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Added by McKenzie Roers

Duration: OvernightPlenty of camping spotsQuite, great view for a sunsetNight sky-lots of stars

Drive 32 miles from the city of Kamas, Utah (just past Park City), and take the turnoff for Crystal Lake Trail Head. You will need a recreation pass to park in that lot even for a day hike but the self-service envelopes can be found just before the turn off of the main road.

You can park in the gravel lot for Crystal Lake (popular for fishing) and the trailhead for Long Lake will be posted. Stay on the trail, there will be a turn off on your right but that leads to a different location. The trail is not steep but there is a steady incline with some extended switchbacks but easily hike-able by all skill levels. You will reach the saddle which will have a wooden sign tacked on to a tree and from there the trail begins to descend. You will only pass two trail markers on your way to Long Lake. Stick right for a direct path to Long Lake after coming to your second trail marker.

Once at the lake, you can set up camp along the lake so feel free to walk around and find a good spot. The mosquitoes and flies were overly abundant so bug spray/citronella are crucial (in June). No sign of any major wildlife (excludes squirrels, chipmunks, etc.) upon arrival or throughout the stay. Fishing is allowed as are dogs.

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Fitness
Chillin
Camping
Fishing
Photography
Backpacking
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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