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Laramie Peak is a 9.9 mile out and back trail located near Garrett, Wyoming that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.9 mi Elevation gain 2,732 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Forest

Views

Wildlife

Waypoints (1)
  • 1

    Friend Falls

    42.26999, -105.46375

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Reviews (53)
Photos (48)
Recordings (25)
Completed (86)
Emily Bybee
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HikingBugsRocky

Nice challenging hike! Trail head is easy to find after a long drive on gravel roads. Very well maintained trail. No mosquitoes but lots of flies. We only saw one other person. Very secluded area. Shaded on the way up, warmer and more sun on the way down. Started about 9:30 am and finished about 2:30pm. I logged it at 9.6 miles total. Amazing views!!

Lacey Jones
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This trail requires about 30-40 minutes of driving on dirt road (most well maintained, but a few rough patches). There is a $5 use fee when you park. The payoff, however, was seclusion and amazing views. The trail has great shade for most of the climb.

Melissa Rubie
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HikingRocky

Definitely not an easy hike, but always worth it! As usual, bring a rain coat, plenty of water and snacks. Fairly rocky and quite a climb to the top, but definitely worth it. It’s a must do!

Mandi Lewis
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Hiking

Such a great trail. Lots to see. So many beautiful sites and sounds the pictures just simply don’t do it justice. It rained a little but the weather was perfect. Lots of rocks on the trail. Uphill the whole way out. One of my favorite hikes ever…

A.j. Martucci
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Hiking

Great trail and good challenging hike! Info was a little off about the distance at the trail head. Hike was about 4.8 miles from the trail head.

Jeff Krohn
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HikingSnow

Great trail on lower portions. Higher up: serious snow. May 23, 2020. Had to turn back at mile 4.25. Hiked through snow starting around mile 3.5. Starting sinking up to our hip in snow. Still was a great day!

Chelsie Schaeffer
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HikingRocky

I loved every minute of the hike!! Beautiful Mountain and a Perfect day Hike!!

Benny Berg
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HikingRocky

long hike and very Rocky but it's all worth it.

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Deb McGraw
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Hiking

I started my hike at 0900 and made it back to my vehicle at 1630. The trail is very wide and easy to follow. The first two miles are not too bad. By mile 3 I could start to feel the elevation gain. The last 1-1.5 were hard because of the lose rocky terrain, being tired, and feet hurting. Once at the top the views are totally worth it. Majority of the hike is in the trees which provide plenty of shade. I did not see anyone on the way up and only saw 4 people and one dog on the way down. My almost 12 y.o. Pomeranian Chihuahua made the whole trek. My GPS says we hike 10.7 miles.

Ernest Johnson
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Hiking

Wanted to give this one a go. It was definitely a tough hike, although coming back at mile 8, someone was trail-running up, so maybe not so hard for those with stamina (and about 30 years younger). I found it to be an enjoyable climb through the trees, it is a solid steady climb. Quite a bit of looser rocks on the trail, not so much an issue climbing up as descending. Hiking poles were a must for me. I liked this more for training on a "longer" trip, for me, previous was 7.5, so a 10-11 with 2700' vertical gain was nice at lower elevations. Started early, 7:30-8, took my time finished and back at the Friend Park camp in 5 hours.

The Adventures Of Shaun
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Hiking

https://youtu.be/buj9nZIkQN8 Check out the link above for more! This was a really nice day hike. The trail is made very well and maintained very well. I would not call this a hard hike, but more of a moderate hike. To get to the true summit requires about 15 feet of rock climbing.

Brenda Barker
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HikingRocky

Definitely a hard climb to the top! Lots of loose rocks and gravel. Beautiful Mountain views near the top. Mostly shaded trail and easy to follow. This is definitely mentally and physically challenging. Recommend bug spray, plenty of water, electrolytes, and sturdy hiking shoes. Lots of beautiful wild flowers along the way.

