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

hiking
1 month ago

took my children into dads lake and out in one day. It was a very well maintained trail that was easy to walk with the kids. Beautiful views the entire way in and out.

camping
8 months ago

So many good views. The trail is easy to follow and not obscured. Moderate and gentle inclines/declines. You pass a good amount of water so if you can treat it, you don't need to pack it in. Plenty of places for camping.

We hiked about 8 or 9 miles in and we camped beside Square Top Mountain. the views were incredible! the mosquitos were horrible, and resistant to every kind of bug spray! If I hike this again, I will pack a few citronella candles, they would be worth the added weight. The beginning of the trail is tricky to locate, we thought it followed the lake edge at the beginning, there is a trail there, but it quickly turns into mountaineering on a briar covered cliff face. When you get to the lakes edge, before the woods starts and a small creek is flowing downhill, look up to the right. The trail is a hundred or so yards uphill and where it enters the woods. On our way out, we stopped a couple groups from repeating our mistake.

hiking
10 months ago

It was an adventure! Cool beautiful beaver damn/lake. Hike was good for as far as we got - a skunk chased us, tail in the air, rear end facing us. We ran like hell! I think the skunk was protecting it's young. We waited a while and tried passing again but the skunk came after us again. We left!

AWESOME

We only hiked the first two miles of this trail. The high water in the lake prevented going further. We only planned on doing the first three miles anyway. Road to trailhead washed out about a quarter mile from the start, we had to park back at the Half Moon Lodge. Moderate hike for the first two miles, but very scenic.

backpacking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Hiked this trail all the way to the junction with the Higline trail as part of a multi-day backpack trip.

backpacking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Relatively east trail to a nice area with lots of lake options

backpacking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Hike up this trails is amazing. The view of Squaretop Mountain in the distance near both Green River Lakes and along the beautiful Green River is amazing.I Hiked from the trail-head to the Vista Pass junction this year as part of the Wind River High Route between Green River Lakes and Big Sandy Openings. Hike From Summit Lake to the trail-head on a Big Sandy Openings hike to Green River Lakes year ago.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Good time, cool retain compared to the NOLA

hiking
Friday, December 26, 2014

This is a great hike. I spent all day hiking around the area. The country gets really rugged and more beautiful the deeper you go. There are some really great spots for overnight hikes along the way. A favorite area of mine.

camping
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Started at New Fork lake and went up through Palmer Canyon. So many beautiful waterfalls coming down the granite cliffs! Definitely won't be my last trip to the winds!

hiking
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Its been so many years since I hiked this trail I don't remember much except it follows a river

hiking
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Easy well maintained trail to a nice lake with great views

backpacking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Good trail to a beautiful lake with amazing views. Went past the end of the trail along the side of the Lake. Wished I could have gone into the upper basin above the lake. Be sure to take a side trail to a saddle a little below the lake for a great view of Haystack and Temple peaks.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hiked this at the end of a multi-day trip with a base camp on Big Sandy Lake. Maps didn't show a trail but because of such high use found a trail about 2/3 of the way to the lake coming up the ridge near the river drainage from the lake. Small beautiful lake that is less heavily used than Big Sandy

backpacking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hiked this as part of an extended trip from Big Sandy Lake and made the Temple Lake part of a loop. Between Clear Lake and Deep Lake the trail goes over granite with multiple rock cairns marking several paths but it doesn't matter because its above timberline and you just follow the stream or granite up to the lake. Coming down between Rapid Lake and Big Sandy again because of multiple trails we lost the correct trail and camp down an extremely steep trail that wasn't the correct trail so be careful picking your way. The Forest service doesn't maintain the trail from Temple-Miller-Rapid-Big Sandy lake trail. The trail does not appear on some maps but does appear on Topo Maps.

backpacking
Monday, August 19, 2013

Nice trail that I used on the return from Big Sandy Lake. Passed V Lake, Diamond Lake and Meeks lake. Beautiful meadows and trees around all lakes with view of the mountains in the distance.

Hiked down this trail from Summit Lake on the thru-hike in 1990. The river is extraordinarily green and can see why its called the Green River.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I combined this trail along with the old High-line trail now the Continental Divide trail for a long loop out from the Boulder Creek Trail-head.

camping
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hiked this with my 11-year-old son in early June. The trail was well maintained and mostly clear, although with some deadfalls along the way. Clear Creek was over its banks through the marshy part about 2 miles in (just past the Clear Creek Trail junction) and required an off-trail diversion to cross a side channel over a fallen log. We only hiked about 3 1/2 miles in and camped on the north shore of Upper Green River Lake. Absolutely beautiful country and minimal traffic on the trail. Nightfall found us completely alone to enjoy the sunset on Squaretop Mountain. Looking forward to returning next year and pushing further up the valley.

backpacking
Friday, May 31, 2013

Covered this trail early in the season on the way to Cook Lakes back in 1981 . Because of high water just past Pole Creek Lake we didn't dare cross Pole Creek. While we were deciding a couple of horses crossed and the water was up past their bellies. That decided it for us so we followed the river for about a mile before we could cross and continue to Cook Lakes.

backpacking
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

This is an amazing loop passing many beautiful lakes with great view of the mountains along the continental divide. Take your time and spent 5 days. Be sure to stop at the Big Drop slide near the Freemont river crossing

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I did this as part of my NOLS course in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. It was awesome!!

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Did it as part of my NOLS course in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. It was awesome!!

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I did part of this trail on my NOLS course last summer!! It was awesome, and had lots of beautiful scenery.

backpacking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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