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The Best Hiking in Wasatch County

Looking for the best hiking in Wasatch County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Wasatch County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Wasatch County

  • Heber City, Utah

    Strawberry River

    1.81 mi / 292 ft gain
    Strawberry River is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Fruitland, Utah.
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  • Hanna, Utah

    Grandaddy Lake via Grandview Trail

    7.27 mi / 1129 ft gain
    Grandaddy Lake via Grandview Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Hanna, Utah.
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  • Hanna, Utah

    Explore Grandaddy Basin

    5.0
    Grandaddy Lake is the largest lake in the High Unitas. While Grandaddy Lake can have plenty of hikers, there are over twenty lakes within a two-hour hike within the Grandaddy Basin. Most hikers don’t go beyond Grandaddy lake, making the area a fantastic area to explore and camp. Elevation in the ...
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  • Hanna, Utah

    Governor Dern Lake Trail

    17.01 mi / 2287 ft gain
    Governor Dern Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hanna, Utah.
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Hike Riley's Canyon

    5 mi / 200 ft gain
    Aproximately two miles Southeast of Woodland, UT on Highway 35 you will come to a small turnout on the North side of the road. It is sufficient in size for a handful of vehicles to park, so that passengers can make their way into Riley's Canyon. From the turn off, look to the North and you will s...
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  • Wasatch County, Utah

    Hike Little Deer Creek to Cataract Gorge

    4.0
    4 mi
    Little Deer Creek Canyon can be accessed from the Emerald Lake Highway (150) in the Uinta National Forest east of Kamas, Utah. Turn right onto Murdoch Basin Road (Forest Service Road 137) until it splits off to the road to Cataract Gorge (Forest Service Road 027). It is recommended you park her...
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  • Hanna, Utah

    Camp at Pyramid Lake in Murdock Basin of Utah's Uinta Mountains

    Grab a fishing pole, hammock, or book. Pyramid Lake is the perfect setting to kick back and relax in Murdock Basin of Utah's Uinta Mountains! Pyramid Lake is at an elevation of 9,700 feet with a 1,000-foot tall mountain directly to the west of the lake. Due to this steep face butting up to the e...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Hike to Weir Lake

    5 mi / 800 ft gain
    Weir Lake is one of many mountain lakes located in the High Uintas near Kamas, Utah. The trail can be accessed off the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway about 33 miles east of Kamas and starts at the Crystal Lake Trailhead. There is a parking lot near the start of the trailhead, but expect it to be fairly...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Camp and Climb at Cliff Lake

    4.3 mi
    Cliff Lake can be located from the Crystal Lake Trailhead. The exact location is pinned, but you get there driving from Kamas. From Kamas take the Mirror Lake Highway and take the exit for Trial Lake Campground, the turn north to the Crystal Lakes Trailhead. There is a parking lot with bathrooms ...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Camp at Fire Lake

    The hike to Fire Lake starts at the Crystal Lake Trailhead just off the Mirror Lake Highway in the Uinta mountains. The main trailhead parking lot fills up quickly on weekends since it serves multiple trail options. If it’s full, no need to worry, there is an overflow lot down the road.  The trai...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Clyde Lake Trail

    3.96 mi / 600 ft gain
    Clyde Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Kamas, Utah.
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Duck Lake to Marjorie Lake Loop in the Uintas

    8.4 mi / 850 ft gain
    The trail to Duck Lake in the Uinta Mountains starts at the Crystal Lake Trailhead  and is a popular starting off point for many trails like Cliff Lake, so the parking lot fills up quickly.  Starting off, follow the signs for Long Lake. At about 1.3 miles you'll come to a junction. Follow the si...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Crystal and Watson Lake Trail

    2.81 mi / 413 ft gain
    Crystal and Watson Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Kamas, Utah.
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Ibantik Lake via Crystal Lake Trailhead

    5.0
    3.96 mi / 646 ft gain
    From the Crystal Lake trailhead, follow the trail 1.1 miles north to Wall Lake. Here, you'll come to a junction with the trail from Trail Lake; take the left trail heading north to Notch Mountain, and Ibantik Lake is a mere .6 miles northeast, nestled next to Notch Peak. At Ibantik Lake, you'll ...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Cliff Lake via Clyde Lake Trail

    1.94 mi / 256 ft gain
    Cliff Lake via Clyde Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Kamas, Utah.
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Hike to Island Lake

    5.0
    9 mi / 1000 ft gain
    There are many lakes in this area, but Island Lake is the only one with epic cliff jumping. You can camp anywhere around the lake and campfires are permitted.The cliff is best to jump off mid summer when the water is the warmest, but it's always pretty cold. The cliffs are about 30-50 feet tall. ...
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