Emma Matilda Lake Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Emma Matilda Lake Trail is a 11.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moran, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until September.

11.2 miles
954 feet



nature trips





wild flowers


no dogs

8 months ago

Beautiful views along the North rim. Be sure to travel with the lake on your left for stunning views of the Tetons with wild flowers littering the trail. Woodsy areas are very buggy, definitely bring bug spray. Great experience, highly recommend! We started at the trailhead off Wilderness Access Road and forgot to turn the tracker off when we drove out which is why the end point goes beyond the start point.

8 months ago

Decided to do this trail including the North and South side of the lake. Not a great hike for views of what appears to be a beautiful lake. We came in from the Pacific Creek Road marker and started with the North side of the lake. Overall this had better views but those were limited. After about 6 miles and now on the South Trail we had lunch at the overlook. Nice views.

South Trail in my opinion was a total waste. Only 1 spot to take pictures of the lake. The rest was a hike in heavily wooded area.

The area is heavy with mosquito's so check with the locals as to the time they are in.

Positive: The trail is fairly easy to navigate and the park service is doing a great job on tree removal. Moderate is a fair rating for the trail as far as elevation change and length.

If there were more views and access to the lake it would be a great day hike.

Monday, August 06, 2012

We did this after the Two Ocean lake loop. It was a terrible hike. Boring, flat. No views and not well cleared. Two Ocean trail was great. Start there and do just that loop or double back after you reach the top.

5 months ago

horseback riding
Monday, March 14, 2016