Seneca Lake Trail is a 16.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pinedale, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, and fly fishing and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
The Seneca Lake trail starts at the Elkhart Park Trailhead. Take the Pole Creek Trail for 5.3 miles until you reach the Seneca Lake Trail. After the junction the trail descends and climbs multiple times passing Barbara and Hobbs Lakes. The trail continues for 4.2 miles then climbs again until you reach Seneca Lake after a total of 8.8 miles. The trail continues past Seneca Lake then past Little Seneca Lake and ends at the Highline Trail approximately 10 miles from Elkhart Park. From there you can access many other trails including the Indian Pass trail which leads to bot Titcomb Basin a popular climbing location and Indian Pass which site at the top of the Continental Divide.
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.