Alpine North Loop is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Alpine, Wyoming that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and camping.

Length2.6 miElevation gain797 ftRoute typeLoop
CampingHikingrunningForestViewsWildlifeNo dogs
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Note: Users report that this trail is better done as an out and back. As a loop, hikers will have to scramble on steep slopes. The trail (on the counter clockwise side) is difficult to navigate, hard to find, and made of loose rock. If looking for an out and back trail, AllTrails has it here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/wyoming/alpine-north-trail Dogs are not recommended on this trail as mapped, due to the steep slope with loose rocks.

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Jordan Elleby
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HikingOff trailPrivate propertyRocky

To Humans: virtually no trail maintenance, loose gravel - trekking poles are mandatory... but breathtaking views of Alpine and the lake! To K9 Hikers: unless you are a perfectly well behaved Billy Goat that doesn't ever pull even the slightest - do not let your humans bring you along on this deathtrap. Steep slopes with extremely loose gravel mean you will be catching them when they fall... and potentially dragging them down the slope face of the mountain to be stopped by a tree a hundred feet below. This trek is certainly one that a four legs would be handy on... so do your humans a huge favor and pick a hike that won't end in you and your favorite people in a hospital... the view is not worth the risk... on top of that the trail is super hard to find on the right side of the peak and you'll be bushwhacking through hundreds of feet of tick infested brush. Lastly... 15 gun shots nearby in October made for my yellow lab to be more than a bit on edge. conclusion: fantastic trail for humans with trekking poles: it's hard, not moderate loose gravel on 45° slopes is not a moderate trail. we've backpacked and section hiked... the rating is wrong... but with a dog on leash it's downright dangerous... not just brutal.

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Gabriele Saure
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Hiking

Trail has lots of fallen trees. Somewhat impassable. We turned around and explored the country road.

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Jodi Stammer
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HikingOff trailOver grownPrivate propertyRockyScramble

I don’t recommend doing this as a loop. 1) As others have said, it’s very steep and hard to find the trail (counterclockwise route) so basically, you’re eroding the hill as you scramble up. 2) You have to go through the 4H camp to do the loop and they have no trespassing signs up. An out and back (starting clockwise of what the loop shows) would be more enjoyable and it’s a beautiful hike, ending in awesome views. Another warning - to get to the start of the trail, you take a road and someone has apparently cut down several trees to block the road close to the trail. Not sure what that’s all about. Lastly ... on that road, there’s a few turns that could throw you off, so make sure you have the map downloaded. We didn’t have cell service there (AT&T) so we’re glad we had downloaded it in advance!

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Ryan Rhodes
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Hiking

Trail was a little rough but fun

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Federica Bogani
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HikingBugsOver grownRockyScramble

The trail is beautiful, however is REALLY steep and rocky on the way up counterclockwise. It is also exposed to the sun, so I would recommend doing it early in the morning on a hot day. suggest to go up counterclockwise because coming down the steep, rocky section would seem pretty difficult. Wish I had my poles. It’s also very overgrown and difficult to find at the bottom, before you start climbing. Mosquitos are bad so make sure you bring bug spray.

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Bre Donohoe
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HikingBugsOff trailOver grown

Okay trail. However very hard to follow, very overgrown. Mosquitos are awful! 8/5/2020

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Ben Keefe
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

An amazing little mountain trail. I ran it and it got difficult about pretty early. I ran counterclockwise and it’s a pretty tough grade in a few spots. Pretty overgrown on the low parts but you can manage. Lots of water in the forest so lots of mosquitoes this time of year. My dog ran with me. Views are killer.

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Jeremy Scholz
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Lydia Polson
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Hiking

Beautiful hike!! Pretty steep at first, but the view at the top is worth it! We got lost on our way back down, so we had to kind of figure it out on our own. If I did it again, I’d probably go back down the same way we came up.

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Lauren Hefferon
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Snowshoeing
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Nadia Ivanova
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Hiking
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Trevor Lambson
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Hiking
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Garrett Yarmowich
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Hiking
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Todd Holsman
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Hiking
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John Wagner
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Hiking
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Rob Macdonald
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Matt Delaney
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