Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

hiking
2 days ago

Great day for a hike. Easy trail. We went into Shepherd and Hoover lakes. Pretty lakes with great views of bald mountain. The wild flowers were spectacular

backpacking
7 days ago

Super HOT in July! The 3rd bridge no longer exists. Made it to South Erickson Lake - check out my full trial guide with a map and photos:
http://www.girlonahike.com/2018/07/backpacking-shingle-creek-trail-uintas.html

Trail in the forest is easy to follow. Once you get above timberline there are rock cairns to follow. Most carins are easily within sight of the next except when crossing a grassy area just east of South Erickson Lake. The trail closure mentioned is primarily for the North Erickson Trail near area of the fire in 2016 because there are many burned trees that have follow on the trail. The Forest Service has started clearing the trail near the North Erickson Trail-head at Smith-Morehouse Reservoir

Great small hike in the high Uintas. Did it with a 3 and 5 yr old with no issues. Limited hike to Fehr lake by doing a complete loop around the lake and having a picnic on the large rocks on the southeast corner. Fantastic area to explore. Don’t miss the Provo falls overlook if you are coming from Kamas as it’s a highlight of the mirror lake scenic highway. Btw it was 85 in SLC and 54 at fehr lake so dress accordingly.

hiking
22 days ago

Weather - High 60's and mostly sunny. Last vestiges of remaining snow on the peaks. Dry, well maintained trail, with boardwalks in a few marsh/meadow areas. Wildflowers blooming everywhere this time of year. This place is gorgeous and idyllic with awesome photo opportunities. Dog friendly. A great place to let your companion swim around and have a good time. This looks to be a moderately popular spot. It's high elevation and out of the way, so it's never going to be packed. Several other hikers had the same idea we did, but it didn't feel busy. If you're into backpacking, there are a few improvised sites just off the trail. It's worth considering an overnight trip. If you're physically fit, this hike is going to a very enjoyable walk. If you're not fit (I'm not), it's still perfectly doable and highly enjoyable. Elevation change is only a couple hundred feet over a half mile. It's downhill on the way in. So be advised that you have a small climb on the way out.

Note:
Elevation is about 11,000 feet/3350 meters. You will notice the rarefied air. Not a big deal. Just be aware that 02 levels are about half of sea level. Just take your time if you're not used to it.

Five Stars. Put this one on your list!

hiking
1 month ago

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

backpacking
1 month ago

Packed into this site May 20, 2018 to reminisce a few day hikes taken with family almost 25 years ago! The river side trail is what makes this hike, as do the beaver ponds and spring flowers. Beautiful ridge lines make a great backdrop for camping.

I really enjoyed this trail. Beautiful views all around. When the trail forks it is pretty tricky to follow. It was an adventure trying to find the next cairns or ribbons on the trees or cut logs marking the path. We didn't see anyone all day until we had hiked out almost to the bottom. The lake was beautiful and definitely worth the trip. Pretty tough trail though with all the rocks but pretty much clear of snow.

on Shingle Creek Trail

snowshoeing
4 months ago

A good trail for snowshoeing. Went up a couple miles after a snow storm and enjoyed the winter scenery.

Love it easy fun lots of water

hiking
7 months ago

Lots of snow up above the beaver ponds and icy in patches below them. Didn’t quite make it all the way up this time but it’s worth coming back to complete. Might just wait until late Spring though!

hiking
8 months ago

There are certainly better hikes in the Uintas but still worth exploring. As a destination Castle Lake is nice but not great. It might be less crowded here than some of the nicer spots - it was deserted in November.
After departing from the Yellow Pine Trail this gets a bit difficult to follow. Especially if there is snow. Look for a talus slope below Castle Peak, just to the SE of this the trail climbs the slope across from the rocky buts.

9 months ago

We did this hike in May and the landscape was carpeted with wild flowers. We continued on to Shepard and Hoover Lakes, taking pictures all along the way. Bring mosquito repellant and your camera. Easy hike for any skill level.

Close to the end of the trail, where you get up on the last ridge before descending to Big Elk Lake, I came across a Trail Closed due to fire conditions sign.

My original goal was to use the Upper Setting Trail to link the Shingle Creek Trail with the Big Elk Trail, but I didn't want to push through a trail closure.

hiking
10 months ago

Love this hike! It is long but not too challenging. The lake is smaller than I expected but still has some good camping spots around it. Can't wait to go back!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike! A few tricky crossings but doable. 12.9 miles recorded. Relaxing by the quiet lake was magic. We rarely saw others on a holiday weekend. It was the perfect long hike in a day!

Went today, bridge is no longer out at 2.5 miles. There are a couple of tricky crossing but all doable. Went up to East Shingle Creek Lake, 6.5 miles 2500ft+ in elevation climb. Must have missed the 5 mile up lake. Wonderful trail to run.

backpacking
10 months ago

My dad, my 14 year old sister, and myself went backpacking here last week. Beautiful and very easy hike into the Lake. There are plenty of places to set up camp here, with firepits from previous backpackers and plenty of firewood all around. Would recommend bringing an ax if you will be having a fire. There is also a little spring running into the lake with fresh water, but I recommend either using a filter or boil the water to make sure it's clean. From the parking lot to Fehr Lake, it's just over a half mile. Very easy for little ones as well. If you keep following the trail, it will take you to the other 3 lakes. We only went to the first one, which was about another 2 - 2.5 miles to get to, which was shepherd lake. Gorgeous mirror like water with a waterfall on the other side. We only made it to this lake before heading back to Fehr Lake. We tried fishing at both lakes with no luck, but neither of us are big fishers which could explain our bad luck. Overall this is the perfect place to go backpacking if you are a beginner or have little ones. We were the only ones camping here, but there were plenty of hikers coming through during the day. But we camped on the south west side of the lake, which is the opposite side of the trail, so we were not disturbed. We will definitely be returning here next year!

on Fehr Lake Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Great for kids and families. Absolutely beautiful scenery. We threw in some fishing with power bait and never got a bight in about 2 hours. This may have been because we were fishing the middle of the day though.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy, well maintained trail to three named lakes, plus smaller unnamed lakes. The hike really only gets started at Fehr Lake but goes beyond to Sheppard and Hoover Lakes. For me, an added bonus is Moosehorn Lake, just across the road from the trailhead.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Unless you're an expert mountain biker, would not recommend this trail for biking. We took a group of 24 youth/adults on this trail with bikes and there are many unnegotiable rocky patches that require dismounting. At the end of the trail, we climbed the ridge to the Murdock Basin Road and took that all the way to the Mirror Lake Highway for a total 5-hour trip. The upper section of the MBR has many fallen trees across the road.

hiking
11 months ago

After the first little bit of the stretch it starts to get really gorgeous. You are in alot of shade with a river running along side the trail. Quite a few Rocks through out the trail for ppl thinking about biking it. I absolutely loved it.

on Fehr Lake Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail, easy along the beautiful scenic lakes. Dog friendly. I've never seen more than a few people on the trail. Stop and stay for a while, but this time of year have your bug spray handy.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

fun with kids.

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Hit Fehr, Shepherd and Hoover lakes. Then looped around Shepherd lake to see the waterfall on the other side. The trails are pretty muddy in some places, and there's a couple trees down on the trail, but nothing too crazy. Definitely recommend taking bug spray!

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Awesome day hike. Did this on 6/28/17. A few little patches of snow but overall clear. Pretty muddy on some parts of the trail though. Mosquitos were pretty bad as well. But I would def do this hike again. Made it to Shepard and Hoover lakes as well and explored around a bit. There was nobody else on the trail the whole time we were there.

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Be warned; the water is really high once you get to mile 4. There are water crossings. Never cross deep/fast moving water. Additionally the trail disappears around mile 5. Do not wander off trail without proper orienteering skills.

trail running
Saturday, June 10, 2017

BRIDGE IS OUT at mile 2.5!!! Do not attempt to cross the creek at this time! Beautiful runnable trail otherwise.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

We weren't able to get to the lake we left too late. I love the river. We ran into a couple snow patches. The trail was a river in a couple places but fun to splash through.

snowshoeing
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Another great and easy snowshoe trail. Highly recommended and easy enough for the whole family.

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