Summit Lake Trail

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Summit Lake Trail is a 24.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pinedale, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
24.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4730 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The trailhead has a nice grass parking lot, great for camping. The trail took us to Glimpse Lake with relative ease. It's a gentle grade that sees a lot of equestrian use. The road into the parking is for sure a high clearance vehicle road. When leaving Glimpse Lake and heading toward Upper Trapper Lake the trail takes on some steeper grades. Easy to manage and still allows for making quick time. There is water literally everywhere. Camping at Upper Trapper offers few good spots outside of the eastern trees. A particularly good place to camp is on the corner of the forest against a steep slope of pines. There are logs for benches and a stones throw away are a few long logs for building a food storage trestle. Camping beyond that (uphill) would be pleasant in the morning but higher up the wind carries on all day and night. Doesn't make for the best sleeping. So if you're looking to camp at Summit Lake, you're exposed to all the wind of Wyoming with little shelter.

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