Fish Lake Mountains

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Fish Lake Mountains is a 17.1 mile loop trail located near Richfield, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
17.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2732 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

forest

lake

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hiking
5 months ago

Very steep sections on the way up. Don't take teenagers that aren't into hiking. Scouts got tired after 2 miles and went back.

hiking
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Sevier county highpoint is Fish Lake Hightop. The high point is just north of the popular, and aptly named, Fish Lake. The most commonly hiked route to the summit is via Pelican Canyon, from near the lake. The Pelican Canyon route is about 8.5 miles and 2500' of gain to reach the summit. A much shorter approach is via Hancock Flat, and is the route described here. Using this route shortens the hike to about 7 or 7.5 miles and an easier 1100' of gain. Those with ATV's or jeep skills can drive to less than a mile and a couple of hundred feet of the summit.

Fish Lake Hightop is similar to the Aquarius Plateau to the south. Once on top, it is a gently rolling, remarkably flat plain at 11,000'. The area is stunning in the fall when the leaves begin to change, but a good hike from spring through fall. The road to the trailhead should be accessible by most all vehicles. Even though most of the hike is on a 4x4 road, it is infrequently traveled and still offers a great day out.

hiking
Saturday, June 30, 2012