Tibble Fork Loop Trail

MODERATE 69 reviews

Tibble Fork Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Alpine, 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.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1062 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

3 days ago

It was ok, it felt like every 15 feet I was walking into someone posing with a photographer friend. So many people doing portraits literally everywhere. It was difficult not to get in peoples photographs and I kept having to repeatedly stop and wait for strangers to finish their portraits. There were even girls taking portraits in the middle of the main road walking the yellow line holding hands. They almost got hit by cars going both ways and then laughed about it. Such a weird experience.

hiking
3 months ago

The first 1/2 to 3/4 mile of the trail, beginning on the west side, was very muddy. It made the trail slippery. After that, the trail was packed snow and very beautiful. Highly recommend micro spikes.

hiking
7 months ago

Trail is closed off after 1/2 mile as of 8/27/17

8 months ago

Left side of the loop was closed but still made it to the meadow, it was beautiful. My dog loved it too.

9 months ago

Good trail but lots of dirt bikes making it loud and smelly. Beautiful trail by the reservoir. Easy to miss the trail head so watch for it before the lake.

9 months ago

Dirt bikes have turned much of the trail to dusty, loose sand. Still incredible trail. Went a little further up to get the best views.

hiking
9 months ago

We only went on the trail surrounding the reservoir and not the full loop. The hike was beautiful but the trail was washed out in a few areas making it pretty difficult to get by. I wouldn't recommend this for kids.

9 months ago

Really great hike. We ended up taking a wrong turn and went way up into the mountain which has gorgeous views, but the hike went from 4 miles to 8 miles. We are glad we did though. Lots of paths to take, watch out for horses, bikes, and motorbikes.

It was a little muddy and had some water on the trail, but it was a beautiful day with great temperatures!

9 months ago

Tibble lake was so pretty. we went the end of June and the water was freezing. Would recommend bringing a canoe or a paddle board cause swimming is not really an option.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Excellent hike. must do

hiking
10 months ago

Definitely a great hike. River was flowing through the trail, so bring water shoes for the first little bit. Steep and rocky incline, but do able. We had our little dog and 3 kids with us. Watch out for motorcycles, as there was quite a few. Definitely on the more moderate side then easy.

hiking
10 months ago

Pleasant and easy. The river is still running pretty high on the northern side of the trail (either the start or the end depending on your direction). Luckily that was near the end. Big markdowns for the number of motocross on the trail. Also, a healthy amount of people near the trailhead, though the trail itself was mostly quiet.

hiking
10 months ago

fun hike. kind of tough at spots with a 4 year old but we made it through. about 2.5 hours with little kids.

hiking
10 months ago

The beginning is gnarly and steep and in the direct sun but after the initial ascent it's shady and beautiful and mild overall. The end is a bit washed out by the river right now just before the bridge so following the trail got a bit confusing. I didn't love having to walk on the busy road to get back to the start/where I parked. Definitely would recommend using a gps for first timers it helped me a lot since there are a lot of different routes and forks. But me and my doggo loved it, would recommend!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Beautiful trail. Dense forest. Be ready for it. GPS , snacks.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Just an FYI, after making the drive there we were notified that the Tibble & Silver lakes are being drained for the season, and are closed. Nothing is showing this online, so just a heads up! So much for SUP :/

hiking
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

I thought trail was more moderate than easy. Make sure and have your GPS on or you could easily take the wrong trail and end up way off course. Also, take lots of bug spray or you will be eaten alive by mosquitos! On an up note, it was very beautiful!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Moderate in places but really beautiful

Saturday, March 12, 2016

This was a great hike in the winter. We didn't run into too many people, and our pup loved playing in the creek. Snowshoes weren't necessary in January, but they were helpful at times. I would love to do this again in the summer!

walking
Saturday, January 09, 2016

It was absolutely beautiful. We went during January and it was a perfect winter wonderland. There's no other way to describe it. Wow.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Great for snowshoeing

hiking
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Favorite hiking trails.?

hiking
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Awesome trail, overrun by dirt bikes though. Be prepared to jump out of the way at a moments notice and inhale a lung full of exhaust.

birding
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Great birds to see. Highly recommended

hiking
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The first half of this trail I would rate as Moderate only because it's all uphill. Not steep, but still uphill. It's a pretty hike through the trees and the meadows but that's about it. Nothing terribly amazing.

hiking
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Gorgeous hike! It's a combination of three trails total. We started at the Tibble Fork Dam and headed up the Tibble Fork Trail 041. This section of the trail is rather exposed, so go early before the sun clears the ridge. After nearly two miles the trail comes to a crossroads with the Mud Springs Trail 173. Take the left (north) onto the Mud Springs Trail. This drops you into a beautiful meadow. HINT: Venture out into the meadow a ways. Then turn around. The view of the mountains to the North and East are amazing. Perfect place for lunch. The trail then descends down an adjacent canyon back to Tibble Fork Reservoir. The last 1.2 miles of the trail is known as the Mill Canyon Trail. This will lead you to the Mill Canyon Trailhead. Then just walk about half a mile back to the reservoir parking lot.

I rated this trail as moderate. The incline wasn't bad on the Tibble Fork Trail, but the Mill Canyon Trail is steep and would have been too hard for our little kids (the youngest is 3) to climb up.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

If you are hiking in the spring it's very muddy so come prepared. This lake is breathtaking and the hike is pretty easy. Good hike in the summer evening. Bring a picnic dinner to eat by the lake after to enjoy the beauty here.

hiking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The view of the lake from the parking lot is gorgeous. Did this hike in February so there was some snow, but it was still a do able fun hike.

hiking
Sunday, April 19, 2015

We love the Tibble Fork Reservoir and that is reason enough to go to this trail. We tried this trail in April and it got muddy about 1.5 miles in. What we did do was totally worth it though! Beautiful mountain views! Bonus? This trail was closed to everyone except hikers when we went! That meant we got to enjoy the mountain views with more privacy than you would typically experience. Check out our photos of Tibble Fork Reservoir on our blog here:http://wanderookie.com/blog/2015/04/13/the-pristine-alpine-lake-no-one-is-telling-you-about/

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