Lost Twin Lakes Trail is a 13.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Buffalo, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 13.4 miles Elevation Gain: 3,041 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips

bird watching




wild flowers


3 months ago

My wife and I did this hike as one day out and back in July of 2019. A great hike in the Big Horns! There were a few creek crossings that were manageable. Will be doing it again and may camp near the lake. Be sure not to miss mirror lake along the way. The trail does not go along mirror lake so if you want to see it, pay attention to your map/gps so you don’t miss it! Saw a few folks fishing along the way, but other than that was not busy at all - which we love! Included a link below if you want to see a video of this hike for planning purposes. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gQvxvLpdAfM

10 months ago

The trail was excellent- lake was still frozen- got off trail at the top because of the snow- we camped at the lake and no one else was there!! Well worth it

off trail
over grown
washed out
11 months ago

Sun Sep 09 2018

Gorgeous scenery and awesome hike but tougher than you’d think for 13 miles. Once you get to the first lake, keep left to go to the second lake. If you go to the right you have to do a major detour and cross several creeks. Also watch out for moose.

Fri Jun 29 2018

Fantastic day hike! Would make a solid over-nighter. The trail is well taken care of with plenty of interesting sections including Mirror Lake and the narrow canyon that contains Lost Twin Lakes Creek is especially great. Lost Twin Lakes are truly aesthetically pleasing in every way.

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