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

Beautiful.... bring bear spray.

My wife and I only had a few hours to spend in Pinedale, so we decided to take the first 4-5 miles of this trail out to Photographer’s Point. It was time very well spent. The views aren’t easily described and I can only imagine the reward of hiking well on into the Winds. We will certainly be back when time permits. Trail notes: easy and gently sloping but quite wet with snowmelt and mud. The portion we completed could easily be ascended in less than 2 hours with dry conditions.

on Pole Creek Trail

backpacking
1 month ago

Easy trail that is very crowded. Too many stock animals.

backpacking
6 months ago

This was our first family backpacking trip so I didn't want to plan anything too long for the kids. Hiked up to Glimpse lake in early August. Beautiful weather and no mosquitos. Only saw a few other people. Fishing was lousy at Glimpse, but watching the moose was great. Caught brookies on a day hike to Prospector. Beautiful scenery.

backpacking
10 months ago

Incredible track with some spectacular views. Completed this loop in 4 days. Day 1 - Island Lake, Day 2 - Summit Fremont Peak, Day 3 - Hike from Island to Cook Lakes and down to Pole Creek Lake, Day 4 - Hike to Elkhart Park.

camping
10 months ago

So many good views. The trail is easy to follow and not obscured. Moderate and gentle inclines/declines. You pass a good amount of water so if you can treat it, you don't need to pack it in. Plenty of places for camping.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

great area with amazing fishing. Very remote.

backpacking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Beautiful loop heading to the summit of Fremont peak. The trail highlights dozens of stunning views. Perfect for a 3 or 4 days hike.

backpacking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great place. Would recommend this place to everyone

backpacking
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Returned back to visit an old friend 9/6/15. The first time that I hike up to the pass it was covered with glaciers. This time the both glaciers were nearly gone. We had to hike 1/4 mile on the other side to even get a glimpse of what was left of Knifepoint Glacier.

hiking
Friday, December 26, 2014

Our Family has been camping at New Fork for as long as I can remember. It is great to see that I can now add one of my favorite trails to my list. The trailhead from the upper parking lot is where most start, but there is one from the camp ground that merges together about a mile later. I used the campground trail. A lot of get spots to stop and camp along this trail. A great trail to take if you are looking for a 3 day pack.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Beautiful lakes with Golden Trout. Pole creek crossing can be difficult in high water. Didn't take the chance and followed the river to the lakes. It was a an exhausting couple of miles.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Great thru-hike trip near the backbone of much of the Wind River Mountains. A lot of lakes to see and camps near the trail. We hiked it is 6 days because it rained constantly but we had our car shuttled to Green River Lakes trailhead so instead of taking our time we just plowed through the rain.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

This is a great extended loop trail to see a lot of different country. It has it all, large rivers, lots of lakes and many mountain views. There are lot of ups and downs. If you go early in the year the chances are good that you will have to cross some snow.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Been on this trail a couple of times and it goes up to Indian Pass which is on the Continental Divide. You also get to view Titcomb basin along the way. Indian basin is beautiful and there many amazing mountains

backpacking
Friday, May 31, 2013

Covered this trail early in the season on the way to Cook Lakes back in 1981 . Because of high water just past Pole Creek Lake we didn't dare cross Pole Creek. While we were deciding a couple of horses crossed and the water was up past their bellies. That decided it for us so we followed the river for about a mile before we could cross and continue to Cook Lakes.

backpacking
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

This is an amazing loop passing many beautiful lakes with great view of the mountains along the continental divide. Take your time and spent 5 days. Be sure to stop at the Big Drop slide near the Freemont river crossing

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

Saturday, July 09, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, October 07, 2014