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Shoshone Lake via Delacy Creek Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and fishing.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 291 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Reviews (56)
Photos (36)
Recordings (54)
Completed (115)
Andy Hill
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HikingBugs

Flat, moderately busy trail. Easy hike. Saw a few deer and a couple of sandhill crane off in the fields. Sadly, no moose. Pretty lake. Had some stretches where the mosquitoes were fierce.

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Sharon Vore
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HikingBugsGreat!

fairly flat hike into the lake, skirts high elevation meadows- with the creek and swampy areas, so mosquitoes were fierce! Uncrowded in the morning, but on the way out after lunch, there were several family groups heading in. The lake is beautiful- clear and clean. great sandy beach with black obsidian gravelly sand. the swimming was phenomenally great!

Idan N.
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Hiking

relaxed walk with a nice lake at the end.

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Tracy Goodman
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HikingPrivate property

The hike on Delacy Creek trail to Lake Shoshone is relatively flat and about 3 miles. You hike thru forested areas and open meadows. It is very beautiful. We saw an adult black bear running thru a meadow up into the tree line. The trail from the lake shore heading right goes in and out of forested areas and along the lake shore for a short period. We continued onto our backcountry campsite another 4.8 miles. The trail becomes more strenuous with multiple areas of up and down so trekking poles are helpful. Take mosquito spray (but wasn't too bad in late August). I recommend campsite DR2. It is very private and large. Two food poles and large cooking area as well as multiple places to set up tents. The camp is situated above the lake but there is a trail that leads down to a private shore to get water. If you don't like to poop in the woods, there is a gross pit toilet a short walk from the campsite.

Andrei Duta
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Hiking

Beautiful Peaceful

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Andrei Duta
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Hiking

Peaceful

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Don T
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Tom R.
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HikingMuddySnow

Easy hike. Still some snow patches the first half of the trail. Except for 2 trees blocking the trail (easy to climb over) trail is easy to hike.

Carol Fontenot
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Hiking

Easy hike to beautiful lake

Lee Patrick
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HikingBugs

Great hike. I love the fact that you can only see this lake if you put in the work! Bring bug spray! We had to re apply bug spray every ten minutes at one point in the middle of the hike for about half a mile. We saw lots of bear tracks but no large animals.

rebecca williams
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We went on this Ranger led trail in July 2016. It was quite interesting and led to Shoshone lake that can only be seen by hiking to it. The trail was one of the original trails from the 1800's.

Brad Hinckley
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Hiking

Great not too hard. Bring bug spray near lake

Ben M
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Hiking

Easy hike with nice scenery and very few people. Windy at the lake.

Jordan Johnson
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Hiking

To be fair, I did this in 4 feet of snow, but this was probably one of the worst hikes I've ever done. A park ranger told us that it was really good so that's why we did it. I'm sure it'd be a lot better if there weren't any snow, but I didn't find the hike rewarding at all.

Manny De Zarraga
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Florian Solzbacher
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B Z
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carrie sturgill
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Matt Barker
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Marshall W.
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Jerad Bales
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Santiago Zuluaga
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Andrew Neville
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Andrew Neville
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Ron Eitapence
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Hiking
Michael Foote
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Hiking
Daniel Codazzi
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Anton B.
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