Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Lovell with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
8 months ago

The hike itself wasn't anything spectacular, although it was very smokey when I visited (I heard on a clear day you can see out to the Tetons!). However, the Medicine Wheel itself is very interesting. Would recommend.

Amazing views!

My favorite place in the Big Horn Mountains

hiking
9 months ago

It's a little steep but my four year old loved it and walked the whole way

walking
9 months ago

Great trail and improved since I was last there.

My 2&1/2 year olds first hike and he loved it!

A great lil' hike!!!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike. short and steep. took our dogs here and they loved it.

hiking
10 months ago

Short, steep out and back. Take your time and a swim suit. The view is spectacular. There is a short spur which runs from the lot to an outcropping/overlook where you can look down into the canyon and the water pool but be careful. Head on down to Bucking Mule Falls (3-miles down the gravel forestry road) and keep an eye out for moose !

Short hike which is good because the climb out is tough. A lot of maintenance done putting in stairs which help but it's still a climb. Definitely worth it!

nice view of the canyon, not much else

hiking
10 months ago

So glad I listened to these reviews! we took our lab and enjoyed a couple hours laying by the waterfall. absolutely beautiful! A walking stick helped with the elevation on the way back out

A 3-star hike, but rated as 4 because of the unique and meaningful history associated with the trail. Two Native American women were holding a ceremony at the top when we arrived. Great views.

Truly spectacular. Strenuous, short hike but completely doable. Approximately 400 foot elevation drop over about 1/2 mile made it tough on the way up, but every step is worth it once you see the waterfalls. We had a picnic on the rocks and were lightly sprayed with mist. One of the most beautiful little gems you can see anywhere. Would go back in a heartbeat.

walking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

It is a good place to watch birds.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sykes Mountain Trail is a rugged hike up a desert mountain that directs the hardy hiker to overlooks of Bighorn Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. This is a favorite hike for many but is less enjoyable during hot summer days. The trail begins at the Horseshoe Bend access road sign. You may park in the Ranger Station parking area across the road. Follow the trail markers around the hill and into the first drainage until you see a small game trail. At the rockslide, cross to the east side of the drainage. Here the game trail disappears. Continue to follow the trail markers, making your way upward. At the top, a deep canyon forces you to go east. Follow the ridge to where it begins to bend into a horseshoe. From here follow the trail markers through the shallow drainage to the overlook.

There are two hills southwest of the overlook. The taller of the two is called Crooked Creek Summit. For a longer hike cross the juniper flats and proceed to the summit. From here you can see vistas of surrounding landscapes and the mountains that enclose the Bighorn Basin.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

A nice hike to kill some time while at Horseshoe Bend.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

I love this sort hike! However, for a short hike it does have a lot of elevation loss and then gained on the way back.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

It is worth the stop. It is a 5,000 year old place that a lot of local tribes still use.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

It is a fun hike, but the trail isn't well marked

walking
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Very easy although some may have altitude acclamation issues. Also, please be respectful as this area is considered sacred to Native American tribes.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

one of the most beautiful places I've ever been!!!

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

it is a very hard trail but once you see the waterfall it is so worth it...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The hike is short, but steep and strenuous on the way back. Beautiful waterfall with a big pool at the bottom. Just wish that the smokers from Gillette had at least had the decency to pick up their cigarette butts. Picked them up in their stead. Leave no trace people!

hiking
Friday, August 01, 2014

I just completed hike this again with a group of 19 other guys who's ages ranged from 18 to 66 years old. Needless to say, the young guys made quick work of the descent and ascent, however most of the guys ages 40 and up had to stop frequently on the way back up to catch their breath due to the steep incline. Per usual, the scenery at the bottom was amazing! I was surprised nearly 25 people at the falls (although we were there on a Saturday). Most were swimming and sunbathing, and a couple were scuba diving looking for gold dredging opportunities. Apparently there are still some active gold claims farther down the stream that issues out of the pool at the base of the waterfall.

hiking
Sunday, June 01, 2014

This is a beautiful, well-developed trail. The forest service has placed a nice set of stairs into this trail in order to make it more accessible to people of all ages. You won't regret the beautiful views at the bottom. very peaceful.

hiking
Friday, July 19, 2013

A wonderful little hike, and the falls at the bottom are amazing. You can also take a bridge across the stream to check out the old mine.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Great Trail! The drive to the trailhead is rough. Beautiful scenery. Secluded. Amazing.

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