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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
2 days 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
2 days 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!

Loved this hike. Camped at Ostler lake, and hiked to Amethyst the next day. The scenery was spectacular. Definitely worth the trip.

hiking
10 days 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
10 days 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

Great trail very well marked. Pass through a number of smaller pons . On the waytosmaller ponds up to Ruth Lake very enjoyable

backpacking
11 days ago

Took my boys on this trail. It was a great beginner trail for them to get started on. We went on a Thursday evening and there was only one other group of campers on the other side of the lake. We found a good spot in the trees and setup our hammocks. The weather was beautiful and surprisingly, the mosquitos were minimal. I would definitely come here again.

beautiful, but I'm not sure this is really a loop. I went clockwise and couldn't find the intersection with the Notch Trail. my nat geo map does not show a loop. it's missing the east west connector at the top. Nice to see the fall colors.

backpacking
12 days ago

Highly recommend. Beautiful backpacking spot. Lakes all over.

This trail is great, every lake has another view it is always beautiful. Absolutly not crowded. Much silenc, awesome.

I’ve heard about this hike for many years from my grandpa so my rating is a little bias. As this was the first back packing trip in years for most of my group the hike was rough for the last mile but was well worth it. We camped at Round lake but made it to all three for fishing. Fishing was hottest at Sand lake but we caught fish at all three. Just be ready for quick weather change. Our 0% chance of rain turned in to frequent showers and hail. All in all it was a blast. We will be doing this again.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice hike, but a long day trip. I agree with the prevailing sentiment that it is absolutely 13 miles, not 11.7. I was actually trying to go to Kermsuh lake, but went left when I should have gone straight. I didn't see any signs, but I have screwed up before. For the last mile, I am not sure what is represented by the track shown here on AllTrails. Any trail matching that track is very subtle. The obvious main trail brings you right by the small, unnamed triangular-shaped lake at about 5.5 miles. There are well constructed campsites here, and then it is another mile and some significant additional elevation to Amythest Lake.

The whole hike is scenic, passing through forests, meadows and along a running stream with waterfalls. The lake is absolutely beautiful. No mosquitos at all right now. The elevation gain comes in fits and spurts, with parts that seem almost flat and other parts that are strenuous. The first 2.5 miles from Christmas Meadows requires some care to avoid mud in places and is lots of up and down, which is fine at the start, but a drag when you are coming back at the end. There is a sign at the trailhead warning that the trail is obstructed by downed trees. Not to worry, because the trail elves have cleaned them all up, bless their souls.

I don't think there is a clear trail to Osler Lake, but it might be fun to find it another time. People climb up to Osler Peak from there, which looks to be an adventure way beyond my comfort level.

hiking
14 days ago

This is a fantastic hike. We only had time to go about 2 miles in. We saw birds, deer, squirrels and chipmunks. We took our 7 year old and she was fine for this portion of the trail. I would consider this a technical hike due to the rocky terrain and the horse crap. Over all this was a great hike with great views.

Wonderful hike today! Our info said 6 miles. Perfect weather!

hiking
18 days ago

Nice easy stroll, not so much a hike.

hiking
18 days ago

The views of the many lakes all along the way are beautiful. The trail is easy to follow except up to Three Lakes Divide. There isn’t a trail here and I felt bad walking on the foliage. I would have given this 5 stars if it did not include this section. Also, be prepared to pay for parking and it can pretty full. You’ll need $6 cash for one day.

Really beautiful, quiet trail with wildflowers and a serene lake. Unfortunately, it seems this trail may not be currently maintained, and it was difficult for us to find where the trail continued past the first lake. Also worth noting the road up to the trailhead is very rough. Would advise against driving up it without an all wheel drive vehicle.

backpacking
19 days ago

My group and I were planning on backpacking to Ibantik lake but because it was windy and cold...and we got lost twice, we decided to camp at Wall Lake instead. It was well worth it! The hike there was easy. The path was well paved. I do suggest using the map provided by AllTrails bc the trailhead was hidden and there’s no signs pointing to the lake. Since we arrived at 4pm, there were plenty of space left. The next day, when we got back to the car at noon, it was completely full. People were parking at the overflow area. Also, bring $6 in cash to park. If you’re looking to camp at Wall lake, there are plenty of camp sites already set up with fire pits.

