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Picture Lake Trail is a 29.1 mile out and back trail located near Mountain Home, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 29.1 mi Elevation gain 4,284 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Backpacking Camping Hiking Forest Lake
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Getting There

The trail-head has forty vehicle parking places and offers campsites and toilets. All other facilities can be found 0.25 miles northwest at moon Lake Campground.

Duchesne/Roosevelt Ranger District Duchesne Office 85 West Main PO Box 981 Duchesne, UT 84021 Phone: 435-738-2482 Fax: 435-781-5215

To get to the Lake Fork Trailhead, head north from US 40 in Duchesne on Utah 87 following signs toward Mountain Home. North of Mountain Home, 18.9 miles north of Duchesne, the road jogs right for 0.1 mile then turns left and continues north. Just beyond the jog the pavement ends and a gravel road continues north across Tribal land. The pavement start at the national Forest boundary after the pavement starts. Lake Fork Trailhead parking area is 32.8 miles form Duchesne.

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Steve Kitchen
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BackpackingOff trailRocky
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Nice hike with lots of views and lakes to fish along the way. There is not a trail to Picture Lake the last 1/2 mile or so. Take a GPS or a map and compass to find your way the last off trail portion. The trail is fairly steep and steady the entire way with one pass to go over. the views of East Basin at the pass were amazing with Mount Lovenia and Kings peak in the distance. The trail was loaded with wild raspberries and strawberries. I would recommend this hike for those who are capable to do the distance and are confident off trail the last little bit.