Best trails in Dayton

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Looking for a great trail near Dayton, Wyoming? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Fort Phil Kearny or Connor Battlefield State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Kendrick Park or Bull Elk Park Natural Area. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Dayton ranging from 2.7 to 24.3 km and from 1,281 to 2,601 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Dayton
Top trails (8)
#1 - Tongue River Canyon
Bighorn National Forest
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Length: 7.6 km • Est. 2 h 27 m
Tongue River Canyon is a 7.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dayton, Wyoming that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#2 - Black Mountain Lookout Trail
Bighorn National Forest
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Length: 5.5 km • Est. 2 h 6 m
You will also see the occasional mountain biker or atv (can only get part-way up). This trail pays off in a big way when you reach the top. The old lookout tower has amazing views.Show more
#3 - Steamboat Point
Bighorn National Forest
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Length: 2.7 km • Est. 1 h 8 m
Steamboat Point is a 2.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dayton, Wyoming that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and wShow more
#4 - Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway: Burgess Junction to Big Horn Lake
Bighorn National Forest
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Length: 92.2 km
Medicine Wheel Passage Scenic Byway: Burgess Junction to Big Horn Lake is a 92.2 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Dayton, Wyoming. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used Show more
#5 - Sawmill Lakes
Bighorn National Forest
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Length: 3.5 km • Est. 1 h 7 m
Sawmill Lakes is a 3.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dayton, Wyoming that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#6 - Big Horn Scenic Byway: Dayton to Shell
Bighorn National Forest
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Length: 93.8 km
Big Horn Scenic Byway: Dayton to Shell is a 93.8 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Dayton, Wyoming that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail Show more
#7 - Wolf Falls via Forest Route 186
Bighorn National Forest
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Length: 24.3 km • Est. 8 h 18 m
Wolf Falls is a 6+ tiered waterfall on Wolf Creek (best estimate at least 150 feet) in the Northeast Bighorn Mountains. It a long day hike or a great over-nighter.Show more
#8 - Cutler Cross Country Ski Trails
Bighorn National Forest
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Length: 15.3 km
Cutler Cross Country Ski Trails is a 15.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dayton, Wyoming that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilShow more