Explore the most popular Fishing trails in United States with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
23 hours ago

Went backpacking for one night 7/16-7/17. Got a tip from another hiker to look up the hill and find some higher paths to avoid the wet marshy grass leading to the lake. It took us some effort to find a dry path, and we still got our feet damp in the process, but I think it was totally worth it to stay at the lake. It felt like we had the entire lake to ourselves. Just a few steps down from our campsite was a perfect fishing spot. Caught one with a spinner. We passed a LOT of cows on the trail which was a unique experience.

Great day hike trail. We hiked it counter clockwise starting at the Oak Fork campground. Not too many mosquitoes for a July afternoon. I did find a tick on me so be careful. If you go on the PCT for part of it and stay near the shore of the lake the total distance is more like 13 miles. No elevation gain so it doesn’t seem like as long as it is. Also it’s worth hiking to Little Crater Lake and adds about a mile into the overall distance.

backpacking
1 day ago

Backpacking July 19-21 to hidden lake just beyond the three divides lakes. Mosquitoes were the worst I’ve ever seen from three divides down to hidden lake. Did this hike counter clockwise until the divides then down to hidden for 2 nights. Day hiked to Mount Watson, then hidden lake back to the trail head continuing counter clockwise. Friday night at sunset the fish were hitting the water like rain at Clyde lake. Hidden lake had a few jumping but nothing biting, may have had partial winter kill. Main loop trail is nice and dry for the most part but going to the 3 divides or hidden lake there’s lots of marshes and wet trail making the mosquitoes horrible.

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
1 day ago

This trail is a must do and offered a little bit of everything. The trail doesn’t provide much shading for most of it and it’s very rocky. However, all of the beautiful waterfalls, streams, wildflowers and meadows made up for it! There is still a ton of snow for the last half mile, and it’s up a steep mountain but totally doable without spikes. Walking around the boulders can be dangerous (My right leg fell in a hollow pit between the melting snow and a boulder), but it was fun to play in the snow mid July! We slid down the snow on our way out. The lake is just as beautiful as the pictures online! I am definitely doing this one again.

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

Beautiful hike, but parking is sparse. You do have to pay for parking if you can find any. Trail is mostly rocks, but easy to climb up. The lake and the glacier are definitely worth it.

hiking
blowdown
1 day ago

Steep climb well worth the scenic view of Skagway. Also the lake is beautiful the trails around it and the water running through is so peaceful.

Hiked on 7/20/19. Beautiful hike. As others have mentioned, this is probably closer to 9 miles round trip, but still isn’t super strenuous. Started the hike by Trail Lake instead, but both parking lots were pretty full. The initial part of the trail was pretty busy up until Wall Lake and then it thinned out. Once you get to the top of the notch it seemed to get less busy too. A lot of people with camping gear were on the trail, and the lake area on the other side of the notch had some nice camping spots scattered around. Only did this as a day hike though which was still pretty mild. Definitely buggy this time of the year. Good mix of shade and sun through the hike as well. One of my favorites so far in the Uintas.

hiking
bugs
over grown
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail with a bit of adventure due to the high water this month. Trail is flooded in some areas (2 or 3 little spots) but it is still very doable. One river crossing with rope. Current was too strong for our 85lb yellow lab to swim across, so we jerry-rigged his leash into a harness and helped him across as I used the rope and log. It would have been better to have an actual harness to “carry” him through the river (which is usually just a creek). The views are great. Relaxing hike with plenty of time to sit and enjoy the lake at the top.

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 day ago

fun little half hour trail perfect for a family or a quick day hike

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail. Well maintained. Saw 2 bears from a reasonable distance. The lakes at the top are beautiful!! Highly recommend taking some of the small paths around the lakes for some even more gorgeous views of waterfalls and the valleys. Trekking poles helpful in some rocky sections but not necessary. Official mileage from trailhead is 4.9 miles one way.

Great trail. Best to leave early as a lot of the trail is exposed to the sun and parking at the trailhead fills up. Cool place to bring beginner backpackers. Not a lot of elevation gain with a few spots on the trail that have been washed out during the rain or snow. Also, water levels are to high to swim across the river, but plenty of places to take a quick dip.

tons of wild flowers, very few trees obstructing the trail. lake was amazing super refreshing. you lose almost half the total elevation hiking down to the lake and back up to the overlook though. I had big spray and swam never got bit once! I would have left a little earlier if I was to do it again... it was hot!

hiking
1 day ago

Just completed a summit of Langley. Encountered a crazy amount of fear-mongering from the Lone Pine visitor center as well as from some rangers regarding The Army Passes. New Army Pass is easily passable, we didn’t even put any traction on. Simply follow the cairns near the top and you will be led up a class 2ish rock scramble to avoid the snow that remains.

Beautiful area with wildflowers and tall grasses. We saw 3 deer. The trail was easy to follow, a little muddy in some places, but a really relaxing easy hike.

hiking
1 day ago

As previously mentioned, this is a busy place. When we got there, there was at least 10 vehicles parked there. Surprisingly, we didn't run into that many people. We hiked to all four lakes and my GPS said it was just over a six mile loop!

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail for spotting wildlife. Pay attention to the time of year and the flood stage of the Mississippi River; parts of this trail may flood when the river is high (as it has been for the entirety of 2019 through July). Fall and early winter are the best times to go.

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

Be prepared for beauty on this venture! Gorgeous trail, rugged/rocky terrain, moderate hike. It was the perfect temperature (low 70's) for both myself and my heat sensitive dog (American Eskimo). Tons of wild flowers, waterfalls and mountain views at every turn. As others have stated, the actual trailhead for Diamond Lake begins about a mile or so after you begin Fourth of July. The trail took us around 5 hours to complete. We were moving at a steady pace and stopped for lots of photos.

10 out of 5, this is THE trail to do in North Cascades. Or maybe all of Washington. Well worth the effort. Great views add soon as you leave the forest (which is also nice since it provides the shade). But the real treat is at the end when you get to see the lake, truly breathtaking. If you can, get to the top, it is fun and the views address fine too - but remember how you came once you start scrambling, it's not obvious on the way back. As others said, the road is awful but doable in a sedan VERY carefully. The real problem is not just potholes but a very narrow road. Branches scratch your car. Parking virtually nonexistent and fills up by 10am on Sunday, so you have to park on the side of said narrow road:) But it's all worth it!

Beautiful views and wonderful weather. Bring lots of bug spray, even find some that will keep the horse flies away. The mosquitos weren't the full issue but in fact the huge horse flies were. Bring fire starter. It rained on me 3 times in one day and the wood was damp. I struggled to start a fire. but my neighbor managed to use all their toilet paper to start theirs.

hiking
bugs
1 day ago

Great hike and easy to follow trail. Bring mosquito repellent for the lake and you’ll be all set. Beautiful views above the lake.

hiking
snow
1 day ago

Views were fantastic,. Steep from the switchbacks on, once you hit treeline you have about 1.5 miles of snow fields to the lake which is just starting to thaw.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
1 day ago

What a hidden (maybe not so much) gem-but it was my first time! This was such a wonderful hike and I will definitely be back. The perfect length, not too hard but still a good workout and day on the trail, tons of wildflowers and no snow-except a small section just past Rodgers lake before heart lake. Up in 2.5 hrs, down in 2 hrs. My pup enjoyed lounging in all the streams and lakes. Plenty of parking, even when I got there at 10:30am/could park on the road just past the lot.

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