Continue on 20,780 West for 4 miles, heading down the hill and turning right onto a short road which crosses the Lake Fork River. Winter Winter Summer Summer ~PEAK LOGO~ X. Any hikers going to Utah's highest peak prior to 1966 would have scaled South Kings Peak instead of the now official Kings Peak. You want them to be a minimum of 150 calories each. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Detailed hiking conditions reports for trails and mountain peaks throughout New England Only the last couple miles are in the nice alpine meadows above treeline. This trailhead is on the south side of the range and although not quite as scenic as the hike from Henry's Fork, it offers a very mellow hike up the long Yellowstone Creek Trail. Lower Chain Lake is about 9.2 miles from the trailhead and at 10,580 feet elevation. Matt, may I add a correction re: "Generally the best conditions for climbing Kings Peak occur from June through September, depending on snow and weather conditions. Awesome day hike, not to be missed. Had a nice hiking trip with the Texan couple, D and W, and Harlie, he chased after me after separating at dollar lake camping ground junction, maybe he was reminding me, come back, this way. Follow cairns along contour until last large cairn. • Camp close to a water source (Dollar Lake has some good water sources, and you’ll cross two small streams close to each other right before you get to Dollar Lake area, which has great camping spots in the trees on both sides of the trail) The first column is accumulated snow if there is 5 inches or more there is usually snow all the way down to the trailhead. Open Trails. Total hiking time was 9.5 hrs, and my total time (car to car) was 10.5 hrs. 321 Highway 414 PO Box 129 The winds at Anderson were reaching highs of 80 mph, and the air is very dry. I ended up with 28.5 miles for the day on my watch. I love this hike and will do it again next year, but may camp along the way or try it from the south. It is one of 57 so-called "Ultra" prominence peaks, those with more than 5,000 feet of prominence. View Trail Map Start Planning Your Trip to the Peak Today Plan Your Trip. I don't feel so dumb now- it may not have been there in that time frame. Be a little careful – all these carbs and calories can give you an upset stomach. Parking for 50 vehicles, Toilets, campsites, corrals, and stock ramp. No permits or fees to park here or to camp. If you do multiple days, don’t camp at dollar lake, it’s too crowded. Try and stay shaded from the wind as much as you can, and good luck. (6), Images I kept one snack in my pocket, while hiking, so I could eat any time. Saves time pumping from the stream and weight of carrying the pump. From the pass, the trail continues down into Painter Basin which eventually heads up towards Kings Peak, and ends at the Uinta Highline Trail about 1.5 miles from Anderson Pass. You can either continue straight up the Yellowstone Creek Trail for 17 uneventful miles to Anderson Pass. Rate Difficulty. Forecast said the nights would be high 20s, low 30s. Predicted wind at ~35 mph, and yeah it was rough, but doable with cold weather gear. Generally the best conditions for climbing Kings Peak occur from June through September, depending on snow and weather conditions. The National Park Service is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. • If you’re doing a 2-day hike, summit on the 2nd day, after you’ve acclimated to the altitude. Made for a long second day, but the view was worth it. This KILLS your legs, but saves time. Search for pages on the site. Said 0.1" of rain at low elevations (11,000') and 0.8" of snow at 13,000' Seemed to rain and snow way more. From the pass, hike south on the ridge to the summit. There used to be a Highpoint plaque in late 90s, and a geocache around 2002-2004, and a fallen officer plaque in 2005, but all of them end up being removed from the top as unapproved in the designated wilderness. Passable : This trail is well-used and maintained. Turn left onto 8,000 North, then right again on 17,000 West which then curves left and turns into 9,000 North and then into Yellow Stone Road. There is a lot of boulder hopping but doesn't exceed Class 2. Has anyone been on the normal route to Kings Peak recently? Please, if found, there is a reward. Grant Grove Area Conditions. • Other training: lunges, deep knee bends, climbing up large boulders. This is a popular place to camp, however, and July through September in particular it can be f… It's actually pretty simple and only takes about an hour from Anderson Pass and there is a worn boot path most of the way. 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