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Bailey Lake Trail

EASY 13 reviews

Bailey Lake Trail is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alpine, Wyoming that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,184 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Alpine: Travel southeast on Greys River Road #10138 to Little Greys River Road #10124. Go north and east on Little Greys River Road #10124 about 14 1/2 miles to a cattle guard on the north side of McCain Meadows. Turn left into the parking area after crossing cattle guard. Watch for sign identifying trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. To the far side of the lake, where all the camping spots are, it’s more like 5.5 miles. Far side of the lake has a bunch of leaches but the side of the lake by the rope swing it’s clear and great. Rope swing holds up well and is safe. Wild huckleberries and okay fishing middle of August makes for a great trip. Highly Recommend.

hiking
6 months ago

We went the weekend of the 24th of July. Great hike. Pretty good shade cover for the majority. First part of the trail is just a steady increase in elevation and then it gets more challenging as you get closer to the lake. There was a family reunion and there were lots of people this weekend so it was hard to find a place to set up camp so be aware of that. Saw some deer and some traces of elk. The lake was a very good temperature and we even were able to play in it until after dark and we didn’t get cold. As you’re hiking around the lake the trail goes right through a mud hole so watch for it (maybe bring sandals or something similar to hike through the mud). Want to come back a different weekend when there’s less people.

hiking
6 months ago

Took horses on this trail. Very easy even if you’re hiking. Beautiful scenery and great fishing. Camped in the far side of the lake. Wildlife is very active. Saw 2 Bald Eagles, A Great Grey Owl, Beavers, a lot of deer, and an Elk.

hiking
Fri Sep 14 2018

Not a soul on the trail. Very peaceful bubbling brook, meandering creek. Lake super pretty. Did not see (make it) to the camp site, turned around at 5 miles. Fall in Wyoming cannot be beat!

fishing
Mon Jun 12 2017

Backpacked in and spent the night on the far side of the lake. Great fishing. Was with 3 others and caught a collective 20+ nice sized cutthroat and one Brooke trout. Nice rope swing if you are the adventurous type! Trail was rather rough due to horses using the trail when it was wet. Overall an enjoyable trip.

hiking
Wed Aug 17 2016

Great trail in August well marked.

hiking
Wed Jun 24 2015

Backpacked in to Bailey Lake and camped for two nights. Trail head is found by traveling from Alpine WY up the Greys River Road to the Little Greys turn off. Travel to McCain Meadow and then to the trail head which is just prior to waterdog lake where the road ends. Saw deer, moose (early am, and during the night), eagle, osprey, ducks and ducklings, muskrat, and many wild flowers. Caught fish for lunch which always beats packed in foods!

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