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.

Length4.3 miElevation gain433 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingrunningForestViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlife
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Getting There

The road to the trailhead can be difficult for 2WD vehicles. Additionally, this trail is located in Big Horn (a community and census designated place in Wyoming.)

Take 133 to FS road 14.

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Karl Grant
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Cool hike, trails were clean and you could see forever at the lookouts.

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David Cozzens
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Allie Geier
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Nature tripsGreat!

The view at the end is SPECTACULAR. Beautiful canyon and the falls were amazing. Not much to look at during the rest of the hike, however.

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Tami Tami Petersen
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Shawn Sanford
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Nice trail majority of it in the shade with the elevation gains and drops mostly for minimal stretches. Watch out for horse shit!

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Douglas Wheeler
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Absolutely fantastic! Don’t believe the 2 mile distance at the trail head, it’s probably straight line distance. It was 2.6 miles to the lookout. For most of the hike you’re not going to see much, however, the best is always to come! And I really mean that with this hike! Tip, pack a lunch and take a beer or wine and enjoy! However, it is a little scary with kids at the end (500 feet drop) at least. Also, don’t pay much attention to my recording because I had to do an extra mile or so due to my son leaving his backpack!

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Jeff Ward
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Majestic views at the end of an easy trail. Much of the distance is spent on the forest, where we saw decent numbers of high elevation bird species including Canada Jay and Mountain Chickadee. There are a couple of potentially confusing intersections, but just stop and look for the subtle arrows - one was carved into a fallen log. The trail continues past the overlook without any marker, so make sure to stop when you see rocky cliffs behind a wood fence on your left. There was no problem completing this trail with a baby strapped to my chest.

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W B
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5 miles in and out. Mostly through forest with some short open areas. The view of the falls from the overlook is magnificent.

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Emily Bybee
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful views at the end, I was blown away! And the trail was easy to find and not too difficult. I would do this again in a heartbeat! I only saw two other people on my way out.

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Jamie Cook
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Brent Miller
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Always a great hike. A great hike on a hot summer day with a great view at the end.

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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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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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Jordan Webber
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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.

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Wesley Pruett
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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.

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Tiffany Garrison
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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.

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Sierra Kaufman
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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.

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adan sockey
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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.

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John Colton
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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

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myle loren
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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

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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.

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Joel Barna
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A nice walk, even for flatlanders.

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Steve Chabak
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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 !

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tracy Perdue
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Karen TM
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Douglas Wheeler
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W B
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