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Nice old ranch buildings. Easy to explore.

Beware, this is a challenging hike up to the falls, add 1000 feet to the elevation, some loose gravel switchbacks that ran close to edges that plunged. 1.5 hours, couldn’t make it down dirt slide to falls, even with hiking poles. That said, it was beautiful and we passed bighorn sheep who turned and stared, unafraid. Bear and sheep scat. It was 111 degrees back at the car, bring water. Wished we’d been mentally prepared for the challenge, hence 4 stars. Parts looked a bit like a Sierra Nevada climb. The National Park service map seems to have dropped a digit on the altitude, this is steep.

Great easy hike in beautiful Big Horn country. The trail map is so attractive that I hoped/expected to see so much of the river canyon, the major attraction for visiting. But most of the trail is 100s of feet from canyon views. The best, and great view!, is where the trail bifurcates to start the loop hike.

nice easy trail, just before the island area therea a turn off and a small campground. its hike or boat in only so not a busy area

Wonderful hike. Steep but no scrambling. Amazing cascade waterfall at the top. Incredible views throughout!

The back loop is not clearly marked since I was convinced I was lost for a bit. Not a lot of shade, so I’d recommend a cooler time of day. Great views though!

I didn’t see any rattlesnakes but they are out there. Fairly well marked. Awesome views.

excellent view at the turn around loint.

Very nice view.

5 months ago

Very cool buildings. I have attached a bunch of photos. But the loop trail isn't marked! I couldn't find it for the life of me. If you have hints on how to find it please post for everyone else!

I have hiked this trail a few times. There are some steep places, but no dangerous passages. The view is outstanding as it progressively increases in altitude. The headwaters area is fantastic, with many plants not common in our area.

exceent...

walking
10 months ago

Really easy walk through a lush area in the high desert. The buildings are well maintained. I'm sure it was quite the outfit in its prime. Great little piece of Wyoming history and fun easy spot to check out.

hiking
10 months ago

Steep climb up to a beautiful waterfall, it's an shaded oasis after the sunny dry hike. the hike went pretty fast and was very worth it.

hiking
10 months ago

A very easy trail. Part of the trail is a jeep road. I had hoped to see some bighorn sheep but it did not happen.

hiking
10 months ago

A nice little trail. But it still offered enough scenery. It has been a while but I still remember how easy it was.

hiking
10 months ago

I did this some time ago but remember it well. Reading above, it becomes obvious to me that I took the wrong trail. The trail I was on was overgrown.

hiking
11 months ago

We did 3 of the view lookout trails. This one had the best views and you could see much more of the river below. If you are only doing one, this should be it! Super easy hike and very short.

hiking
11 months ago

Very cool to think about the history of this area

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Great trail with fabulous water falls but not fabulous for hot summer days as there is limited shade along this steep climb.

hiking
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Almost two short to get out of the car. But it is interesting to think about the history.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

step climb but so worth it

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

I love checking out those old cabins. Take bear spray. I know there are bears that hang out in the area.

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

A pretty cool hidden trail in Bighorn Canyon

walking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

I love seeing the old Tipi rings!

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

It was a pretty cool hike.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

This is a well marked trail and easy to hike. Last time I was on it I saw a herd of bighorn sheep :)

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

It is an interesting park of Bighorn Canyon. Most of the park is high desert. However, the Lockhart Ranch has a spring running year round making this area greener than the surrounding area. The old log cabins are fun to checkout!

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

I love this easy hike to the old log cabins!

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