Taylor Mountain Trail

HARD 2 reviews
#25 of 30 trails in

Taylor Mountain Trail is a 12 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Wilson, WY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for camping and horses and is accessible from July until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

12.0 miles Point to Point

dog friendly

camping

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

snow

hiking
2 months ago

I couldn't find much of anything about this hike so I wasn't sure what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised when it was all said and done. I would suggest making it a loop going up the Taylor Mountain trail outside of Driggs to the top of Taylor Mountain, connecting onto the Coal Creek Trail, and returning via the Moose Creek Trail. The hike up Taylor mountain is steep uphill with some great high mountain meadows and virtually no-one else. This part of the hike gets a 10 for solitude. I did not see another person until we were descending Taylor Mountain at 3.5 hours in. As you are getting somewhat close to the top of Taylor Mountain the trail disappears in a meadow. Just traverse the meadow going roughly NE towards a scree and boulder pile. As you approach the boulder pile you will see the trail to your right ascending into the trees. The view from Taylor Mountain is great, it's steep down from there to coal creek and down coal creek for the most part. When you connect on to Moose Creek you have to cross it and it was half way to my knee in early September. Bring something to cross the creek with and it will be no problem. You can make some good time going down Moose Creek back to the Trail head. There are better views on hikes but you can't beat the solitude so it gets 5 stars for me and I'll definitely be doing this again.

hiking
1 year ago

Good trails from coal creek but difficult in july once you hit the taylor mountain saddle and drop into taylor basin. Stay North on ridge line for easiest navigation across snowfield and circle around and drop into basin staying up in basin .and look for cairns and exit through west side of basin's ridge. Get water in Main Basin or next basin to west.Limited after that as you drop into forest.( saw a black bear here).
Camped in Main Basin with nice views to the north. Trail searching gets easier as you continue down.