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Great hike! We parked where FR 222 intersects with FR 16, there are two stream crossings and some terrain we weren’t sure we could get over with 2wd. My GPS said 3.9 miles round trip even with hiking .85 miles up FR 222 to the trailhead. Forest service roads and trailhead were well marked.

hiking
11 days ago

My first thought in reviewing this hike was that it was ‘moderate’ in effort. It’s a far cry from ‘easy.’ The trail was scattered the entire way with lots of rocks, and there were some uphill climbs followed by flat parts. Basically if you haven’t hiked in awhile, your legs and feet might be sore the next day. With that said, the hike was gorgeous and the lakes were pristine. You start at the parking lot on 46 until you see the cutoff for trail 47. You do not see trail 47 until you pass the first lake which is Sherd Lake. Stay to the right on the trail that continues to a fork which you must follow 91 (take the trail to the left) to find Lost Lake. We did the whole route in about 2.5 hours with some time at Lost Lake for lunch.

Great hike, from Sherd Lake, take a right continue on until 47 and then left on 91. Long Lake was beautiful, one river crossing but pretty easy hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail, but hampered by the mist! Start and finish are the toughest. 2hrs 35minutes all told with a little picnic stop. Rainy lake genuinely does appear to rain in the vicinity of the lake

Great cross country ski getaway

Love think hole! Mostly up hill but a wonderful view!

backpacking
5 months ago

Nice hiking

Really hard trail but the views are worth it!

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Totally cool. Beautiful craggy rocks. Well maintained trail. Some wet spots due to snow melt. The top is spectacular. Look for the little outhouse for two near the top of the trail. Secluded - a great spot to get away from it all. Loved the wildflowers!

It is well worth doing.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Great hike, just a short trip though. Worth the effort.

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

just did this trail today, we drove up as far as the Black Mountain sign. From there it is approximately 1 mile up hill all the way. Lots of rocks on the trail and the last part going up to the look out required a little rock climbing. Beautiful views at the end.

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Nice tree lined hike with cute little meadows and flowers along. Amazing views from the peak, well worth the last distance that does get slightly difficult due to steep and rocky. Need a 4x4 to get up 222 to the trailhead so we just hiked the 1 mi. road.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Camped at Flatiron Lake.

hiking
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Not much to see until you reach the top, but when you do it sure is worth it. Trail is actually only a mile out and a mile back if you actually park at the trail head, but the FR 222 is pretty washed out so you may want to walk from where FR 16 and FR 222 meet if you don't have fourwheel drive and good ground clearance. All in a it was a nice quick hike. Fairly steep, but not incredibly difficult. Recommend to go on a warm and not so windy day.

hiking
Friday, January 31, 2014

This trail is well maintained. Black Mountain appears to be the highest peak on the eastern side of the northern portion of the Bighorns, and so the views from the lookout tower are absolutely stunning! This is a must if you're in this area! Watch the weather though; it moves in quick sometimes!

cross country skiing
5 months ago

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

fishing
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

fishing
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 15, 2013

walking
Wednesday, June 26, 2013