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Ski Lake Trail

EASY 153 reviews

Ski Lake Trail is a 4.5 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 bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 938 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

views

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Fun pretty Easy hike ran into 2 moose the first 100 feet on the trail. The trail is pretty Icy and the last 3/4 mile is deep Snow 11-23-19

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muddy
snow
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail to a subalpine lake. This time of year prob wasn’t optimal as the water level was getting pretty low and all the wildflowers were dead- hike in July or August for best scenery, or wait a couple more weeks till the Aspens change. Great views of the valley and distant Tetons at the top before you head to the water. This is a moderately easy trail- easy grade but still continuous uphill for 2 miles. Good for dogs. Watch for other people being complete asshats and not controlling their dogs- our dogs were attacked by 2 separate dogs, no one leashes their dogs or controls them here.

hiking
4 months ago

Perfect balance of incline and casual hiking. The lake was well worth the effort.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike for dogs in this area with Ski Lake as a reward for them to swim. A moderate hike for this mom carrying a toddler! Mainly uphill with elevation change. The sign says its 6 miles.

hiking
5 months ago

Quick and easy! Nice hike, great for pets- my dog loved swimming in the lake. Not the most scenic hike, but good fun nonetheless.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail, easy enough for my seven year old to do it. You are rewarded at the end of it with the view of clear water of the lake.

nature trips
5 months ago

Our family of 6 ( 2 toddlers, parents, grandparents) had a fun hike. The climb was reasonable considering we had the toddlers on our backs . It was beautiful , shady, and just right . The best was our lunch break at Ski Lake . I highly recommend this hike for all ages.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike!

hiking
5 months ago

This is really nice hike if you want to take your dog with you.

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bugs
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike to beautiful Ski Lake. (I would agree with kid friendly once kids are 5+ yrs and can easily walk 2x2 miles, or are light enough to be carried for 90-120 mins some moderate up and down’s)

hiking
6 months ago

Loved this trail. It was beautiful and worth the hike. On the challenging side (at least while carrying a toddler in the pack). Lots of bugs, being bug spray! Great hike for teenagers too.

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bugs
6 months ago

Beautiful trail with constant conifer scents, wildflowers and good amount of shade. Only downside were the mosquitos, flies and horse flies. Totally doable for families.

hiking
6 months ago

nice length for dogs and modest incline makes for some exercise. pretty views and alpine meadows. trail head is across Highway from parking lot. all the dogs we encountered were friendly and owners were respectful. zero dog poop on trail. well maintained. quite a lot of mosquitos. 2 hours or less to hike round trip at a moderate pace with short breaks for water and insect repellent application.

hiking
6 months ago

Fine hike with wildflowers, a pika and mountain goat way up high. We had the lake to ourselves at first. Bugs were pretty bad and prevented us from pausing for any length to identify flowers and search for animals. Took us 3 hours. A moderate level for flatlanders like us but would think easy for locals.

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bugs
6 months ago

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bugs
6 months ago

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bugs
6 months ago

Nice views, pretty flowers, some shaded areas, and very pretty lake at top.

hiking
6 months ago

I would rate this on the more moderate side. It is 2 miles of uphill hiking, however, the incline was gradual other than in a couple of spots. The views and the lake are well worth it. The return 2 miles are easy and downhill. We saw lots of dogs and our pup had a great time in the creeks we crossed and the lake. Overall, it was a great hike for our family!

hiking
snow
7 months ago

Did this hike on June 21, 2019. Great hike, but there was still lots of snow, and the lake still had ice on about 1/4 of it. We also encountered a few snow flurries. Beautiful views, though. I feel like the wildflowers will be amazing in a few weeks.

hiking
7 months ago

So happy to find a fairly easy, dog friendly trail near town! Very pleasant, pretty heavily trafficked. Will do again. More like 4.8 miles total from the parking spot.

Wed Sep 05 2018

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.

hiking
Fri Aug 24 2018

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

Tue Aug 21 2018

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

hiking
Sat Aug 18 2018

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.

hiking
Sat Aug 04 2018

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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