Shoshone National Forest

Hiking - Washakie Ranger District
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Washakie Ranger District

333 Highway 789, South
Lander, WY 82520
(307) 332-5460

Stough Creek Lakes:
Length (miles): 7
Level of Use: Heavy
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation Change: 8,800-10,600
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Roaring Fork Trailhead/Stough Basin/Middle Fork Trail

Tayo Lake:
Length (miles): 4.1
Level of Use: Heavy
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Change: 9,750-10,800
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Access by Middle Fork Trail/Tayo Lake

Smith Lake:
Length (miles): 7.5
Level of Use: Heavy
Difficulty: Easy**
Elevation Change: 9,300-10,250
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Dickinson Cr./Cathedral Lake/High Meadow Trail

Bears Ears:
Length (miles): 16
Level of Use: Heavy
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation Change: 9,300-11,200
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Dickinson Park/Hailey Pass/Lizard Head Trail/Moss Lake Trail/Washakie Trail/Onion Meadows Trail/Baptiste Lake Trail

Silas Lake:
Length (miles): 1.8
Level of Use: Heavy
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Change: 9600-10,100
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Access by Christina Lake Trail/Upper Silas Lake

Ice Lakes:
Length (miles): 7.2
Level of Use: Light-Mod
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation Change: 9,750-11,000
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Access by Tayo Lake Trail/Ice Lakes, Deep Cr. Lakes/Deep Cr. Trail/Pinto Park Trail

North Fork:
Length (miles): 16.1
Level of Use: Light-Moderate
Difficulty: Easy*
Elevation Change: 8,500-10,500
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Access by Smith Lake Trail/Lonesome Lake & Jackass Pass/High Meadow Trail/Pinto Park Trail/Lizard Head Trail

High Meadow:
Length (miles): 3.2
Level of Use: Light
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation Change: 9,000-9,900
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Access by Smith Lake Trail/North Fork Trail

Twin Lakes:
Length (miles): 1.5
Level of Use: Light
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Change: 8,500-9,100
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Sheep Bridge Trailhead/Twin Lakes/Stough Cr. Lakes Trail/Middle Fork Trail

Middle Fork:
Length (miles): 18
Level of Use: Heavy
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Elevation Change: 7,200-10,300
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Middle Fork Trailhead/Sweetwater Gap/Stough Cr. Lakes Trail/North Fork Trail/Pinto Park Trail/Tayo Lake Trail/Sheep Bridge Trail

Sheep Bridge:
Length (miles): 3
Level of Use: Heavy
Difficulty: Easy**
Elevation Change: 8,400-9,100
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Sheep Bridge Traihead/Middle Fork Trail/Twin Lakes Trail

Christina Lake:
Length (miles): 4
Level of Use: Moderate-Heavy
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Change: 9,400-9,900
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Christina Lake Trailhead (Fiddlers Lake) Christina Lake/Silas Lake Trail

Washakie:
Length (miles): 3.5
Level of Use: Moderate-Heavy
Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Elevation Change: 10,100-11,600
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Access by Bears Ears Trail/Washakie Lake and Washakie Pass

Lizard Head:
Length (miles): 7
Level of Use: Moderate.
Difficulty: Very Difficult
Elevation Change: 10,000-11,800
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Access by Bears Ears Trail/North Fork Trail

Pinto Park:
Length (miles): 8
Level of Use: Light-Moderate
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation Change: 9,200-10,300
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Access by Middle Fork Trail/North Fork Trail

Moss Lake:
Length (miles): 5.5
Level of Use: Light
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Change: 9,970-10,660
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Access by Bears Ears Trail/Moss Lake/Gaylord Lake Trail

Shoshone Lake:
Length (miles): 9.5
Level of Use: Light
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Change: 8,500-9,750
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Access by Middle Fork Trail/Shoshone Lake/North Fork Trail

Louis Lake:
Length (miles): 2.5
Level of Use: Light
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Elevation Change: 8,600-9,600
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Louise Lake Trailhead Cat Guard Station/Christina Lake, 4-wheel-drive road

Dry Creek:
Length (miles): 9
Level of Use: Light
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Change: 9,600-10,600
Trailhead, Access and Other Information: Forest Boundary at Hays Park/Don's Lake

*Except during high runoff periods. **Travel is more difficult coming out.


Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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