Five Pockets Via Horse Creek Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Five Pockets Via Horse Creek Trail is a 22 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dubois, Wyoming that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
22.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,913 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

hiking
2 days ago

This is a beautiful area with a great deal of potential. Due to inaccuracies in the route provided by AllTrails and the very poor trail maintenance, I would discourage anyone from attempting this trail without map and compass or GPS. At 2.35 miles, where the trail leaves the road on the left, there was no marking or sign of any kind: I did build a small cairn. From that point on, there are numerous trees down across the trail and in many places the trail is completely overgrown. It is not too difficult to generally stay on the trail, but don't expect tree blazes or signs of any kind. Above all, once leaving the road, do not expect the route on AllTrails to correspond with an actual trail. By viewing the AllTrails map with the satellite layer it is easy to see that the route deviates from the actual trail at times by more than 200 yards.

11 months ago

I followed the directions to the trailhead from this app. It takes you to a small parking area with a dirt road leading from it. No trail sign at all except for a real small one in the corner of the bulletin board mentioning Fall River. We walked up the dirt road for about a mile and it splits into two dirt roads. We took the right one as that lined up with the trail map in this app. It goes for a total of 3 miles from the parking lot and then dead ends. Maybe we should have went left at the fork. Only thing we saw was a bunch of cows close to the road.

backpacking
Friday, June 02, 2017

We hiked this trail in 2006. In 3 nights of backpacking and internal day hikes, we never saw another hiker, nor tracks of human hikers. Plenty of bear tracks however! What a wild and beautiful place. Bring bear spray and hang your food and cooking gear high and away from your camp. Marvelous.

camping
Friday, June 05, 2015