Porcupine Falls Trail

HARD 29 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
360 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
21 days ago

Absolutely stunning. Pretty rough coming back up it with a toddler and 2 puppies though.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a great, simple hike. Easy getting down, a little strenuous coming back up to the parking lot. Water is ice cold!

Friday, August 11, 2017

My favorite place in the Big Horn Mountains

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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

walking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Great trail and improved since I was last there.

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

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

Monday, July 31, 2017

A great lil' hike!!!

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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 !

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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
Monday, July 03, 2017

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

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

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

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!

hiking
Friday, August 01, 2014

I just completed hike this again with a group of 19 other guys who's ages ranged from 18 to 66 years old. Needless to say, the young guys made quick work of the descent and ascent, however most of the guys ages 40 and up had to stop frequently on the way back up to catch their breath due to the steep incline. Per usual, the scenery at the bottom was amazing! I was surprised nearly 25 people at the falls (although we were there on a Saturday). Most were swimming and sunbathing, and a couple were scuba diving looking for gold dredging opportunities. Apparently there are still some active gold claims farther down the stream that issues out of the pool at the base of the waterfall.

hiking
Sunday, June 01, 2014

This is a beautiful, well-developed trail. The forest service has placed a nice set of stairs into this trail in order to make it more accessible to people of all ages. You won't regret the beautiful views at the bottom. very peaceful.

hiking
Friday, July 19, 2013

A wonderful little hike, and the falls at the bottom are amazing. You can also take a bridge across the stream to check out the old mine.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Great Trail! The drive to the trailhead is rough. Beautiful scenery. Secluded. Amazing.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

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Thursday, July 16, 2015