Explore the most popular views 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.

26 days ago

Good trip

Absolutely relaxation. Beautiful walk

2 months ago

Love this trail! Did it last summer with my father as a bonding trip. We ended up running into a bull moose right before misty moon lake. And the next morning we woke up to a moose swimming! The views are wonderful along with the other people if you happen to run into any. :)

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

backpacking
3 months ago

Nice hiking

Good memories.
Easy.

Great drive through the mountains. Was driving to Custer's Cemetery/monument Many hikes in the area.

I did this back in August with a group of friends. Cloud Peak does not disappoint! We took 3 days to hike in, summit, and hike out and it felt comfortable. Easy to lose the trail at times due to miles of boulder - hopping when you make the summit push. Gorgeous wildflowers, amazing views! Listen to the weather though, you won't want to be up there when a storm blows through. It does have a narrow section that's not for the faint of heart!

Really hard trail but the views are worth it!

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

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome view over the edge at the summit

backpacking
8 months ago

Backpacked to this lake and camped before heading to do Cloud Peak the next day. Beautiful lake with lots of trees. We saw several moose both days we were there!

hiking
8 months ago

Definitely challenging. The amount of boulder fields makes it slow going, so start early! The views on the way up are breathtaking. We didn't quite summit because of our later start, so I can only imagine that the view at the top is well worth it. We will definitely be giving this one another try!

Views were amazing! Should have brought fishing gear, maybe next time. Saw a moose and lots of birds. Everyone was exhausted at the end - no complaints though, well worth the effort!

hiking
8 months ago

The hike itself wasn't anything spectacular, although it was very smokey when I visited (I heard on a clear day you can see out to the Tetons!). However, the Medicine Wheel itself is very interesting. Would recommend.

Amazing views!

My favorite place in the Big Horn Mountains

hiking
9 months ago

It's a little steep but my four year old loved it and walked the whole way

backpacking
9 months ago

Took us 3 hours to reach Lost Twin Lakes (2 fit adults, only a few short breaks) And 2 hr 15 minutes to get back. My GPS said 6.25 miles from trailhead to the top. We passed maybe 4 other groups while hiking. Beautiful hike! A few challenging parts. Mostly at the very end. Bring bug spray! Lots of mosquitoes.

walking
9 months ago

Great trail and improved since I was last there.

My 2&1/2 year olds first hike and he loved it!

hiking
9 months ago

Definitely challenging, but I can't begin to recommend enough!

A great lil' hike!!!

hiking
9 months ago

The trail to Misty Moon Lake is very busy. We got up there by noon and I'm glad we did, finding good camping looked hard to find for others who came later in the day. The hike up the peak was a good one. Hard to find the cairn markers are difficult to find some times. The weather remained unpredictable most of the time with clear weather, rain and at the higher points snow. My advice is don't follow any weather forecast; just climb the mountain and see what happens. Awesome hike, great boulder fields, and beautiful views.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike. short and steep. took our dogs here and they loved it.

hiking
10 months ago

Short, steep out and back. Take your time and a swim suit. The view is spectacular. There is a short spur which runs from the lot to an outcropping/overlook where you can look down into the canyon and the water pool but be careful. Head on down to Bucking Mule Falls (3-miles down the gravel forestry road) and keep an eye out for moose !

Short hike which is good because the climb out is tough. A lot of maintenance done putting in stairs which help but it's still a climb. Definitely worth it!

Amazing hike to Lost Twin Lakes! We packed in and stayed the night lakeside after a moderate day of hiking. Mirror Lake continued to allude us both ways, not an obvious stop on the trail. Overall a great overnight one day backpack, but be sure to bring bug spray the mosquitoes were bad at the beginning of July!

hiking
10 months ago

We did this hike in a day. We were on the trail at 5:15am and finished around 9:30pm. The views were spectacular. We went the weekend of July fourth and we ran into about ten different tent sites, five groups summiting and about three groups walking the "flat" part. This trail is one of the most traveled travels in the Bighorns!!

The scramble was a great scramble it took us about 4.5 hours, and it was hard. The carin guided trail was basically impossible to find, which made it harder and added time to our summit. There was also snow on the way to the summit making it a touch more difficult and hairy at times (I would recommend going later in the season). We also ran out of water, but filtered some in the creek near by (I ran out of 2 liters and filled up another liter for the hike back). On our way there and back we ran into multiple moose with their young, make sure to take a detour around!!

Overall, this was a spectacular hike. However, I would not recommend doing it in a day-unless you are a well seasoned hiker!! Plus camping at the lakes look more than amazing!

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