Mirror Lake and Lost Twin Lakes Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Mirror Lake and Lost Twin Lakes Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Manderson, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.3 miles
1,922 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



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Directions from US Hwy. 16: Take US Hwy. 16 east of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, 18 miles. Turn left onto West Tensleep Lake Road Trail seven miles to the end at West Tensleep Trailhead.

11 days ago

One of our favorite hikes in the Bighorns. This area is rich in scenery, wildlife and trails to hike.

21 days ago

Bring bug spray. Overall great hike. We backpacked and stayed overnight at Lost Twin.

6 months ago

Good memories.

11 months ago

Views were amazing! Should have brought fishing gear, maybe next time. Saw a moose and lots of birds. Everyone was exhausted at the end - no complaints though, well worth the effort!

Monday, August 07, 2017

Took us 3 hours to reach Lost Twin Lakes (2 fit adults, only a few short breaks) And 2 hr 15 minutes to get back. My GPS said 6.25 miles from trailhead to the top. We passed maybe 4 other groups while hiking. Beautiful hike! A few challenging parts. Mostly at the very end. Bring bug spray! Lots of mosquitoes.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Amazing hike to Lost Twin Lakes! We packed in and stayed the night lakeside after a moderate day of hiking. Mirror Lake continued to allude us both ways, not an obvious stop on the trail. Overall a great overnight one day backpack, but be sure to bring bug spray the mosquitoes were bad at the beginning of July!

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Amazing scenery!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Well traveled trail with excellent fishing along the way. Easily hiked with young children to Mirror Lake.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Very nice one night backpack !!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This was an amazing hike!! We mad it a nice 2 dayer.. Camped up on top in between the lakes and was gonna press on up to Darton Peak, but it got to cold and super windy it also snowed the 2nd night ( IN JULY!!)( just a skiff but dam cold)(not expecting that wrong gear!) we will definitely be back to do this again!! Make sure you take plenty of bug spray, the mosquitoes were horrible over at mirror Lake!! Great fishing as well!!

Friday, August 07, 2015

My brother and I did this hike last weekend. We have been to Mirror Lake before but never Lost Twins. We started out from West Tensleep Lake at 7:30am and made it to Lost Twins by 11:30am with food/water breaks in between. There were quiet a few people on the trail but most were packing in to stay the night. We had already decided to make it a long day hike. The lakes and cliff faces are impressive and something you will never forget! The trail is easy to follow and only has a few difficult spots. Be sure to bring your fishing pole and your dogs! We made it back to the truck by 4:30pm after catching our limit on fish.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Lovely trail that I do occasionally. Always impressive to approach the lakes and see the cliffs. Good fishing and not too strenuous, you can get there in an afternoon from the trail head. No camp fires up there, and you've got to pack out your poop. You are warned.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

This was a GREAT hike I would definitely recommend it!! It was a hard hike for me at the time but the views are WELL worth it!!

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