Explore the most popular walking 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.

backpacking
7 days ago

Did this hike last August. Stayed 3 nights perfect weather. Hiked in on a Monday passed a few people leaving but only had neighbors one night. A few groups hiked by. Hiked to Meadows lake one day, beautiful had the lake to ourselves all day. Based on the reviews planned on a lot of mosquitoes didn’t get a single bite. Also didn’t get a lot of bites from the fish. Hiked the meadows lake for the day. A few mountain goats did pass right by our camp.

trail running
11 days ago

Nice challenging hiking and running trail. Clear to about 9000ft as of May 12, then snowy in the boulder fields. Thanks to whoever has been up there with a chain saw!

Did this hike 2 years ago at the end of June. Still some snow in places on the trail. A few steep places going in and coming out. Fortunately, that keeps traffic at the lake to a minimum. Slept in hammocks at the lake a couple nights. Caught lots of fish and woke up to mountain goats in our campsite every morning. There’s a lot of dead trees which made it interesting sleeping in hammocks, especially with the nightly storms. Writing this review as I get ready for another trip here this summer.

hiking
27 days ago

This hike is not for the faint of heart... Features stunning views and exhilarating hiking and bouldering. This is a Family favorite for my family and I. Just a note from us... Go around the west side of the false peak and there is a chute a few hundred yards north of that--that you can climb back up to the ridge before you summit. This hike requires a lot of steep bouldering and climbing. The hard work is worth it for the amazing view at the end.

on Shingle Creek Trail

snowshoeing
2 months ago

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

Nice easy trail that you go mostly down to get to the lake and then have to climb mostly up to get back. My wife thinks that this trail is uphill both ways. Notch Lake is a reservoir so there is a lot a bare shoreline in the fall. Some people like to jump from the cliffs on the opposite side. Bench Lake is also a litter past Notch Lake

Nice loop hike with great view and the potential to see mountain goats

on Highline Trail

backpacking
4 months ago

My son and I along with his friend Isaac hiked the trail in 2016.
Here is a video clip from our hike.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXplSAsahD8

Pack light and take sun screen, fishing pole, water bottle that purifies and, take the InReach Explorer for communicating and GPS. With it I was able to communicate with my wife by email and it tracked our course every 20 minutes and posted it on Facebook for those that wanted to follow us on the map.

Love it easy fun lots of water

hiking
4 months ago

Long Lake as several good campsites on the northwestern shore

hiking
4 months ago

easy hike with little elevation

hiking
4 months ago

Nice easy hike. Lake is prettier in the spring when the reservoir is fullest

Hiked with children

hiking
5 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
6 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.

hiking
6 months ago

I loved all the lakes I got to see while doing this hike. So beautiful! I hiked this 10.29.17 and while there was some snow, it was still completely doable. We were up to the peak in 50 minutes and enjoyed the views from the peak.

Extremely easy hike to the lake. Good views.

Amazing views! Way more snow than expected!

So beautiful! Lake after lake after lake! Saw very few people. A touch of snow and mud.

hiking
7 months ago

Lots of snow and super windy. Not a lot of other people. Dope views!!!!!

7 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.

We hiked this trail on September 30th, it was 37 degrees and snowing. The trail was a little messy from snow days earlier, but beautiful, scenic and very enjoyable. We will definitely visit this trail again, perhaps in the spring.

Hard, but sooooo worth it!

Shortest hike for the views/summit! This was the first "real" hike I've done. This is where it all began : ). Saw a lot of children/dogs on this trail. A great experience for the family!

fishing
8 months ago

Caught 6 trout on a fly with bubble and 2 with powerbait. Great spot.

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.

This trail is also accessible from the trial lake trailhead parking lot. (Gps photo attached) Perfect hike for an overcast and cool day. Rarely see anyone. You'll hike past multiple lakes before climbing to the top of the mountains. Then hike over the mountain tops before dropping down to Big Elk Lake. Hiking the last stretch on a hot and sunny day is exhausting.

Went up for a nice Sunday hike. there's no shade/cover and it's fairly steep ascent so our smaller dog needed a little help coming down. gorgeous views.

hiking
8 months ago

It's great up here right now. The cooler weather is keeping most of the crowds away and you can still find wild raspberries and gooseberries to snack on the whole way!

hiking
8 months ago

This is a great family trail for most abilities and endurance levels. The view from the top will not disappoint. As well, the trail is usually clear after July 4th, but there will still be snow on or near the trail. One thing to keep in mind is weather. Storms can roll in fast while on top of Bald so be cognizant of that. Fantastic family trail!

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