Explore the most popular views 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
2 days ago

Trail is short and steep, but well maintained with built-in "steps" and no rock scrambling or off-the-beaten-path "climbing" required. Falls and pool at bottom are gorgeous and provide a chilly, refreshing swim! Several deep ruts in side road to trailhead required us to park on main road and walk 100 yards to trailhead.

Nice easy trail

Short, steep hike but definitely worth it!.

The waterfalls are nice. the trail is well maintained and starts by the lower loop where some camp spots are located.

Amazing views along the hike with lots of Birds, flowers, butterflies and marmots. The wheel itself is quite spectacular.

horseback riding
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery that changes the higher you go. The sound and sights of the creek the whole way were awesome!

Absolutely stunning. Pretty rough coming back up it with a toddler and 2 puppies though.

It was a great, simple hike. Easy getting down, a little strenuous coming back up to the parking lot. Water is ice cold!

hiking
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Amazing views!

Friday, August 11, 2017

My favorite place in the Big Horn Mountains

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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

walking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Great trail and improved since I was last there.

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

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

Monday, July 31, 2017

A great lil' hike!!!

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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 !

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

nice view of the canyon, not much else

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

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.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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.

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...

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