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Pat O'Hara Peak is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cody, Wyoming that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 6.5 mi Elevation gain 1,860 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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Pat O'Hara Peak is visible along the Cody skyline to the Northwest. The peak can be approached from one of two primary routes: 1. from the north via the Chief Joseph Highway and Forest Service Road 103, or 2. from the southeast via the Monument Hill road 7UH.

A four-wheel drive vehicle is preferable for the FS103 section and likely waiting until June to avoid snow drifts/significant mud. There isn't an actual parking area but as you break out of the trees and get exceptional views to the north there are a few smaller parking choices. By ascending the hill at the start you should see the two track headed south. The two-track will eventually narrow down to a single track trail

To approach from the north, head north on Highway 120 North out of Cody for 16 miles. Turn left onto the Chief Joseph Highway (296) and proceed for the next 12 miles. The left turn onto FSR 103 can be seen opposite a large parking area on the north side of the road. The parking area/FSR road access is about a mile east of Dead Indian Pass and a mile west of Al Mickelson/Northwest College Field Station. FSR 103 is visible with a green gate that should be closed. Proceed on FSR 103 for 3 miles and park when you break free from the trees on one of 2-3 smallish parking spots scattered on the left side of the road. The two track/trail heading south can be seen from the small hill nearby.

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David Arends
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Hiking

The FSR 103 road is muddy and rough following an early season snow. It was difficult to discern where the road ended and the trail began.

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Denae Thomas
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Backpacking

Very enjoyable and remote trail. The directions will take you down the road to the Northwest College Field Station. This is not the correct road. Follow Chief Joseph highway for another mile until you see a small dirt road to the left with a green gate. This is FSR103. Follow this road for three miles and you will be at the trailhead.

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Jeff Hartman
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HikingMuddySnow
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A very rewarding hike to a prominent peak with exceptional views. There are two challenging sections of uphill, the first around the halfway mark as you leave the meadow and then the last half mile to the peak.

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Jeff Hartman
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