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This trail has some of the most spectacular scenery ever! We camped the first night at Sapphire Lake (west of Hobbs). We had it to ourselves and it was a great spot. The next day we did a day hike to Island Lake and Titcomb Basin. I don't know if I've ever seen any more spectacular scenery. Seneca Lake looks incredible. Then, the view from the 2nd pass down toward Island is top notch. Then, the area in Titcomb Basin looks like you are in another world with the jagged mountains coming up out of the water! Our third night we camped at Eklund Lake. The trail that goes above the Lake has a view of the lake and the Wind Rivers in the background that is also incredible! I woke up before the sun came up and there was fog everywhere and the pictures were incredible and I felt like I was in the Smoky Rocky Mountains! Tough trail, but so worth it, you won't even notice the pain :)

backpacking
3 months ago

The views are amazing once you get through trees. Had a great backpacking trip with my son. It was our first backpacking trip together so we stayed at Hobbs Lake and did a couple day hikes up to Seneca Lake he's only 11 so we took it easy! Planning our next trip up he wants to camp at Seneca and maybe Island Lake then hike up to titcomb basins!

hiking
11 months ago

This is an amazing loop passing many beautiful lakes with great view of the mountains along the continental divide. Take your time and spent 5 days. Be sure to stop at the Big Drop slide near the Freemont river crossing

hiking
11 months ago

Start of many amazing hikes into the area, one of which is rated as the top 10 hikes in America by backpacker magazine.

hiking
1 year ago

camping
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

Titcomb Basin and Island Lake couldn't be more scenic. The first half of the trail is a gentle incline but the last half is a series of sever up and down sections. We're thinking about returning again next year and utiIzing the services of a local outfitter who can haul our packs to Island Lake. That way, we can hike in with light day packs.

We hiked the trail during the weekend BEFORE Labor Day and it snowed. Always be prepared for adverse weather in the Winds.

hiking
2 years ago

Breathtaking beauty at every turn. Went in early August, the wild flowers were in bloom as were the Mosquitos, bring bug spray or a net.

Amazing. Take bear spray and have the time of your life.

backpacking
3 years ago

Great place to use as a base camp to explore/climb Titcomb Basin, Indian Pass or climb some of the surrounding peaks.

This is a great extended loop trail to see a lot of different country. It has it all, large rivers, lots of lakes and many mountain views. There are lot of ups and downs. If you go early in the year the chances are good that you will have to cross some snow.

backpacking
3 years ago

This is one of my favorite areas in the Wind Rivers. I love to day hike into this basin. The mountains are amazing. A friend and myself were the only ones there a couple of years ago. It was the middle of September though and we had to leave a day early because it started to snow.

hiking
3 years ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Wind Rivers. It can get crowded in July and August so brave a little bit of cold weather or even snow and go in September. The views once you get to Island Lake are amazing.

backpacking
3 years ago

Hiked this trail many times. The last time with two friends. I like to set up a base camp here and hike up to Indian Pass on the continental divide, Titcomb Lakes basin and/or Big Drop a waterfall on the Fremont River. The trail has many ups and down as it crosses several small drainage's. I have caught large rainbow trout on previous trips at this lake.

backpacking
3 years ago

Covered this trail early in the season on the way to Cook Lakes back in 1981 . Because of high water just past Pole Creek Lake we didn't dare cross Pole Creek. While we were deciding a couple of horses crossed and the water was up past their bellies. That decided it for us so we followed the river for about a mile before we could cross and continue to Cook Lakes.

nothing short of amazing...