Fehr Lake hike in the Uinta Mountains, Utah

Fehr Lake hike

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Fehr Lake hike

Distance: 0.7mi
Elevation: 98ft
Time: 1-1.5h

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This little-known trail out to Fehr Lake is a good way to avoid the crowds at the other ‘front-country’ lakes by means of a short hike into the backcountry. That being said, the hike in is definitely short enough to schlep in a cooler and fishing rod! Just make sure you have a fishing license to go with your “soda-pops”.

Fehr Lake hike Map

Getting there

From Kamas head along Utah 150 for 30.5mi. After going over Bald Mountain Pass watch out for a small pullout on your right. This turnout is only signed going towards Kamas, so stay sharp. If you pass Moosehorn Lake you’ve gone to far.

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About

When to do

June through September

Backcountry Campsites

Many opportunities exist along this trail

Toilets

Yes, at trailhead

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Out and back


Fehr Lake
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Route Description for Fehr Lake hike

This is a very direct hike; there isn’t much to say! Take the trail leading out from the parking area. You’ll cross a few wooden bridges before descending a short ways down into the forest. After a few extremely short undulating climbs and descents, you will arrive at the west side of Fehr Lake.

This quaint and calm lake is usually devoid of crowds. Sitting around the lake and soaking in the beauty is definitely a worthwhile activity, and we found it so enjoyable that we just had to include this little hike on our list. After enjoying the stunning placid lake, return the way you came.

Insider Hints

  • Being such a short hike, you can easily haul down lake gear with you. Make an afternoon of it!

  • The trail continues down to Shepard Lake, for those looking for a longer hike.

  • A recreation pass is required to park in the National Forest, which can be purchased throughout the park; however, a National Parks Pass is also accepted.

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mountaincat 7 months ago

That was maybe 6th lake we've walked to or around in Uintas, still very scenic

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