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

Beautiful hike! I didn’t see a soul on the trail. Very peaceful!

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful hike! Fairly easy. Long hike though! I did it all in one day. Next time I’d prefer to backpack up and stay the night.

Fun hike, didn’t get very far with my six year old in tow, but we had fun and enjoyed the great views. The trail is exposed to the sun.

backpacking
1 day ago

Easy, fast hike. Not busy at all during the week. We shared the entire lake with one other couple and we only saw them once. Mosquitoes are horrendous right now so be prepared

Such a beautiful hike but once you get past the big alpine meadow the trail just seems to disappear. There are tree markers and cairns for most of it and then all of a sudden there isn’t. We also lost the trail not far from the trailhead coming down and ended up at the Spirit Lake Lodge. I do highly recommend this hike though just bring a GPS and a lot of bug spray!

The summit is more like 2 miles each way. Great 360 degree panoramic view of the Uinta range, definitely worth the climb.

The trail from Wyman to Packard is not well marked and we had to bush wack the hillside to find it. The trail is blocked a lot with a dead fall trees and is disappearing with a lack of use. This map is not very accurate with the fork from Wyman to Packard. It starts further up the trail by Wyman lake. There is an old wooden sign saying "Trail" and pointing straight along the lake. Turn left right there and start looking along the hillside for the trail. The lakes themselves are rather ordinary but just past them to the south is the Dushesne River Gorge with nice views. Lots of mosquitoes this time of year!

If you just want a short trail , not a lot of elevation gain,thats enjoyable and has a beautiful lake as your destination then this is it.
Great to bring visitors that may not be able to hike long distance at high elevations. Perfect to squeeze in if you don't have all day

This was the perfect hike. Downhill to the lakes and the way back up was not bad! Definitely an easy hike you could take your whole family on to get some amazing view of lakes, mountains and meadows. I'm an avid hiker and absolutely loved this trail.

amazing i did this hike from leadie peak off of highway 40. came out on Mirror Lake Highway we did this whole entire trip in 8 days could have done it in 5 Kings Peak was great that was day 5 we need to see anybody until we got to Kings Peak backpacking fly rod fishing was amazing. they were so good to eat refreshing in you. drinking from the mountains is great do you have to use a filter porcupine pass was really tough and dead horse pass and Rocky sea pass or a couple other ones that were tough North Pole pass actually you were snowed on and rained mixed with thunder and lightning very scary at times because you're the tallest things up there Red Mountain Pass was beautiful and amazing this backpacking trip is definitely one you should have on your bucket list for me it was everything and more once I reach destination I realize I was just getting warmed up and the Pacific Crest Trail is in my sights next then after that maybe the 80 but for now I'm going to go conquer Frank Church the Wilderness of no return.

backpacking
6 days ago

First time there for a quick overnighter with my kids. Nice hike only took 30 - 40 minutes. Didn't see another soul from Thursday evening until Friday afternoon. Plenty of great campgrounds around the lake, which I'm sure will be busy mid-summer. There were still a few patches of snow. They'll probably be gone in a week or so. Also hiked up near The Notch. Didn't make it all the way, but the view over Wall Lake was incredible. Will definitely return. Dropped the rating a star because of the mosquitos.

hiking
6 days ago

So much bang for the mileage! A must do! Lots of mosquitos right now, tiny bit of snow at the top but navigable in tennis shoes. Beautiful trout in the first lake to fish for.

My favorite way to hike this trail on my own is to chain my bike at the Bald Mountain TH then park at Trial Lake. After hiking from Trial Lake to Bald Mountain, the bike ride back to Trial Lake on the Mirror Lake Highway is almost entirely downhill and very refreshing.

backpacking
8 days ago

Perfect first time backpacking with kids.

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful! All the way! So many lakes along the trail from the Crystal Lake TH, with mountain views. As of 6/12/18 there was one snow patch just below the notch, then 80% snow or water down to Lavona Lake. Otherwise simply beautiful!

hiking
8 days ago

Hiked 6/13/2018: first 4 miles are snow free (I turned off here to hike Mt. Agassiz). Some windfall across trail. Be prepared for lots of ups and downs on a good trail. Views from the peak are awesome of the basin; looks like a great place to visit!

backpacking
8 days ago

Hiked and set up camp the night of June 12. Amazing stars and not too cold. Trout made it their life goal to taunt me by revealing their colored scales but not bite. Amazing views and saw only 6 other people camping there but it was very isolated. No mountain goats :(

First of all there is no sign off of mirror lake highway saying gold hill road. And gold hill road does not take you remotely close to whisky island lake. It will leave you 10 miles away without a trail. The GPS coordinates are the only reason I was able to find it. The description is misleading. There is another dirt road about 8 miles south of gold hill road that you can access via 4x4, though it is pretty intense. Beautiful lake though.

hiking
10 days ago

Hiked this trail today. Very easy and very beautiful! Still a little snow so trail was muddy in certain spots but worth it!

I went yesterday (6-9-18), some snow in places can obscure the trail, elevation is a bit tough, but an amazing hike with peerless views of several lakes

I’d wait until July to do this again.Awesome trail with a balanced amount of elevation gain and distance. After the 2nd fork in the trail, you start to encounter more snow patches, marsh areas, muddy sections, and places where the trail becomes a creek. The last 1/4-1/2 mile were pure marshland. High top waterproof boots would do fine with careful foot work. My shoes were only dry to 1.5 inches and after slipping in the mud and marsh, I just let my feet get wet in the marsh.The shore was a great place to dry my shoes and socks before heading back.

fishing
12 days ago

Fly fishing, lots of small brook trout.

12 days ago

Pretty lake but not many trees. I felt very exposed to the weather. Easy hike. Lots of people there with dogs and many off leash.

backpacking
12 days ago

Hiked in with family on Friday. Very few people. The weather was perfect with a cool breeze all day. Still some snow to cross and the ground in some areas is soggy but beautiful. Lots of flowers. The night was cold so be prepared. All and all a beautiful hike!

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful hike. Had to hike through some snow at the top, and water run off on the trail. May want to wait a few more week for the snow to melt.

hiking
13 days ago

As of June 2, the trail at the summit and lake are still covered in 2-3 feet of snow. Bring snow shoes if you want to complete the loop.

Just completed Bald Mountain to Wall Lake and back. There’s some snow near The Notch, but it is passable and streams are low enough to cross. Lots of mud! Beautiful views at each of the many lakes we passed! Heard a mountain lion (didn’t see it and didn’t get eaten either

on Amethyst Lake Trail

hiking
16 days ago

My favorite season opener. Straight forward trail out of Christmas meadows. Eastbound turn up the drainage to Amethyst Lake becomes quite steep, but it's worth every step. Many folks hike the trail up and back in one day. Amethyst Meadows is the place to camp if you have protection against mosquitos. Remember to camp away from lakes and streams to protect the scene. Ostler lake is a GREAT option if you want more solitude, just be prepared to overland without a trail.

Hiked this trail today from Washington/Crystal Lake trailhead to Wall Lake and then up to the Notch and back. Several patches of snow but all easy to get over except at the very top. We had to go below the snow field and around it to the top. Trail was good - wet in many places. Views were, as always, spectacular! Great hike!

hiking
17 days ago

Great Fishing

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