Kidney Lake

Duchesne, Utah 84021

Kidney Lake

Kidney Lake Professional Review and Guide

"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)."

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Trail Information

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