Red Lake Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Red Lake Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

3.6 miles 1053 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

horseback riding




The Red Lake Trail begins on a gradual incline through a large grove of maple trees. It rounds a point and begins its descent into a drainage, then crosses the stream and starts back up the other side. The trail soon levels out and winds through the maples, gradually climbing to the conifers that surround Red Lake.

5 months ago

Not a bad trail. Not too popular so the trail isn't packed. Lake is more of a pond but once you reach it it has a beautiful view of the mountain. Also plenty of elk.

6 months ago

Nothing special. Not even sure we made it to "Red Lake"

8 months ago

This was a good trail. It had lots of shade and trees. The sign at the trailhead said it was 1.75 miles to the lake, but my GPS recorded 2.5 miles on the way back. I forgot to turn it on on the way up. There is a nice little creek crossing about halfway up that is a nice spot to stop and cool off. It does have some steep sections and not many flat areas.

11 months ago

Not much to write about on this one. Nothing really stood out, other than there were not many people encountered on this overnight trip.

1 year ago

Not paying 8 bucks to go on a little hike.....

1 year ago