backpacking
bugs
snow
1 month ago

A wonderful trail overall! The longer you travel on it the better it gets! There are plenty of places to stop and rest that provide amazing views! Saw a ton of wildlife. There’s also great bird watching closer to Gannett Peak! Watch out for bears! Never needed to use spray but definitely saw signs of them around. The trial as I remember had quite a few switchbacks but overall the elevation wasn’t too much for me to handle. There were a few times however I had to stop and let my feet dry after water crossings, nothing above my waist and that was early July. Prepare for misquotes, used my net all the time. Did get a snowstorm on the 4th of July so be prepared for any conditions as well as conditions to change fast. Only saw a handful of others out on the trail. 10/10 recommend! I can’t wait to get back out again!

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

First of all, this trail is NOT 10.8 miles out and back. We were on a time constraint and had to turn around at 5.7 miles, and the lake was still almost a mile away :( so this hike is closer to 13 miles RT. So don’t make the same mistake we did and plan for an 11 mile hike that’s actually 13. And I used both this app and Strava. Both had the same mileage. Nice scenery, LOTS of switchbacks. Trail is well used and easy to follow. Bring plenty of water. many exposed areas and no water along the trail.

hiking
bugs
muddy
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
9 months ago

Having hiked a lot a lot, this trip was unbelievable. Everything you could ask for in a backpacking trip. Incredible views, wildflowers, wildlife, solitude, good trails, no trails and so much more. Would definitely recommend, however it is very demanding. Mentally and physically tough.

Hiked to Upper Brooks lake from Brooks lake campground. Nice level hike, slight rolling hills. Lake beautiful spot for lunch. Lots if wildflowers.

hiking
9 months ago

Not a “hard” trail. Moderate would be a better description. Make sure you check out Bomber Basin and Bomber Falls! Waterfalls and petroglyphs!

Superb hike, great exercise. The views are incredible. The trail signs are missing but follow the well worn path. Take the trail all the way to Cub Pass and go further for extra mileage.

awesome hike, beautiful views and when we were leaving. horses came running down past us.

ohv/off road driving
10 months ago

Made it more than half way onto the trail driving a Ford F-250 pickup truck. Was told not to drive any further because it gets gnarly. It was already gnarly driving a pickup, so I heeded the advice and turned around. Good thing. I drove into a thunderstorm. Next time I’ll hike in unless I purchase a side-by-side ATV (with tracks in winter). Luckily my cabin is only 5 miles away from the “trail head.” Looking forward to hiking it. Only a few bugs in early July 2019.

Beautiful hike. The road in is passable in any car. Some muddy sections, but not bad. Wonderful views. Be sure to keep your map up, lots of unmarked trails all over.

hiking
muddy
rocky
11 months ago

It’s tough but it’s good. Switchback central Lake is still frozen

hiking
muddy
rocky
11 months ago

It’s tough but it’s good. Switchback central Lake is still frozen

hiking
Wed Dec 26 2018

This is an amazing hike. I did it on Xmas Eve with light snow and it was as challenging as it gets (used snow shoes when needed). Would not advise doing what I did, but you won't be disappointed any time. Amazing views. One of the best hikes in the area.

Sat Oct 13 2018

This lake is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen. The hike is very difficult if you’re backpacking. Hope to come back one day

hiking
Wed Aug 29 2018

Not so hard as AllTrails rates it. You only go as far as you want. I did about 5 miles today. It was beautiful and peaceful. Very low traffic on trail. Cool to explore the petroglyphs near TH — don’t miss them. It’s kind of like an Easter Egg hunt looking for them.

This is a beautiful area with a great deal of potential. Due to inaccuracies in the route provided by AllTrails and the very poor trail maintenance, I would discourage anyone from attempting this trail without map and compass or GPS. At 2.35 miles, where the trail leaves the road on the left, there was no marking or sign of any kind: I did build a small cairn. From that point on, there are numerous trees down across the trail and in many places the trail is completely overgrown. It is not too difficult to generally stay on the trail, but don't expect tree blazes or signs of any kind. Above all, once leaving the road, do not expect the route on AllTrails to correspond with an actual trail. By viewing the AllTrails map with the satellite layer it is easy to see that the route deviates from the actual trail at times by more than 200 yards.

Sun Jul 15 2018

Beautiful long day hike. Straightforward trail, some signage. Loads of wildflowers in July. Some minor boggy areas.

If you're in the area and want a hike that will give you an amazing view of the Teton, Absaroka, and Wind River ranges, Whiskey Mountain Trail is the one you want! The wind was helacious when I went on this hike with gusts up to 70mph, but the experience was worth it! It was a long day hike (8.5 hours) from the Wildlife Viewing Station to the summit then down through Whiskey Creek Canyon and back to the Wildlife Viewing Station. Hiking this in June guarentees you beautiful views of wildflowers, elk herds, and snow-capped mountains. It's definitely a challenging hike, so trekking poles are highly advised. Also, bring extra layers and lots of water! There are no places to fill up while on the trail. Snowbanks offer an emergency source of water, but only through June since they melt by July. Bear spray is also required in this area. My group saw several bear tracks and scat in addition to fresh wolf prints. Overall, an awesome hike!

backpacking
Fri May 04 2018

I have taken this trail many times. Will be going again this year. My grandson is going for the first time. Great scenery. Great camping. Great fishing. Love the Wind Rivers!

hiking
Wed Nov 22 2017

This is more of a road than a trail, but a very rough one. In good weather it took us over an hour from start to finish in a truck. It would be almost as fast to hike it. The road technically terminates at Moon Lake, but the last 150ft are very steep down to the bank. There's several camp sites once you get to the lake. 2-3 right down by the water, and several more up top before the road drop. We took a canoe out on the lake, but didn't see any fish. I'd say this is a pretty good hike. Great views and great pay off at the end if you're camping. As I said, it's actually a road, but I would advise heavily against going on it unless you're into that sort of thing.

I followed the directions to the trailhead from this app. It takes you to a small parking area with a dirt road leading from it. No trail sign at all except for a real small one in the corner of the bulletin board mentioning Fall River. We walked up the dirt road for about a mile and it splits into two dirt roads. We took the right one as that lined up with the trail map in this app. It goes for a total of 3 miles from the parking lot and then dead ends. Maybe we should have went left at the fork. Only thing we saw was a bunch of cows close to the road.

hiking
Thu Aug 10 2017

Was on a time limit, so unfortunately was about a mile short of the lake. But even though the beginning was a brutal sequence of switchbacks, it offered stunning views the whole way through. The trail is also incredibly well maintained and didn't have a single problem the whole way through.

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