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Bucking Mule Falls is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lovell, Wyoming that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 433 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

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Running

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

The road to the trailhead can be difficult for 2WD vehicles.

Take 133 to FS road 14.

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Reviews (44)
Photos (62)
Recordings (27)
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Jamie Cook
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Brent Miller
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HikingGreat!

Always a great hike. A great hike on a hot summer day with a great view at the end.

JC M.
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David Cozzens
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Beautiful day. Five miles out and back. Most of the trail is through old growth trees, with occasional clearings and wild flowers. Definitely worth the hike...amazing views at overlook

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Nick Mihal
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Hiking

A fairly easy to moderate hike with some incredible views. The round trip from trailhead to lookout is closer to 5 miles round trip. There are also several other trails to choose from along this route if you have more time. The path was in great shape, easy to follow, and had some great photo ops along the way.

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Natika M.
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Do not follow Alltrails directions to the trailhead. Take 133 to FS road 14. Beautiful hike with 2-4 foot wide path all the way to the Vista. Cross over a small bridge at the lowest point of the trail. Was replaced in 2019. Trail is pretty clear other than a few blown down mature trees.

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Jordan Webber
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Hiking

Beautiful hike, stunning view, though the route as presented on my Garmin didn't align with the trail, follow the signs should you encounter a similar issue.

Wesley Pruett
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Hiking

I just went to the overlook which is 2.6 miles from the trailhead. the trail is clear with a smooth tread. most of the time you are in the trees (shaded) but there are nice views along the way. I didn't see anyone along the way.

Tiffany Garrison
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Hiking

I would consider this hike easy until you get to the end. It’s not difficult at that point, but it is high and close to the edge to get a good view of the falls.

Sierra Kaufman
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Hiking

You have to take Forest Road 13 and then turn left on to Forest Road 133 and then another left on the Forest Road 14, it’s 7 miles from the last left you take. Its a trail that allows horse traffic so be prepared to run into riders and some horse droppings. I thought the trail was a very easy hike and the views at the look out are absolutely breathtaking. It has to be one of my favorite hikes in the Bighorns.

adan sockey
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Hiking

nice trail well marked went in an AW drive car. roads aren't well marked but if you have common sense its not hard to find.

John M.
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Hiking

Great trail, it is closer to 2.6 miles rather then the 2 miles on the sign at beginning of trail. Make sure you download the map for use as there is no phone reception at the start. Was able to see elk on the ridge to the north of the falls

J N.
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Hiking

Trail is well cleared but not well marked. There's many well worn side trails, with no signs or markers in sight of which is correct trail, that can easily get you off track. Pleasant hike with gradual inclines through forest. Lots of horse droppings on trail to avoid. Stunning vista view and cross-canyon view of falls at end. Saw a couple of elk and many deer on hike out.

John Colton
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Hiking

Fairly easy trail it took me and my four year old around a hour and a half to make it from the overlook back to the truck. Good way to kill a day

myle loren
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Hiking

got lost as fuck, don’t go unless you have a 4-wheel drive car.. there is barely any signs you’re going the right way.. walked mostly in muddy trails but saw a moose which was the highlight, we meant to go to porcupine falls but ended up going here 5 miles later... i don’t recommend if you’re not prepared and you absolutely have no fucking idea about directions or how to hike.. really sketchy and hard to stay on track

Steve Kinney
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It was a good hike. There was snow and I lost the trail. Eventually crossed a road and down a hill to Bucking Mule Creek. After realizing my mistake, I had to hurry to get to the overlook and back to the parking lot. I saw deer and elk on this walk.

Joel Barna
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A nice walk, even for flatlanders.

Steve Chabak
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Hiking

About 5 miles round trip from the TH to the Overlook. You do have the option to extend this into a longer hike (I think it's 14.5 miles one way). There is a trail sign with mileage just before the overlook area. Easy hike with great view of Bucking Mule Falls / Devil's Canyon area. Don't forget Porcupine Falls while your in the area !

Liz F.
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Great hike! View from the top is great even though you don't get very close to the falls.

Ben Goodlad
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It is a great, easy hike along a relatively flat surface compared to the other hikes in the area.

Jeff Hartman
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Great, easy out and about. Well-marked and straightforward. Amazing views of the falls and the canyon to the west.

Edie H.
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Melissa Hill
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Jonathan Honefenger
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Joseph Stanfill
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Kayla Grammer
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Kayla Grammer
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Melanie D.
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Z. Zhang
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Nathan Thompson
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