Pole Creek Trail

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Pole Creek Trail is a 17.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pinedale, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

17.9 miles
2434 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




nature trips





wild flowers

This trailhead is located about 1 mile south and high above the upper end of Fremont Lake. To reach the trailhead from Pinedale, drive to the east side of town and turn northeast onto the Fremont Lake road, passing the Pinedale Ranger District Office. Continue straight on the main road, avoid turning on to the Fremont Lake campground road, passing the National Forest boundary in about 4 miles. The road passes Halfmoon Lake and White Pine Ski Area before arriving at the trailhead, 16 miles from Pinedale.

3 days ago

My wife and I only had a few hours to spend in Pinedale, so we decided to take the first 4-5 miles of this trail out to Photographer’s Point. It was time very well spent. The views aren’t easily described and I can only imagine the reward of hiking well on into the Winds. We will certainly be back when time permits. Trail notes: easy and gently sloping but quite wet with snowmelt and mud. The portion we completed could easily be ascended in less than 2 hours with dry conditions.

18 days ago

Easy trail that is very crowded. Too many stock animals.

9 months ago

So many good views. The trail is easy to follow and not obscured. Moderate and gentle inclines/declines. You pass a good amount of water so if you can treat it, you don't need to pack it in. Plenty of places for camping.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Covered this trail early in the season on the way to Cook Lakes back in 1981 . Because of high water just past Pole Creek Lake we didn't dare cross Pole Creek. While we were deciding a couple of horses crossed and the water was up past their bellies. That decided it for us so we followed the river for about a mile before we could cross and continue to Cook Lakes.

10 months ago

Saturday, September 03, 2016