Bridle Trail

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Bridle Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Casper, Wyoming that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1017 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

views

waterfall

snow

1 day ago

The Bridle Trail is a gem in Casper! A great afternoon/ early evening hike for late Spring or Summertime. Don’t hike this one in the winter, it’s not the most friendly during the snowy months. Early spring leaves you with a lot of mud and some parts of the trail a bit treacherous, but when the timing is right this hike is a fun run or walk.

hiking
2 months ago

This review would probably be a lot different if we hadn't attempted to hike this trail at the end of January with snow still on the trail. We had intended to just see the falls but the signage lacks understanding so we headed the wrong way. The first hill was 20% grade and covered in ice. We were nervous turning back when we realized we had gone the wrong way and made a poor assumption that we had seen the worst of it. The trail continued to be poorly marked (no signage at all, the only hints to a trail being the occasional dry space that was worn or footprints in the snow) and due to blowing snow and deep drifts was impossible to follow. The only signs on the trail at forks just indicate how far you are from the next point without any arrows or directions on which way to go. Having myself nearly slide off the mountain due to the ice packed snow, I would highly suggest avoiding this trail when there is still a solid snowpack, or be appropriately prepared for (hiking boots just wouldn't cut it)

4 months ago

I love this trail! The brow is gorgeous. Good balance of steep and flat traversing. Well traveled so good for kids.

hiking
8 months ago

it was challenging at first. I got into the swing of things and we had so much fun. Let's go again!!!

8 months ago

Fantastic views and good trail! Easy access and quick to get to from town!

8 months ago

Great trail. Nice incline... sweet cliff near the top... respectable waterfall. Short and sweet. Longest route only takes about two hours, but the incline in steep enough that you'll feel it afterwards.

hiking
8 months ago

there really wasn't any path at all because of the wash out.. not to mention snakes. not a fan. I used to hike the path alone but after that I would definitely take a furry buddy with me.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike! Was the hardest thing I've ever done. Would love more markers so you know you're on the right trail. Did this with my mom and four kids 11, 10, 8 & 5. My kids were rockstars!

9 months ago

I love hiking/running this on a regular basis!

10 months ago

Pretty awesome!

10 months ago

Perfect break from a long drive through Wyoming.

hiking
10 months ago

Fun little day hike

snowshoeing
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Absolutely love this trail! Beautiful in all seasons.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

This is NOT moderate. Whose imagination of moderate? Beautiful and awesome but CHALLENGING . At least in late feb

hiking
Monday, January 23, 2017

Well kept trail. Hiked today with snow and some ice in just hiking boots but wasn't too bad. Trail is generally wide enough to keep steady even in bad weather.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Good and close

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Hike this trail 4 to 5 times a week. Great exercise with great views

hiking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised with this trail. There was a nice variety of scenery and the trail is well kept. Will definitely return on next trip to Casper.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Very nice local trail !!

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Great trail. Fun for everyone

hiking
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I love this trail. It's so nice, and it's not too difficult once you get past that first uphill. My mom and aunts are 50 and in low to moderate shape and they did this whole hike. It's just a really really nice hike & I love it. I would totally run this.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Beautiful and challenging. over all a great trail

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

Beautiful views when you follow the loop to Split Rock.

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

I was with my dogs and 2 kids. It's a very steep trail, although not long, if you take the smaller loop.

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

This is a fun waterfall to see in all seasons. In the spring, you can walk right right up (on the rocks) and touch the falls.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Actually the same as the Bridal Trail !!

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Close to home !! Great trail !!

hiking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Beautiful!

hiking
Sunday, May 31, 2015

I've hiked Bridle Trail during the last 12 summers. It's my training hike for bigger trips elsewhere. I've seen increased usage and it is affecting the width and sandiness of the trail. If you use it, please stay on the designated trails, don't cut the switchbacks. Erosion is huge here in the west because grass doesn't grow easily. Thanks!

hiking
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Great trail. The loop takes you almost to the top of the mountain and has great views on the east side. Total distance I traveled with a couple of extra treks was 6.7 miles. I think the loop by its self is 5.1 miles. Walking up to the falls is ok but only takes a couple of min to get to. The trails are in great shape just wish they where marked a tad better. Would do again if I was in the area.

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