Best trails in Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming

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Looking for a great trail in Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming? AllTrails has 45 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 24 moderate trails in Shoshone National Forest ranging from 3.9 to 22.4 miles and from 4,576 to 10,436 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Popo Agie Falls Trail
Shoshone National Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Beautiful and easy. 1.5 miles from Bruce's Parking Area, Shoshone National Forest, about 6-8 miles outside Lander, Wyoming. 600' elevation gain to waterfall on Middle Fork of Popo Agie River. Trail said to continue onward, to Continental Divide.Show more
#2 - Gannett Peak - Wyoming Highpoint
Shoshone National Forest
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Length: 48.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
#3 - Silas Lakes Trail
Shoshone National Forest
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
#4 - Beauty Lake Trail
Shoshone National Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
This is a nice and easy trail that starts up at the top of the Beartooth Pass so you even get nice views on the drive to the trail itself. The trail starts at a campground and follows around a lake. It does cross a stream where you have to rock hop across - just a warning you might get your feet wet! Hiking poles help greatly, especially with a pack on, and you'll probably want to bring an extra change of socks. After the stream crossing you then head up into a meadow. About 2/3 of the way to Beauty Lake you see a river to your right, with a cool waterfall coming down some rock cliffs on the other side. After a while, you come up to a fork in the path and you have to decide whether you want to go to Beauty Lake or Becker Lake. Once you are close to the lake, you will descend quite a ways to get to the lake shore. The views from the shore make it all worth it. Walking back up the trail to the meadow is the most difficult part of the hike.Show more
#5 - Bridal Veil Falls
Shoshone National Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Bridal Veil Falls trail follows the Morrison Jeep Road for about a mile before turning right/North up an old two track (blocked by rocks now). The hike itself is fairly easy until the last stretch where you ford Bridal Veil Creek and the trail makes a short but steep ascent up to the falls. The trail comes to a stop below the falls but you can usually carefully make it up to the base of the falls.Show more
#6 - Stough Creek Basin Trail
Shoshone National Forest
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Length: 14.8 mi • Est. 6 h 58 m
SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURE: Roads leading to this trailhead are subject to seasonal closure. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/shoshone/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5175892Show more
#7 - Jade Lakes
Shoshone National Forest
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
#8 - Becker Lake
Shoshone National Forest
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
Starting from Island Lake THD, you'll head west along Island and Night Lakes but must first cross a significant ford on the first 1/8 mile (knee high in early July). It can be quite buggy/muddy in this first section. As you break into the open just past Night Lake, you should see several smaller ponds/lakes to the East along with some seasonal cascades/falls. The junction with the Becker Lake trail isn't marked (it is marked further down by Beauty Lake which is a much more difficult/seemingly abandoned approach). The Becker/Albino junction is fairly clear just be looking to the east for a trail traveling between two ponds. If you start a steep descent, you've gone too far and are heading to Beauty Lake. As you make your way north, you should meet up with a significant but unnamed lake divided by the trail (rock hopping to get across). There is a pretty waterfall to view if you head west for a spur trail around the western section of the unnamed lake. After the rock hopping, the trail continues north up a gradual section to reach Becker Lake. To reach Albino Lake, stay on the northbound trail past Becker and up another gradual section for great views of Albino Lake & Lonesome Mountain.Show more
#9 - Island and Night Lakes
Shoshone National Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
#10 - Bonneville Pass Via Du Noir Trail
Shoshone National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
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