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

14 days ago

FYI, the trailhead map call this a ‘moderate’ six mile hike, with 1000 ft elevation. Our AW said 4.6 miles out and back. Great flowers, and a cold lake!

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18 days ago

Lots of entertaining flowers, rocks, trees, views as you go along. Trail was a good workout but not too terrible. I wish I would have had ear muff and another layer or two so sitting by the lake was not so cold. I also wish the fork in the trail near the end was marked to take the left fork. I'm not sure where the right one goes.

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19 days ago

Nice,gorgeous hike. Huge variety of gorgeous wildflowers.(hiked early July) Fantastic for dogs.

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21 days ago

great easy trail with family or dogs. Lots of great scenery and wildflowers

Great trail with a beautiful lake and snow at the top.

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24 days ago

Beautiful the whole hike!

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27 days ago

Hiked it on June 24th and the snow was 99% gone...on the trail that is! Beautiful hike. Somewhat steep, so plan accordingly. At a good pace with several breaks, it takes 2-2.5 hours round trip.

We climbed this mountain may 28th!! We lost the trail due to snow and was almost on all fours do to how steep it was. The view is absolutely stunning but boy was it hard work.

1 month ago

We had gone way back when around July of last year--it was definitely one of the most beautiful hikes of our trip, with wildflowers everywhere. Being from the East Coast/Midwest area, it was a 'moderate' rather than easy hike for us with the elevation changes, but absolutely worth it!

I did this hike in June of 2016 with my wife. Instead of doing this trail out and back, we took the Old Pass Road To Teton Pass Trail back up to our starting trailhead..... approximately a 10 mile hike total. After descending from the high views, the trail carves through some of the neatest forest hiking we have ever seen.

Very muddy right now, but great trail through nice terrain, and a cool lake at the end!

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10 months ago

Great scenery, variable terrain from woods to meadow, some elevation climb but also many level areas. Beautiful wild flowers all along the trail. Definitely on my recommended list! Bring picnic lunch to the lake, then explore beyond and above the lake itself.

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10 months ago

Easy Trail, lots of wild flowers!

11 months ago

Steep up and precarious down. Great views when it isn't fire season.

Short and sweet!

mountain biking
11 months ago

Very nice ride. Some heavy breathing at first. I wish the trail would be longer at the top.

on Ski Lake Trail

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Friday, July 21, 2017

just finished hiking this trail and gave it a 5 start because the wild flowers are at peak and amazing!!

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Friday, July 14, 2017

What a view. Went early June and it was covered with snow. No snowshoes needed due to snow pac. one of the best views yet. It may take effort and many breaks but it is worth it at the top. Recommended that you bring a sled to to get down fast!

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Awesome views and the perfect length for a morning hike before work or after.

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Forest service calls this a "moderate" hike of three miles each way, so there are some discrepancies with the description. Essentially 1000 feet elevation gain over that distance, at times quite steep. But beautiful, with wildflowers working their way into bloom. There are three steam crossings, two of them involving logs, one of those not flattened. The third has a nice bridge. On a sunny Sunday morning, there were dozens making the hike, many with dogs.y

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

May 2nd completed. Lots of snow.

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Monday, November 07, 2016

It is uphill and hard for sure! Took us about an hour and a half to get up to the top, but the view was breathtaking! Worth it! I would totally do it again!

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

I couldn't find much of anything about this hike so I wasn't sure what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised when it was all said and done. I would suggest making it a loop going up the Taylor Mountain trail outside of Driggs to the top of Taylor Mountain, connecting onto the Coal Creek Trail, and returning via the Moose Creek Trail. The hike up Taylor mountain is steep uphill with some great high mountain meadows and virtually no-one else. This part of the hike gets a 10 for solitude. I did not see another person until we were descending Taylor Mountain at 3.5 hours in. As you are getting somewhat close to the top of Taylor Mountain the trail disappears in a meadow. Just traverse the meadow going roughly NE towards a scree and boulder pile. As you approach the boulder pile you will see the trail to your right ascending into the trees. The view from Taylor Mountain is great, it's steep down from there to coal creek and down coal creek for the most part. When you connect on to Moose Creek you have to cross it and it was half way to my knee in early September. Bring something to cross the creek with and it will be no problem. You can make some good time going down Moose Creek back to the Trail head. There are better views on hikes but you can't beat the solitude so it gets 5 stars for me and I'll definitely be doing this again.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

This hike is a challenge no doubt- but the view from the top has to be one of the best views I've seen.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

We did this hike but went up to Phillips pass. Couldn't find that hike so I figured I add it to here. Its about 8.5 miles round trip.
beautiful hike with plenty of flowers. Locals said we missed the bloom by two weeks.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

Long and hard day's hike, down and back up top. Great views. Abundant wildlife and wild flowers. Stop at crystal blue pond midway to cool off your feet.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

This hike is definitely worth the 1.6 miles to the top. It's straight up and not meant for sissys haha. When I went, my friend and his girlfriend gave up a half mile into it at the big rock which is also kind of a nice view. I was a real man and went to the top and ate my lunch up in the clouds (you are nearly 10,000 ft in the air). Great hike. Going to do it again when I find a friend manly enough to go to the top. If you're in the same boat as me, give me a call (208)-709-0804. I'll hike it with ya.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Good early season trail. But why Out and back? Just follow the trail down to the Connection to Phillips Canyon. (And drop off a car at one end).

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Good trails from coal creek but difficult in july once you hit the taylor mountain saddle and drop into taylor basin. Stay North on ridge line for easiest navigation across snowfield and circle around and drop into basin staying up in basin .and look for cairns and exit through west side of basin's ridge. Get water in Main Basin or next basin to west.Limited after that as you drop into forest.( saw a black bear here).
Camped in Main Basin with nice views to the north. Trail searching gets easier as you continue down.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I hiked this trail just a couple of weeks ago. It is short, just over a mile to the top, but very steep. Trekking poles are very helpful. It begins at the top of the Teton Pass so you are at a higher elevation when you begin. This is a great hike for training for high elevation mountain hiking. The view to the north from the top is unique in that the Tetons are superimposed on each other. You can pick out the South, Middle and the Grand, if you know those peaks, in the distance from the summit. There were beautiful wildflowers, beautiful views, and there are some interesting huge snorkel like things for avalanche control in Glory Bowl close to the top. I will do it again. It also leads to the Teton Crest Trail which I look forward to exploring another time.

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