Explore the most popular trail running trails in Bighorn National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It was a good hike. There was snow and I lost the trail. Eventually crossed a road and down a hill to Bucking Mule Creek. After realizing my mistake, I had to hurry to get to the overlook and back to the parking lot. I saw deer and elk on this walk.

Beautiful canyon, easy to follow trail, shady trailhead with pit toilets. Lots of poison oak along the trail, watch out.

A nice walk, even for flatlanders.

hiking
9 months ago

About 5 miles round trip from the TH to the Overlook. You do have the option to extend this into a longer hike (I think it's 14.5 miles one way). There is a trail sign with mileage just before the overlook area. Easy hike with great view of Bucking Mule Falls / Devil's Canyon area. Don't forget Porcupine Falls while your in the area !

Great hike! View from the top is great even though you don't get very close to the falls.

First of all, this trail is rated as moderate. Can't give ya a bigger nerp on that. If you're in tip top physique, ya probably not that bad. But if you're the average American who works an office job and still eats gluten when no one is looking, be advised, YOU WILL BE SUCKING WIND. This trail is STRAIGHT UP with very little relief for over two miles. My husband and I were hiking with decently heavy packs and were stopping often to catch our breath and rest our legs. That being said, this is a nice trail, well worn, easily followed, great views. We went in late May, wildflowers everywhere. It was lovely. We only saw maybe two other couples on the trail, so that was nice. Bring a jacket no matter what time of year you go, wind is strong and chilly when you get close to the top. Would likely do it again. Just wanted all the other people like me to be aware that this trail is not as moderate to the average joe as the description depicts ;)

off road driving
11 months ago

Great trail up to East Tensleep Lake. This trail gets moderate use mostly in the form of ATV/UTV and OHV use. The trail has several rocky sections in the beginning that can be navigated with a truck or higher clearance car. Once you get to the turn where the trail changes from a general NE direction to the NNW up to the lake, a high clearance vehicle with 4 wheel drive is going to be a must. There are several steep rocky inclines that must be navigated, as well as several mud holes and a creek crossing. Once up and on the top its a nice drive in the tall pines back to the lakes. There are plenty of spots to camp for a night or two if you bring a tent. We drive this trail to get to the lakes and go fishing. It sees increased use in the fall closer to hunting season.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

It is a great, easy hike along a relatively flat surface compared to the other hikes in the area.

off road driving
Friday, October 03, 2014

This was ATV Trip #2. Approximately 40 miles RT. This was the most difficult and technical ride of the 3 days of ATV riding. Trails 028 (Penrose Park Trail) to Penrose park and trail 086 (Stockwell Trail) to trail 521 were the most technical sections of the track and are meant for experienced riders.

Beautiful country, beautiful views, many river crossings. We started off from Little Goose Campground where we had a our basecamp set up at. We headed from Little Goose Campground on 314 to 521. Followed 521 to 028 (Penrose Park Trail). We followed this to Penrose Park. From Penrose Park we followed trail 112 to trail 086 (Stockwell Trail) back to trail 521, 314, and then back at basecamp.

walking
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Me and my lady friend hiked near this trail on August, 7th 2011.(as we could not find trail head and we had limited time)So, we hiked the Fetterman Massacre trail, that runs paralell to the old Bozeman Trail...and Interstate 90..
We flew to Den on Fri and then drove to Sheridan on Saturday, stopping to see the original "Ruts" of the Oregon Trail(near Guernsey). We then drove into the night to Sheridan. We stayed 4 nights there and Sunday we drove into Montana to the Little Big Horn Battlefield(we arrived late and a beautiful lightning storm had just passed by)..My friend had never been there before(actually the whole outdoor thing was new to her and I loved showing her nature and history.) . I have been there about 6 times.
We then drove Tuesday to Laramie...stopping at Independence Rock(where the Oregon trail travelers would stop and carve their names on this very large boulder..near Casper...very interesting.)
But, the biggest thing was the wonderful weather in Wyoming and Montana( and the magical electrical storms over the mountains at night).WE stayed in Laramie and the next morning drove into Denver.
A great trip and great vibes and..."oh the weather"....wish I could have brought it back to Houston on Wednesday...Thankyou..Ron R..and Rhonda..T..

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