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.

0.8 miles
429 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash





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.

4 months ago

My favorite place in the Big Horn Mountains

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

Great trail and improved since I was last there.

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

A great lil' hike!!!

4 months ago

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

4 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 !

4 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!

5 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.

8 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.

10 months ago

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

3 months ago

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