Gardner Lake Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cody, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
590 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
2 months ago

Went to Gardner Lake as part of the Beartooth Recreation Loop. The terrain is very stark — very windy and cold (37*) on 8/23/2018. Amazing country so high in the mountains, unlike anyplace else I’ve been. Worth the trip but be prepared for the temps and the long slog back up.

hiking
8 months ago

Me and my Dad did this trail when we visited the area a few years ago. Very beautiful and worth the time.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Just went down to Gardner lake. Great fishing! Just little guys but very catchable!

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Absolutely incredible views! Highly recommend!

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Almost a five star hike, but trail was hard to follow because of recent snowfall. Beautiful iced over lake. We made it as close as we could! The tundra was flowering and beautiful as usual.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago