Island Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Summit County and Duchesne County, Utah. It is within High Uintas Wilderness Area. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 10,980 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,720 feet. The Island Lake (elevation 10,797 feet) reservoir can be seen along the trail.
Island Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Many lakes in the High Uintas claim the name of Island. However, this lake is the king of all the Island Lakes—mainly because it’s the biggest. Island Lake is reached from either Hoop or Spirit Lake. The Spirit Lake Trail is about a mile longer, but the elevation gain is 1,000 feet less.From Hoop Lake, the trail climbs southwest up a steep incline then over the more gradual slope of Burnt Ridge 3.5 miles to a trail junction. The trail to the right goes to Beaver Lake. Stay left, descending to Thompson Creek. The trail follows the stream briefly, then crosses it and comes to a trail crossing about 1.8 miles from the last junction. Continue straight across the other trail and climb up and over Kabell Ridge 1.5 miles to another junction with the trail descending into Burnt Creek. Turn right (south) and go 1.0 mile to the lake."
--Jeffrey Probst & Brad Probst, Revised by Brett Prettyman, Hiking Utah's High Uintas (Falcon Guides).
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