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hiking
3 days ago

Went last weekend to hike this trail. We started around 8:30/9:00. There was snow throughout the entire trail, but it wasn't too bad for the most part. Mid-way through the hike, there was some deeper snow and you lose the trail a little. But it's pretty easy to use All Trails app to find your way through this tiny part and get back on the trail. SO gorgeous this time of year! And the snow melted as the day went on - making the trail easier to see.

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike even with the snow. The lakes are beautiful.

We loved this trail!! It is fairly easy the whole way. The steepest part is right at the begin where there was a little bit of snow, not much more than an inch and the rest of trail was very good. You get to the end and Ruth Lake is so so gorgeous! Not a long time commitment and so wonderful!

I did this a couple years ago and it was gorgeous!!

Anyone know if we can still hike it now in October?? I know it says best through September but does that mean it’s closed off?

Pretty mellow hike. Nothing too steep and there are so many beautiful places to stop and admire the wonderful scenery.

backpacking
20 days ago

Good backpacking starter trip for the young kids.

Beautiful hike!! Today the snow was about a foot deep on one section of the trail, but we were able to follow others' footsteps and really enjoyed the hike. It took us a little over two hours.

hiking
24 days ago

Took my girls, 9 and 14 on this great hike. Snow and mud on most of the trial but still very fun. Beautiful views everywhere you look. Once we reach the lake we went straight to fishing. Got a couple of beautiful rainbows. We only saw a few people all day. We were the only ones at the lake. Great time!

Unable to hike now due to snow. I’m sure this hike is wonderful, but just wanted this review to be on here so people know the condition of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Really awesome trail and amazing views. My opinion, this is hard rated. Pretty much 1000 ft in a mile. They have horsetail falls rated hard on here that’s a mile longer and about 600 ft per mile. Especially since you start at like 10,500 ft, so you’re kinda winded from the get. Really cool though and the lower loops are awesome too.

Short, sweet trail in great shape.

hiking
1 month ago

Took the dogs out for this fun hike last week. It was pretty dry out so part of the trail was really dusty but still fun. It was nice to have the variety of terrain from dirt, to wooden foot bridge crossings, to climbing rocky boulder steps. Loved having plenty of little lakes and ponds to stop at. We took the clockwise route on accident and found that it was still fun, just a little steep for the dogs at times. There were definitely no bugs out so that was a plus! Don’t forget to pay the park fee before you start exploring because we forgot and found a nice little envelope on our windshield requesting payment when we got back to the car. Oopsies!

We went on this hike the first Monday in October. The weather was perfect (overcast with a chill to keep you from sweating). we went counterclockwise and found it was the best choice since the switchbacks were easier to go up than the loose rocks coming down. We only saw 4 other people on our hike and there were NO BUGS! we also saw some wildlife, including Mountain goats! overall this hike was really fun and pretty easy, even for my New England lungs. I definitely recommend taking a photo of the map since there is NO SERVICE and some unmarked splits in the path.

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I absolutely loved this hike! Hiked it a week ago. Started at 7am right as the sun was coming up.. it was 33 degrees! Saw a lot of deer on the drive up and on the start of the trail. Fall colors everywhere and beautiful lakes. Fish lake at the top is very empty and not as pretty as the two below. Overall a moderate hike-I wouldn’t say any of it was too challenging. I’ll be hiking this again

Great hike in the Fall, wish I would’ve brought a fishing pole to try the lakes along the trail.

Many lakes and a couple great view points. An easy-moderate hike that gives you a good taste of the Uintas

hiking
1 month ago

First visit in the Uinta. The landscapes are beautiful but there were TONs OF MOSQUITOES!!! Make the hike much harder than we anticipated because we could not rest around the lakes... We heard that is common in June-July and it's much better in August so we might come back later in the season next year.
Because of the elevation, I would rate this hike moderate. Also, the "3 divide lake" trail on the North-West of the loop is hard to find.

hiking
1 month ago

We went counter clockwise. Stunning views at top. Beautiful alpine the rest of the route, with many wild flowers in bloom. Peaceful and serene!

Easy and beautiful. Stairway to heaven I guess you could say.

camping
1 month ago

Short hike. Lots of people. Really pretty too. My 6 year old did it no problem carrying his own pack.

Lovely hike. Extremely mild. Beautiful lakes along the way. Bring some hammocks and chairs, as this is a spot to RELAX. Could have spent days exploring the Lofty Lake area. Beautiful formations and very little traffic. Smoky the past couple days, but where is it not. Highly recommended.

hiking
1 month ago

Just like everybody says, there's no marked trailhead so check the tips for directions. The pond is still there but it's all climb. LOTS of rock climbing, I'd check for wind speed before heading up because there's parts that are incredibly sketchy. The part I got confused on how to get up was getting to the ridge, you'll find a kind of cave when you get up top, climb the side as I found it to be the easiest way up for a short person. Other than that just follow all the stacked small rocks that people have placed as a guide. Totally worth there climb for the views

hiking
1 month ago

A great hike for a relaxing day trip to the Uintas. Beautiful is par for the course in these mountains, so be ready to enjoy some world-class scenery. The trail is relatively short, but it does descend pretty rapidly in places and is definitely rocky, so if you're new to hiking or bringing kids along be careful on the way down and budget extra time for the hike back up. Expect to see other people and even some paddle boards or watercraft on the lakes.

Gorgeous views all along the hike. The path was very clear and easy to follow. Some of the path was smooth and flat, parts of walking on a wooden path and parts of climbing up and down on rocks. Area is clean without trash or debris and was not heavily trafficked with people. Lots of great spots to place a tent if you were backpacking

Loved it. If you have a high clearance vehicle you can drive all the way to echo lake. No bugs this time of year and it really wasn't that cold at night. Only saw two other small groups up there. Highly recommend. My only regret is not cutting out more time to fish!

camping
2 months ago

Loved this hike. Camped at Ostler lake, and hiked to Amethyst the next day. The scenery was spectacular. I agree it was well over 11.7 miles. From the bottom, to Ostler we clocked 6.5 miles. The next day it was about 1.7 miles to Amethyst Lake which was spectacular. Definitely worth the trip.

hiking
2 months ago

Love love this hike - had to stop a couple times on the way up, but no regrets because the views are to die for. Agree with moderate difficulty, and take plenty of water because you are going to want to be up there for a while!

backpacking
2 months ago

Hiked the main trail multiple time over the years. Pretty lake in a nice setting. Never camped

This is a great loop hike where you get to see many lakes. You also hike along the upper Duchesne River drainage which is one of the four major rivers that come out of the Uinta's

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