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Short but difficult scramble rewarded with a gorgeous of view of Hot Springs St Park and Thermopolis area.

Hiked on October 17, 2018. Weather was cool and breezy but relatively pleasant. Trail is well marked and easy to traverse. Saw some deer near the trail. Scenery features hills, rocks, pine trees, and is generally open. Would do it again as well as try some of the other trails in the park.

cool spot to camp, And swim!

mountain biking
2 months ago

My second IMBA Epic! I’m from Wisconsin, so the biking here was quite different from any I have done before. I loved it, though, and would do it again in a heart beat. The scenery was beautiful and the the obstacles (mostly granite slabs) were challenging, but not frustratingly so. I would highly recommend this particular trail and the entire trail system.

hiking
2 months ago

Personally Island lake is way better than any hike in the wind river area. Its easy, theres a ton to do, and the views are breath taking. I brought a rod and fished part of the day and hooked up with some cutthroats.

hiking
2 months ago

We went up to see where the water appears and where the gigantic fish ate, then went up on the loop trail. We saw a Grizzly which looked at as, thought a second, then turned and bounded down the trail away from us. We turned around and went back to let the ranger know and not press our luck.
We then went down to see the sinks that disappear into a cavern. It was a beautiful hike and well worth the drive. The information posted along the trail was highly informative and interesting.
FYI We will be buying bear spray for our next hikes in the area.

I'll be posting our outing on my blog and YouTube channel. www.tgitrailtime.wordpress.com

hiking
2 months ago

Terrible trail that isn’t maintained and looks like it hasn’t been walked on in years. Our dog was full of cactus Spurs, couldn’t even finish the trail and not even sure it ends at a water source.

Pretty bummed about how commercial this was. You don't actually get to swim in the hot springs as I can tell but a number of pools next to the springs. I guess the water is still coming from the springs but still not what i was hoping for. I did enjoy the drive through the buffalo area though!

Four star for history. The inscriptions are for the most part faint and have had a lot of vandalism or more recent inscriptions which diminished the site. Still historically significant and should be done withe the Oregon trail ruts just a mile or two down the road.

North Bluff Trail is where the good views are at.

hiking
3 months ago

Really neat piece of history.

hiking
3 months ago

great view at the end.

walking
3 months ago

Great for kids.

Easy morning walk with nice views. There is a log at the top to record that you were there.

Nice walk. Not really a hike.

hiking
3 months ago

We opted for the Middle Fork Falls trail that starts from Bruce's picnic area at the end of the Sinks Canyon Road. A wonderful moderate trail (easy for the fit and kids) with beautiful wildflowers in mid-July and views along most of the trail. Photos of the series of waterfalls at trail's end don't do it justice. Plenty of water volume this year makes them all very picturesque. Also, we saw people wading in several side pools that looked safe and very tempting on a hot day.

The views are gorgeous. Loved this one! Lots of mountain bikers. Would do again!

Amazing views, moderate hike, Island lake is beautiful especially the inlet which carved a beautiful deep line into the granite almost like a slot canyon.

A beautiful loop, I recommend you take a lunch and hang out on some rocks to really enjoy it. Saw hundreds of flowering opuntia. This was fun to hike but I’ll have to bring a bike next time bc it looks like a mtn biker’s dream!

4 months ago

We really enjoyed this short hike. Great views all around and some nice shade in the forest. Call into the visitor center for good info on the area.

hiking
5 months ago

June 8: Began at Bruce’s Parking Lot, walking out about 1.5 miles, then returning. Profusion of wildflowers, essentially flat. A beautiful stroll.

walking
5 months ago

This was so fun for our family! Very enjoyable and beautiful!

on Island Lake Trail

fishing
5 months ago

Very crowded with too many stock animals. Great views. Easy trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful area with interesting rock formations. It is a state park so there is a daily fee. It was totally worth the $6.00 I spent to get in.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views of the Lake and some great deadfall. This is a game trail that is little hard to follow at times but easy enough area where you cannot lose your sense of direction. I’d definitely go back for a quiet picnic with the wife. Leave the kids and dog out next time. This is kind of a sweet spot for anyone with a sense of adventure.

hiking
6 months ago

If you like great photo ops with old trees, cliffs, birds, and lots of water you will LOVE this trail. Beautiful hike with minimal human activity and perfect for dog walking on a leash, our mini Aussie loved it as well.

It was a perfect walk with kids. They learned a lot and could run around and feed fish also. Beautiful view

Friday, August 25, 2017

History and a nice little hike. Nice view from the top, interesting to think a pioneer was up top of the rock 150 years ago. Nice facility to have packed lunch at (rest stop on Wyo 220)

backpacking
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

Loved everything.

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