Wild Bill Lake Loop

EASY 10 reviews
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Wild Bill Lake Loop is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Red Lodge, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and fishing and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

This is a great hike for families with young children or for elderly folks who want to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Not only are their beautiful views, but the trail is quite short and very well maintained. This is a great hike for families with young children or for elderly folks who want to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Not only are their beautiful views, but the trail is quite short and very well maintained.

5 days ago

nature trips
26 days ago

Nice walk around the lake with scenic views. Great place to picnic with the fam. Kids had fun. It is very busy on the weekends.

The loop was short but kids had a blast. It's beautiful. If you're looking for a short adventure this is the place.

4 months ago

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

To short

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The trail was very crowded. I would not choose to go back to this spot.

hiking
Friday, June 26, 2015

Busy trail- really easy, not much of a hike, just an easy walk around the lake.

hiking
Thursday, July 11, 2013

This is not a trail you want to do during the summer if you are looking for peace and serenity. Great family trail and fishing with the kids. Numerous wild flowers and overall very pretty. Just too crowded.

hiking
Saturday, March 09, 2013

Even though I been to Red Lodge several times over the years because my parents have a summer home just down the road from Wild Bill Lake, I only bothered to visit this place once. I've been on plenty of other short hikes that possessed a rewarding element about the area, but Wild Bill Lake failed do much for me, or my husband. Perhaps, for a hiking destination, we seek out something that doesn't just feel like a typical stroll in a city park. Yes, it was pretty out there, but I wouldn't recommend going too far out of your way. Although, if you are in Red Lodge for other reasons and want a brief outing, then Wild Bill Lake would be a pleasant diversion.

hiking
Friday, December 14, 2012

My wife and I (along with some family and friends) hiked this trail in mid-April. There was a fresh coat of fallen snow, but the trail was very well maintained. Very close to Red Lodge, this short, but beautiful trail would provide a nice after-dinner walk. If you're looking for a long, challenging, and adventurous hike, I would suggest passing this trail up.