation—green, swampy meadows (wear bug spray), high lakes, and rocky, sweeping vistas. Not too challenging, other than a little push to the high point about half way through. I liked starting the loop by going towards Scout lake and ending by Kamas lake.

4 months ago

beautiful views. We saw some mountain goats on the way down. Lots and lot of mosquitos. Once you stop for a split second, the mosquitoes will all come and try to bite you. The most amount of mosquitoes I have ever seen. Very annoying.

4 months ago

Very pretty hike. Pretty easy and the climb at the beginning isn’t too bad. You run into a few different lakes and meadows. Make sure to check the weather, we got caught in the rain, but luckily had rain jackets with us.

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4 months ago

Such a beautiful hike! No snow on the trail, ran into more people in the last mile or so but not crowded by any means. We bug sprayed at the beginning and middle and were fine for the most part.

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4 months ago

Both times we've done this trail, our Garmin watches said the distance was closer to 4.4 miles than the advertised 3.9. This trail is steep & rocky, hard on the body. Breath-taking views.

4 months ago

We hiked the loop on the first of July and had a great time! It was a little rough on my 7 year old daughter’s legs though. Bugs weren’t too bad but we did wish we had some repellent on the trail down after Kamas Lake. The dogs on a leash rule must be suggested only as our pup was the only leashed dog of the dozens we saw so keep that in mind.

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4 months ago

‘‘Twas epic! Bring bug spray, it will make the experience that much sweeter.

4 months ago

Beautiful hike! I didn’t see a soul on the trail. Very peaceful!

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5 months ago

So much bang for the mileage! A must do! Lots of mosquitos right now, tiny bit of snow at the top but navigable in tennis shoes. Beautiful trout in the first lake to fish for.

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5 months ago

Beautiful hike. Had to hike through some snow at the top, and water run off on the trail. May want to wait a few more week for the snow to melt.

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