Cook Lake Trail is a 23.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pinedale, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, fly fishing, and horses and is best used from July until September. Horses are also able to use this trail.
The Trail to Cook begins at the Eklhart Trailhead. Take the Pole Creek Trail for 8.7 miles to the Junction of the Highline Trail. This trail climbs to 10,480 feet before descending 690 feet when the trail ends at the Highline Trail. Then take the Highline Trail 1.3 miles to the junction with the Cook Lakes Trail. Cook Lakes are approximately 1.2 miles and 530 feet in elevatoin after the junction.
Beautiful lakes with Golden Trout. Pole creek crossing can be difficult in high water. Didn't take the chance and followed the river to the lakes. It was a an exhausting couple of miles.