Kidney Lake

Duchesne, Utah

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
Topping out at 190 acres, Kidney Lake is one of the largest reservoirs in the High Uintas backcountry. Just try walking around it, and you’ll become a believer. Because of its “kidney” shape, you don’t really see all of it at any one time, so it is even bigger than it looks. From Lake Fork trailhead, the trail is wide and clear for the first few miles, following Brown Duck Creek on the west side of Round Mountain. After about 7.0 miles, there is a trail junction with the trail going to Clements Reservoir. Shortly after this junction, the trail passes Brown Duck Lake and in 1.0 mile, Island Lake (yes, another one).
Hiking Utah's High Uintas

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Hiking Utah's High Uintas

by Jeffrey Probst & Brad Probst, Revised by Brett Prettyman (Falcon Guides)

Topping out at 190 acres, Kidney Lake is one of the largest reservoirs in the High Uintas backcountry. Just try walking around it, and you’ll become a believer. Because of its “kidney” shape, you don’t really see all of it at any one time, so it is even bigger than it looks.

From Lake Fork trailhead, the trail is wide and clear for the first few miles, following Brown Duck Creek on the west side of Round Mountain. After about 7.0 miles, there is a trail junction with the trail going to Clements Reservoir. Shortly after this junction, the trail passes Brown Duck Lake and in 1.0 mile, Island Lake (yes, another one).

© 2016 Jeffrey Probst & Brad Probst, Revised by Brett Prettyman/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Duchesne
Distance: 18
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 11 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 8,500 feet
Top Elevation: 10,500 feet
Local Contacts: Ashley National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Kidney Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Kidney Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

Apr 2018