Explore the most popular hiking 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 but very crowded!

backpacking
4 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.

skiing
6 months ago

We drove to the coordinates and couldn't find any sign of the trail. There's a nordic training area nearby so something probably exists for skiiers in winter (the sign said no hikers).

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is down a dirt road by the Half Moon Lake Lodge. When we went the road up to the trailhead was closed to vehicles so we parked by the lodge and walked. The wildflowers and butterflies were out and I saw a redtail hawk circling overhead. The trail goes alongside the lake for a while before branching away. We turned back just before a flooded meadow. A really pretty hike! Lots of boulders, pine trees, bushes, and flowers.

backpacking
8 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
8 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.

backpacking
9 months ago

Insane views the entire hike. Distance is more like ~12.5 miles one way.

9 months ago

Bugs were light, trail was continuously scenic, weather was great.

hiking
10 months ago

It was an adventure! Cool beautiful beaver damn/lake. Hike was good for as far as we got - a skunk chased us, tail in the air, rear end facing us. We ran like hell! I think the skunk was protecting it's young. We waited a while and tried passing again but the skunk came after us again. We left!

great area with amazing fishing. Very remote.

cross country skiing
11 months ago

We were going to attempt this hike in June of 2017, but signs indicated "no foot traffic allowed" Nordic skiing only.

backpacking
11 months ago

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 30, 2016

Hiked this trail all the way to the junction with the Higline trail as part of a multi-day backpack trip.

backpacking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great place. Would recommend this place to everyone

backpacking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Camped at these Lakes many years ago as a loop backpack trip from Boulder Canyon up to the Freemont Trail to Cook Lakes and returned to Boulder Canyon on the Highline trail. Great multi-day Loop

backpacking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hiked from Lake 10542 up to Photo Pass on the Continental Divide as part of the Wind River High Route between Green River Lakes and Big Sandy Openings

Sunday, August 28, 2016

This trail has some of the most spectacular scenery ever! We camped the first night at Sapphire Lake (west of Hobbs). We had it to ourselves and it was a great spot. The next day we did a day hike to Island Lake and Titcomb Basin. I don't know if I've ever seen any more spectacular scenery. Seneca Lake looks incredible. Then, the view from the 2nd pass down toward Island is top notch. Then, the area in Titcomb Basin looks like you are in another world with the jagged mountains coming up out of the water! Our third night we camped at Eklund Lake. The trail that goes above the Lake has a view of the lake and the Wind Rivers in the background that is also incredible! I woke up before the sun came up and there was fog everywhere and the pictures were incredible and I felt like I was in the Smoky Rocky Mountains! Tough trail, but so worth it, you won't even notice the pain :)

The views are amazing once you get through trees. Had a great backpacking trip with my son. It was our first backpacking trip together so we stayed at Hobbs Lake and did a couple day hikes up to Seneca Lake he's only 11 so we took it easy! Planning our next trip up he wants to camp at Seneca and maybe Island Lake then hike up to titcomb basins!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

This trail used to be a favorite growing up. The boat dock is no longer there and access was very difficult. The trail has not been maintained and we had to go around MANY downed trees, sometimes easy other times not. Ascended to the lake by taking the direct route, descended by taking the river route. Both are in the same condition.

backpacking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hiked this trail many years ago. Started at the Elkhart Parking lot and dropped down and camped at Long Lake. Then continued on a 5 day loop called the Sky Pilot loop. Very pretty lake with good campsites

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Good time, cool retain compared to the NOLA

Start of many amazing hikes into the area, one of which is rated as the top 10 hikes in America by backpacker magazine.

hiking
Sunday, October 04, 2015

Spent the night near Island Lake as part of a 10 hike High Route backpacking adventure. The area is stunning as usual

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.

hiking
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Titcomb Basin and Island Lake couldn't be more scenic. The first half of the trail is a gentle incline but the last half is a series of sever up and down sections. We're thinking about returning again next year and utiIzing the services of a local outfitter who can haul our packs to Island Lake. That way, we can hike in with light day packs.

We hiked the trail during the weekend BEFORE Labor Day and it snowed. Always be prepared for adverse weather in the Winds.

hiking
Sunday, September 07, 2014

This is a good family hike. We docked our boat at the end of Fremont Lake and hiked up to the lake over the 4th of July 2014. We took the shorter route (stay to the right when the trail forks) and made it there. It is a beautiful trail and lake.

hiking
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Breathtaking beauty at every turn. Went in early August, the wild flowers were in bloom as were the Mosquitos, bring bug spray or a net.

hiking
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Its been so many years since I hiked this trail I don't remember much except it follows a river

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Amazing. Take bear spray and have the time of your life.

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