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

Totally worth doing

Don’t let the name fool you. North Crater Lake is dried up and nothing but grass and cow shit. South Crater Lake is near dried up red muddy water, grass, and I am sure it has its fair share of cow shit in it as well. I did not make my way all the way down to it. The trail is decently marked from the Lake Creek TH but if you try to approach it from the backside (Splatter Canyon, Ivie Canyon/Crater Lake, Pole Canyon THs) it gets a bit confusing due to all the cattle trails.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Very steep sections on the way up. Don't take teenagers that aren't into hiking. Scouts got tired after 2 miles and went back.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Sevier county highpoint is Fish Lake Hightop. The high point is just north of the popular, and aptly named, Fish Lake. The most commonly hiked route to the summit is via Pelican Canyon, from near the lake. The Pelican Canyon route is about 8.5 miles and 2500' of gain to reach the summit. A much shorter approach is via Hancock Flat, and is the route described here. Using this route shortens the hike to about 7 or 7.5 miles and an easier 1100' of gain. Those with ATV's or jeep skills can drive to less than a mile and a couple of hundred feet of the summit.

Fish Lake Hightop is similar to the Aquarius Plateau to the south. Once on top, it is a gently rolling, remarkably flat plain at 11,000'. The area is stunning in the fall when the leaves begin to change, but a good hike from spring through fall. The road to the trailhead should be accessible by most all vehicles. Even though most of the hike is on a 4x4 road, it is infrequently traveled and still offers a great day out.

on Fish Lake Loop

4 months ago

on Fish Lake Hightop

5 months ago

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012