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Upper Lake Fork Trail is a 33.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Home, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 33.6 mi Elevation gain 5,091 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash


Nature trips


Bird watching




Wild flowers

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Getting There

The Lake Fork trail is 15.3 miles long. It begins at Lake Fork Trailhead and ends at Highline Trail 025 in the Upper Lake Fork Drainage.

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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Breck Tuttle
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The trail parallels the river for almost the entire length and forks in the upper basin when in joins the Highline trail. You can't see much until you get to the upper basin.

Doug G.
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First to Review

Good trail started off onto the Lake Fork Trail left at 4:30pm Friday afternoon, scenic views of the river hiking up that. Camp out for the night along the river. Next day left at about 10:30am from camp went all the way up and turned up into Cleveland Pass and hiked all the way up to Cleveland Lake, from there took East Basin Trail all the way to the reservoir up there and set up camp there at about 6:30pm. Next day hiked down back to Lake Fork Trail head left camp at about 9:30am got to the car at about 1:30pm. The trail itself is very clean and well maintained which is easy for nice hiking and keeping a good speed. It is also well marked on the trees and up on the ridge with rock towers. Saw no one on the trail and a little bit of wildlife. But all in all the loop we did was about 33 miles or so and can be done in a two day period, I see it as well worth it with some great views. Be careful of the weather we ran into some thunderstorms and hail storms when exposed up top, but they pass by quickly. Recommend the hike for all levels of hikers has different types of terrain features from steep switchback to grassy fields to access roads to just a nice wooded trail.