Wes Fox
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Hiking

Yes there are lots of black flies. Be grateful that they are not one of the species of fly that bites. We pushed bikes to the top. Not the best idea I’ve ever had. It was too steep with too much loose rock on all but the bottom 2 miles.

Robert Danford
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Backpacking

My three boys and I just packed this trail. it was the first time we had hiked this one. Lots of rocks about midway up the trail to the summit. We had a lot of fun. It was very scenic. There is still a lot of smoke in the area from fires out west and just down the road west of Wheatland. Nice hiking trip for a day. There are a lot of structures on the top of the mountain. Not sure if any of it is still used, kind of blocks the view, but still worth the climb. Take lots of water, not many places to purify water after the first couple of miles. also wear good shoes. My boys and I had a blast and will definitely go again. Late summer early fall a great time to do this one. The leaves are already turning. Have fun!

Bryant Poythress
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Some scenic views on the way. Lots of loose rocks, big and small, especially the top third of the trail. Advise extra water, stiff soles and some ankle protection.

Joshua J.
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Hiking

Besides the loose rocks on most of the trail, this was an amazing, scenic 10+ mile hike

Bernard Ourth
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Hiking

The clearing is about halfway from the top. As others said, bring lots of water. Many loose rocks. Have hiked it in years with forest fires. Still, views were amazing. Can only imagine what they look like on clear days.

Adonis Brown
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Backpacking

I went up Laramie Peak this morning, And it was a interesting route. Though we made it to the top, it’s definitely occupied by the most annoying flies. But the view is definitely worth it. I would suggest bugs spray and water. A lot of rocks on the route so some shoes that secures the ankle from rolling. I definitely got a good workout in and some amazing pictures!

Cindy Brown
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Hiking

Hiked this yesterday May 26.. Mostly uphill on the way up but beautiful once you get to top. Lots of little streams on way up. At the top you can see several other mountains and valleys. Beautiful hike.

John Qualls
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Hiking

Was looking for a hiking trail close to Douglas and saw this trail. The trail was great and had beautiful views!

Theresa Carroll
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excellent trip. harder at top. very remote so be prepared

Butch Krage
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Hiking

Nice and cool hike with an abundance of shade. Took my little dog along and he killed it. Not busy at all.

Pourya Nikoueeyan
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Hiking

Excellent panoramic view once you get to the top. It is a smooth hike for the first 2-3 miles and then it become hard because of the loose rocks and steep trail.

shari kolb
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The first leg of this Trail, until you get to the plateau, is fairly easy for experienced hikers but it's that last hike up to the top... through Steep inclines and a lot of rocks, that take some perseverance and it's not for the faint of heart!! Very remote bring all your supplies

Caren Holdren
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Loved this hike but envisioned less structures at the top. Call me picky but it was frustrating not getting the full view after hours of hiking. Oh Well. Still a beautiful and satisfactory hike!

Gina Ottem
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Hiking

A fun trail. The last bit can be challenging. The loose rocks made going down a little more difficult than the climb up. I agree with Laura D. SO MANY FLIES at the summit we opted for lunch down trail.

Laura D.
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Hiking

Fairly easy trail, but SO. MANY. FLIES at the top it was hard to enjoy the view.

Garry Norberg
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The Laramie Peak Trail #602 is a 4 wheeler Trail although you better be an expert 4 wheeler. The trail is very rocky, steep and narrow in places. We also encountered trees across the trail. The 602A trail intersects the 602 trail from the CG. This is a fun hike with gorgeous scenery. The summit has a tower with lots of junk laying around but the view is amazing. The Friend Trail #609 intersects the 602A trail after you leave CG. We hiked the #609 trail and it needs maintenance. It was difficult to find the trail with many trees down and some of the trail being a creek. We completely lost the trail about 2.25 miles out. We did see lots of BEAR and elk sign !!!

Amanda Dresang
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I love this hike. My brother, hubby and I go quite often.

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