Yellow Pine Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

Yellow Pine Trail is a 9.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.2 miles
2703 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



horseback riding

nature trips


trail running






trail running
1 month ago

Nice challenging hiking and running trail. Clear to about 9000ft as of May 12, then snowy in the boulder fields. Thanks to whoever has been up there with a chain saw!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Good day for hiking --- still a good amount of snow before the forks.

Another thing to take into consideration, the blaze disappears on the trail about a mile from the fork. While this probably wouldn't be a big deal in the Summer months where the trail is visible, this could cause some big problems when trying to traverse over the snow. Easy to get lost.

With that said, the lower portion of the hike along Yellow Pine Creek, was great. High water led to some great photographs.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Great hike. Steady incline throughout. Not a ton of shade so wear sunscreen. Hit a lot of snow at about 9200 ft so we turned around. I will definitely be back when all the snow is gone!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Did this back in January. Great for snowshoeing. Well marked and easy to follow. Had a great time despite -13 F temps.

horseback riding
Thursday, February 16, 2017

should take the trail branch on up to both lakes.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Steam at full volume. Made it up 3.75 miles and the snow pac was sketchy so we turned back. Trail was steady upwards with some significant grade at times. Plenty of rocks so don't plan on any speed records with your descent. Enjoyable afternoon hike.

Friday, April 22, 2016

After you cross the creek for 3rd time the trail still has decent amt of snow on it, so much so that you can't find the trail without guess work for decent periods of time. Trail was dry for the most part except for a 100 yard section right next to creek, but we've had no rain of note for a while. Trail narrow and can't imagine it is user friendly when it gets busy as single file for almost all of it and rocky with steady to steep gradient. We took 60% of the time to descend than ascend. Its a decent test .

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The trail was not as beautiful as I had hoped and it was very rocky. There was still some really muddy sections in mid June.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Thanks for the review. The lakes are northwest. See for a topo map and trail description. I haven't been to the lakes but have hiked the trail several times. It's challenging, but I don't find it treacherous.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

We started this hike at 8:30 am, which turned out to be a good thing; most of the trail was shady and pleasant all the way up. There are no gullies and almost no level ground- every step uphill. We aren't in great shape, so we stopped a lot to rest.

The views and surroundings on this hike were beautiful. Views of a very distant Timpanogas were gorgeous. Wild flowers were abundant and there were many varieties. We saw no other people, but a lot of horse apples!

The biggest problem with this trail is the fact that it is extremely rocky. The descent was especially treacherous, as sliding on gravel and rocks goes. I only fell once, but came close dozens of times. I'm still surprised that I didn't break or sprain an ankle. It's quite remote and this would NOT be a good place to have a debilitating injury!

Most disappointing, however, is the fact that we never found the lakes! We followed the trail, which was well-worn and clear, to a spot where it seemingly ended. After 4 1/2 hours of hiking uphill we decided to abandon the mission. Still trying to figure out where we went wrong.

I felt the risk of injury to be high enough that it wasn't worth the good stuff. I won't be going back unless I get a jetpack.

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