Ross Lake Trail

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Ross Lake Trail is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dubois, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3946 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Was on a time limit, so unfortunately was about a mile short of the lake. But even though the beginning was a brutal sequence of switchbacks, it offered stunning views the whole way through. The trail is also incredibly well maintained and didn't have a single problem the whole way through.

backpacking
4 months ago

We loved this adventure in 2007. 27 switchbacks as you begin. We camped at 10000' and fished three lakes: Hidden Lake, Upper Ross and Lower Ross.  5 lb rainbows in Lower Ross. Walk over granite batholiths to Upper Ross for robust Cutts and snakey Cutts at Hidden Lake below. We camped alone but our trip followed a rambunctious and poorly supervised Boy scout troop who had damaged the thin and ancient white bark pines by rolling glacial erratics from the tops of the batholiths... ☹️ great hike. We even found wild blueberries. Beautiful!