Ski Lake Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wilson, Wyoming that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
892 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

3 months ago

Great hike! 2 hours tops including our time hanging out at the lake. Start early as it gets warm! My dog and I encountered a huge moose on the trail, so be cautious, as usual. Plenty of creeks for the pups and there was barely anyone else out there.

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3 months ago

If you park at the trail head it’s more like 6 miles to the lake. But if you have 4wd you can drive up a ways. It’s steadily goes up the whole way there to the lake. Would rate more moderate because of steady incline. Beautiful small lake up top. Didn’t see any wildlife but that could be because we had our dog. It’s nice that it’s all down hill on the way back. Took under 2 hours there and back not including stops

3 months ago

Beautiful and easy hike. I love that dogs are allowed on this trail.

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3 months ago

Beautiful hike, with views of meadows, hills, and flowers. It wasn't too strenuous, but the trail is exposed to the sun in most places and there were a lot of flies and mosquitoes there.

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4 months ago

Seemed shorter than 6 miles the sign post claims. Beautiful wildflowers along the trail. Dogs not required to be on leash so just be alert with your own dog. Lake was kind of low but still easy to get into and get your feet wet. Lots of bugs!

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4 months ago

Beautiful hike! My dog loved the little lake!!

4 months ago

The hike itself is very pretty with tons of wild flowers.Heavily trafficked with many dogs not kept on leashes. Tons of flies and mosquitos making the hike unpleasant. Parking was near the bottom of the pass and congested.

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4 months ago

Shorter than 6 miles unless I found the wrong lake. My GPS said it was around 4.6 miles. Easy and beautiful #muchlikemyself #justkidding

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4 months ago

Very beautiful hike in mid-July. The wildflowers are abundant. They keep your interest along the entire trail which has a nice mix of tree cover and open meadows. The destination lake is nothing special compared to other mountain lakes - low water level at this time, uninteresting shore, and lots of mosquitoes. We walked 1/4 mile back down the trail to an open meadow with great views to have our planned lunch.

5 months ago

FYI, the trailhead map call this a ‘moderate’ six mile hike, with 1000 ft elevation. Our AW said 4.6 miles out and back. Great flowers, and a cold lake!

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5 months ago

Lots of entertaining flowers, rocks, trees, views as you go along. Trail was a good workout but not too terrible. I wish I would have had ear muff and another layer or two so sitting by the lake was not so cold. I also wish the fork in the trail near the end was marked to take the left fork. I'm not sure where the right one goes.

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5 months ago

Nice,gorgeous hike. Huge variety of gorgeous wildflowers.(hiked early July) Fantastic for dogs.

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5 months ago

great easy trail with family or dogs. Lots of great scenery and wildflowers

5 months ago

Great trail with a beautiful lake and snow at the top.

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5 months ago

Beautiful the whole hike!

6 months ago

We had gone way back when around July of last year--it was definitely one of the most beautiful hikes of our trip, with wildflowers everywhere. Being from the East Coast/Midwest area, it was a 'moderate' rather than easy hike for us with the elevation changes, but absolutely worth it!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Very muddy right now, but great trail through nice terrain, and a cool lake at the end!

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Great scenery, variable terrain from woods to meadow, some elevation climb but also many level areas. Beautiful wild flowers all along the trail. Definitely on my recommended list! Bring picnic lunch to the lake, then explore beyond and above the lake itself.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Easy Trail, lots of wild flowers!

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Short and sweet!

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Friday, July 21, 2017

just finished hiking this trail and gave it a 5 start because the wild flowers are at peak and amazing!!

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Awesome views and the perfect length for a morning hike before work or after.

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Forest service calls this a "moderate" hike of three miles each way, so there are some discrepancies with the description. Essentially 1000 feet elevation gain over that distance, at times quite steep. But beautiful, with wildflowers working their way into bloom. There are three steam crossings, two of them involving logs, one of those not flattened. The third has a nice bridge. On a sunny Sunday morning, there were dozens making the hike, many with dogs.y

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