DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,299 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

off road driving

trail running

lake

river

views

wildlife

muddy

rocky

off road driving
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Great trail up to East Tensleep Lake. This trail gets moderate use mostly in the form of ATV/UTV and OHV use. The trail has several rocky sections in the beginning that can be navigated with a truck or higher clearance car. Once you get to the turn where the trail changes from a general NE direction to the NNW up to the lake, a high clearance vehicle with 4 wheel drive is going to be a must. There are several steep rocky inclines that must be navigated, as well as several mud holes and a creek crossing. Once up and on the top its a nice drive in the tall pines back to the lakes. There are plenty of spots to camp for a night or two if you bring a tent. We drive this trail to get to the lakes and go fishing. It sees increased use in the fall closer to hunting season.