Ruth Lake Trail

EASY 26 reviews
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Ruth Lake Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

forest

lake

wildlife

At the west end of the lake, the trail forks right and travels southwest to meet the Lofty Lake Loop.

8 days ago

Beautiful trail. Great trail for beginners.

8 days ago

Great trail for beginners, beautiful trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Perfect hike for kids and beginners. Nearly flat, gorgeous scenery, and a quiet lake. But OMG the mosquitoes in July! Would love to do this in the fall before the snow because the swarms of mosquitoes detracted a bit from the hike. They don't care about biting through OFF or clothing!

9 months ago

A definite favorite for my family with little kids.

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

11 months ago

Easy hike took less than 30 mins. Con... Mosquitoes all over the place and OFF doesn't phase the little F'ers...

11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Very short and easy hike. Dog friendly.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Toddler friendly. Short. Beautiful!

backpacking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

hiking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Friday, October 23, 2015

Very scenic trail with well-marked path. Nice payoff at Ruth Lake. Easy hike.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Have loved this hike ever since I was a kid! Pretty trail and fairly easy, good for kids and adults. The lake at the end is gorgeous and fun to fish, but can get crowded on the weekends. My family usually goes farther to other lakes, but the trail peters out around Naomi lake and you have to bushwhack to other places. Great day hike or beginner backpacking as the lake has some good camp sights.

hiking
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

hiking
Thursday, August 06, 2015

hiking
Monday, June 29, 2015

Easy hike in. If you have time, go to the surrounding lakes.

hiking
Sunday, July 20, 2014

hiking
Monday, July 07, 2014

Nice short medium level hike, good for the kids. There's a beautiful reward at the end. They do stock the lake, so bring a pole!