Pretty busy. Sunday of Memorial weekend and got there at around 10:30am, so guess that’s to be expected on an already known busy trail. Had to park in overflow parking down the road a bit. Lots of hikes start here, and after the first bit it thinned out some. Lots of cool lakes along the way. Hiked to the last one and had a pretty peaceful lunch and tried to photograph some dragonflies. Saw some tent campers and people fishing. Overall we enjoyed the area and hope to come back for an overnight sometime.

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike with beautiful scenery. Some steep, rocky trails. We took a group of kids 11-17 and had a great time.

hiking
20 days ago

Make no mistake, this trail is not marked in the least, nor will you find any apparent footpaths (until you get close to the top), but still a tremendous short climb. Just follow the trail marker on AllTrails through the field//woods and you'll be on the right track. Once on the ridgeline between Reids and Bald peak you can just find your way up to Reid, it's pretty easy to locate. Be prepared to scramble over a lot of loose boulders a good bit of the way. If you want the same views as Bald without the lines of folks and are up for a bit of finding your way around, this summit is very rewarding.

hiking
24 days ago

Camped elsewhere in the Unitas and hiked to Island Lake as a day hike. My boyfriend and I must have lucked out, the trail wasn't super crowed and there was only one other group at the lake when we got there. The lake is beautiful, we even went for a little dip, which was cold but definitely doable.

The only negative thing I have to say has been said below, the people we did pass on the trail (mostly families/ boy scout troops) had absolutely ZERO trail etiquette. I love that more and more people are backpacking and hiking, but please teach your little ones that people traveling uphill have the right away. Barreling into me as your descending the trail... not cool.

backpacking
25 days ago

Very beautiful trail the whole way. I'm no bird expert but the back half of the trail seems to have more than usual bird nests, so if you're into that, this might be a good place!
This is perfect for a quick overnighter with no planning, or a first time backpacking trip, or even one to take the younglings with. It is a little bit of a climb to get over the notch both ways, but definitely not bad. The great thing is, there are several bodies of water along the way that you could stop at if your legs got too tired and just set up camp there. The parking lot does get full, so get there early (or late) to get into that parking lot.
There are two trailheads that I saw from the parking lot, one that is big and welcoming, and the other that you want to go on is hidden behind cars. If it wasn't for the AllTrails app I would have kept going for a while longer haha. Get on the trail that says Wall Lake.
The trail is well maintained and easy to stay on, even when the trail disappears, people have lined rocks up to form a trail over the boulders. Very hard to get lost once you're on the trail.
The lake is fairly small, but very pretty being nestled next to a big cliff mountain. There will be a lot of other campers with you there. The best camping spots are on the east side of the lake in the trees. Much better for hammocks, and there is actually firewood over there. No fire for me on the rocky west side haha.
Very fun overnighter, will do again next year.

backpacking
25 days ago

Very beautiful lake, with many scenic places along the way.
Went backpacking in mid July there and the temps were very moderate. The trail was definitely muddy in many places, but using logs, rocks and higher trails made it easy to keep my feet dry. When you arrive, there is a very small lake on your right about 1/4 mile away from the actual lake. If I had to do it again I would have camped there. The bugs at Amethyst Lake were absolutely terrible, it was mostly flies and gnats, not many mosquitoes. The lower lake or pond had no bugs, and better trees for hammocks. It's not as scenic, but better a better spot to lay down the fort.
It gets pretty steep after the fork, but definitely doable.
Beautiful place, would do again.

Hiked this with younger family from the Mirror Lake campground out to Bonnie Lake and back. Great day hike with easy trail and minor slope that is doable by young kids (at least to Bonnie Lake). Very pretty views around Bonnie Lake and fun hike through forested area.

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful hike with good destination lakes. Very doable with younger family. We crossed paths with a moose during a rain storm and made for some exciting memories. Lots of wildflowers, awesome alpine lakes, and variation of meadows and forested areas on well marked trail.

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