Porcupine Falls Trail

HARD 25 reviews
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Porcupine Falls Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lovell, Wyoming that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
403 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

river

views

waterfall

The Porcupine Falls trail begins at the parking lot and descends 440ft down to the falls below. Although this trail does have 90+ stairs built into it, the remainder of the trail is very steep and requires caution during descending and ascending. The views at the bottom, however, are worth it.

hiking
22 days ago

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1 month ago

My favorite place in the Big Horn Mountains

hiking
1 month ago

It's a little steep but my four year old loved it and walked the whole way

walking
1 month ago

Great trail and improved since I was last there.

hiking
1 month ago

My 2&1/2 year olds first hike and he loved it!

1 month ago

A great lil' hike!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike. short and steep. took our dogs here and they loved it.

hiking
2 months ago

Short, steep out and back. Take your time and a swim suit. The view is spectacular. There is a short spur which runs from the lot to an outcropping/overlook where you can look down into the canyon and the water pool but be careful. Head on down to Bucking Mule Falls (3-miles down the gravel forestry road) and keep an eye out for moose !

2 months ago

Short hike which is good because the climb out is tough. A lot of maintenance done putting in stairs which help but it's still a climb. Definitely worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

So glad I listened to these reviews! we took our lab and enjoyed a couple hours laying by the waterfall. absolutely beautiful! A walking stick helped with the elevation on the way back out

Truly spectacular. Strenuous, short hike but completely doable. Approximately 400 foot elevation drop over about 1/2 mile made it tough on the way up, but every step is worth it once you see the waterfalls. We had a picnic on the rocks and were lightly sprayed with mist. One of the most beautiful little gems you can see anywhere. Would go back in a heartbeat.

5 months ago

I love this sort hike! However, for a short hike it does have a lot of elevation loss and then gained on the way back.

7 months ago

one of the most beautiful places I've ever been!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

it is a very hard trail but once you see the waterfall it is so worth it...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The hike is short, but steep and strenuous on the way back. Beautiful waterfall with a big pool at the bottom. Just wish that the smokers from Gillette had at least had the decency to pick up their cigarette butts. Picked them up in their stead. Leave no trace people!