Smith Morehouse Trail

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

Elevation Gain2,716ft
Trailhead Elevation7,774ft
Elevation Min/Max7771/10367ft
Elevation Start/End7774/7774ft

Smith Morehouse Trail

Smith Morehouse Trail is a hiking trail in Summit County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 5.6 miles long and begins at 7,774 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,716 feet. This trail connects with the following: Lakes Country Trail.

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Utah (The Mountaineers Books)
Jared Hargrave
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"Smith and Morehouse Reservoir is a beautiful place nestled into the western edge of the Uintas, where ice fishermen, snowmobilers, and Nordic skiers can be found recreating. You might even get lucky and run into a sled dog tour on Forest Road 33 on your way to the mountains north of the lake. These steep, forested slopes are the closest skiing from the trailhead and rise up to a broad ridge, terminating at Point 10002. Shoulders, gullies, and numerous terrain traps guard some challenging tree skiing, but avalanches are a huge concern here, so be confident of slope stability before setting off on the skin track. Also, everything north of national forest land is private property, so take care not to trespass." Read more
Best Hikes With Dogs: Utah (The Mountaineers Books)
Dayna Stern
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"The Smith and Morehouse Trail offers a simple forested walk close to a vibrant creek. Rocky at times, it offers water, shade, horse trails, and views of the steep walls enveloping Smith and Morehouse Creek. Dogs love the cool shade of this hike and the diversity of wildlife that gives the area a delicious perfume. Since the trail begins and ends at a busy campground, anticipate sharing it with horses and hikers." Read more

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I have just returned from hiking the Smith and Morehouse trial all the way to Island Lake. It is on of my favorite trials to backpack on. I like it so much that I return at least every year and do it again. For most of the hike it is an easy slow sloped hill, but you will come to a few steep parts. My favorite thing to do is camp by the river the follows the the trail for almost the whole way, it is good fishing. Every time I go I see a lot of wild game along the trail, like moose, deer and even a few elk. Also along the trial about a half hour walk is a nice Beaver dam. As you will near the top of the trail you can view the lake, it is beautiful almost at tree line the lake sits neastled at the bottom of a huge boulder mountain and this early in the year there is almost always snow the comes down the mountain almost to the the lake. This trail should be hike by all outdoor lovers! Its a good one!

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Trail Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Nearby City
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Snowmobiling, Camping
Additional Use
USGS Slader Basin, Hidden Lake
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Dec 2018