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Medicine Wheel Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lovell, Wyoming that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 275 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Views

Historic site

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Please note: Dogs are not allowed on the circular walking path surrounding the Medicine Wheel.

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Reviews (48)
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Recordings (33)
Completed (84)
David Mills-Rittmann
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Neil Feeney
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Chad Walker
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Be careful on the ice and snow. There is some exposure on the 1st snow bank when you come to it. My recommendation would be to wait until the snow is gone.

Larry Reimann
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Nice easy trail (road). Be careful about timing when you hike. We hiked mid June and had to traverse a couple snow banks along the route. The Medicine Wheel was worth the quick hike.

Ron N.
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Hiking

Easy hike along the road from parking lot to Medicine Wheel. Done mid Sept and it was cloudy and breezy. Light rain on the way back. Nice views along the way plus the interesting Medicine Wheel.

Jordan Webber
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Hiking

If you have an interest in Native American Culture, appreciate the stark and unforgiving beauty of high plains, or have a fascination with culturally significant locations, this is a great and easy hike. If none of these descriptions apply to you, you may want to try another trail.

Wesley Pruett
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Hiking

The trail is a 1.5 mile road walk. As hikes go it isn't too satisfying but there are some nice views. The prize is at the top with the Medicine Wheel. Very cool if you like Native American things. Lots of offerings left behind by recent pilgrims. They don't offer much in the way of education.

David Platt
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Hiking

The Medicine Wheel site itself is peaceful, powerful, and intriguing all at the same time. The hike out there and back is a dull haul up a dirt road.

Tiffany Garrison
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Hiking

The views from the trail are pretty. It is interesting to see and worth a stop once, but the wheel itself is not that impressive.

Sierra Kaufman
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Hiking

If you are very interested in Native American history this is a trail for you. The history behind the wheel is very fascinating. When I visited by myself I had to walk from the gate up the hill to the wheel. When I had my grandparents along we were allowed to drive to the top because they couldn’t walk that far. Its not one of my favorite trails, but it’s something to see.

Aaron Walker
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Miller mills
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Hiking

Nice easy trail

Karen Sullivan
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Amazing views along the hike with lots of Birds, flowers, butterflies and marmots. The wheel itself is quite spectacular.

Abby D.
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Hiking

The hike itself wasn't anything spectacular, although it was very smokey when I visited (I heard on a clear day you can see out to the Tetons!). However, the Medicine Wheel itself is very interesting. Would recommend.

Brenda Wendt
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Amazing views!

Nathan & Ashley Dame
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Hiking

A 3-star hike, but rated as 4 because of the unique and meaningful history associated with the trail. Two Native American women were holding a ceremony at the top when we arrived. Great views.

Ben Goodlad
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It is worth the stop. It is a 5,000 year old place that a lot of local tribes still use.

Jenna Helm
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Walking
First to Review

Very easy although some may have altitude acclamation issues. Also, please be respectful as this area is considered sacred to Native American tribes.

Steve Oliva
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Jonathan Honefenger
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Gregory Gorsuch
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Casey Freund
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Jocelyn Gardner
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Max Koala
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David Cozzens
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Melanie D.
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