Wall Lake Trail

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45 m
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The Wall Lake Trail is a beautiful hike in the Western Uinta Mountains. This trail is family-friendly and great for hikers of all ages and abilities. With stunning views and a pristine alpine lake destination, the Wall Lake Trail is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon in the Utah wilderness.

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Route Description for Wall Lake Trail

The Wall Lake Trail is a gorgeous hike east of Park City, Utah. This trail shares a trailhead with multiple popular hikes in the area, so finding a parking spot can be tricky, especially on a summer weekend. We recommend arriving early in the day to beat the crowds and snag a spot. If you can’t find parking, there is an overflow parking lot about a mile down the road that usually has places available. Parking here does add an extra mile to the hike, but we promise it’s worth it.

The Wall Lake Trail itself is more than worthy of an early start or an extra mile walk. With stunning views throughout and a pristine alpine lake to enjoy at the end, this hike is popular for a reason. For a perfect way to spend the day, we recommend bringing along a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lakeside with friends and family.

To hike the Wall Lake Trail, begin at the Crystal Lake Trailhead and take the path heading north. Follow the Wall Lake Trail as it passes between Ponds Lake and Lily Lake, then continues north up to Wall Lake.

At Wall Lake, kick back and relax and enjoy the incredible views. Then, if you are feeling adventurous, take a dip in the pristine alpine waters before heading back the way you came.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you camp at Wall Lake in the Uintas?

Yes, you can camp at Wall Lake in the western Uintas. Tent sites must be set up at least 61 m away from the water’s edge.

What fish are in Wall Lake?

Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Cutthroat Trout are the most common fish in Wall Lake.

Insider Hints for Wall Lake Trail

  • In June and July this trail can be quite buggy, be sure to bring bug spray or wear long sleeves if you are hiking at this time of year.
  • If you are looking for more to explore in the area, check out the Crystal Lake and Watson Lake Trail or the Shadow Lake Trail nearby.

Getting to the Wall Lake Trail Trailhead

From Kamas, Utah, head east along highway 150 for 39.6 km then take a left onto Forest Road 041. Continue along FR 041 to a divide, take a right then park at the Crystal Lake Trailhead parking lot just past the Washington Lake Campground.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Primitive camping at Wall Lake

  • When to do

    May to November

  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly


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  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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