Explore the most popular State Parks in Wyoming with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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

7 months ago

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)

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

Loved everything.

Took the family on a morning hike. It's a decent paved trail with a number of signs detailing the wildlife that hikers can be on the lookout for. Kids enjoyed treating the signs like a scavenger hunt. Seems like a great trail for a morning run, and I'm certain I'd use it for that purpose if I lived in the area.

10 months ago

Great starter trail for the year. Highly suggest

11 months ago

unique walking trail, swimming at the hot springs with the kids is always a favorite to do!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Nice trek. There is no official trail or loop called Crystal Lake Reservoir Loop. Instead, this course uses a few trails. Suggest getting a map at headquarters or studying carefully the map at Volin TH - that's where you'll want to start/end this beautiful easy to moderate hike.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

I really like the trail - it has some great scenery and the trail is very well maintained. It was just a little rough because it was really windy! On a nice day, I'm sure it would be a 5 star, enjoyable day hike.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Monday, November 28, 2016

Great for history, fun break on a long drive. Hiking to the top offer great views.

trail running
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Simple trail run, I branched off and hiked the near by peak

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Very fun !! Great views !!!

good stroll ,paved guy might catch some trout

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A great easy hike. Recommend it to everyone that is traveling I 80 through there and need a break. Especially truckers with the pilot truck stop being right there.

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

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ahhhh. 20 minutes to wilderness.

trail running
Monday, March 02, 2015

Great trail for truck drivers that run. My wife and I park at the Pilot Travel Center, I-80 exit #6, go south under the interstate to access the trail near one of the restrooms. Flat paved surface, well maintained, with exercise equipment near the fishing ponds.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Nice, easy trail with beautiful views of Laramie Peak. Most of the time the trail is very well groomed and visible there are occasional spots with lots of tumbleweed build up. we hike this trail year round!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Growing up in Lander I tell everyone that you need to go up to the falls. It's an easy hike compared to most of the Winds but you won't be disappointed. Try it in the winter!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A nice, laid back trail. I would hike it again....it's a beginner trail and good if you're not yet used to the altitude. I started at the trail head at the Popo Agie campground.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Went out the day after Christmas (2013). Weather between 30-40 degrees. As a newbie, I managed to get off track on the outbound leg, following a snowmobile path that took me at least a half-mile out of the way, and which dumped me out on a highway above Bruce's Parking Area, the designated "turnaround" point. Caused this flatlander to have to climb 1000+' in altitude, instead of the gentle 600' I was expecting.
Paid more attention on the flat return. Beautiful, snow-covered walk. If you do it RIGHT, it's a nice, easy dayhike.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I hike these trails nearly every day. The park has opened up several new areas this July 2013 as well. Most trails are easy, but if you prefer there are also some steeper areas. Hiking the hill is well worth your time and provide some great views. Always stay alert and keep watch for all the moose that live in the park. I take friends and family to these trails frequently and everyone seems to love it as much as I do. In winter, some of the trails are even groomed for cross country skiing. As a note: The Bear River State Park connects to the Bear River Greenway/Riverwalk (or as locals refer to it, The Ponds). It's about 1.25 miles each way to walk between the two, and it takes you right under the I-80 overpass. It has a nice sidewalk and is generally maintained even in Wyoming's long winter season.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Great place to use as a base camp to explore/climb Titcomb Basin, Indian Pass or climb some of the surrounding peaks.

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.

Friday, May 24, 2013

This was a excellent hike first thing in the morning. We started at the Bruces Trailhead and shot straight up to the Falls. The spring runoff made this quie a sight to see. Warnings had been posted first halfmile due to a kill close to trail. After the Falls we looped to the North and came across the ridges until we found a nice spot to come back down to the road. Awesome area, I can't wait to bring the whole family up here. The Sinks visitors center was a great plae to visit as well.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I took the Middle Fork Trail head near Bruce's picnic area. This trail is just beyond Sinks Canyon State Park. I am new to the area and hope I do not confuse anyone. But, this was a good starter trail if you are not used to the altitude. The whole trail was not oped at the time I did it. But being adventurous, I looped up behind the falls and found an old standing Teepee next to the river from there I went up the top of ridge behind the falls.(this is where I ran into the Moose), but it was worth it for the back country views of the rest of the range. Enjoyed it a lot!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I have hiked this trail numerous times and I have seen several deer, moose, and pronghorn on the trails. They also have elk and buffalo viewing area that is enclosed with year round viewing.

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