Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

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4 days ago

Beautiful hike. There is a creek crossing, so be prepared for that. Wildflowers and the occasional patch of snow made the hike even more interesting.

backpacking
2 months ago

Great overnight hike and camping by Moose Lake. Very scenic lake with trout. The Tetons are not visible from this trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Nearly every step of this trail is paved with wildflowers. The sound of the creek rushing past and the iconic peak of the grand Teton ahead, I'd be surprised if another trail of similar difficulty in the area truly outshines Moose Meadows. While the trail gains a bit of elevation, it's fairly short, so an eager hiker could squeeze it in before leaving town or a more leisurely group could take it easily and enjoy the views without really breaking a sweat. There were many, many spots that looked like the perfect place to set up camp along the trail. Perhaps my favorite quality of all this trail had to offer is it's peacefulness. As moose meadows is outside of GTNP, we only encountered a handful of other hikers or backpackers when we hiked the trail on a very high volume day for GTNP and the surrounding area for viewing direct totality of the solar eclipse. This was truly a fantastic place to enjoy the solitude of the outdoors--and if you really want this to be the Best Day Ever, I recommend stopping at Moo's ice cream on the way back and enjoying it riverside behind the Bagels shop next door.

Spectacular flowers, no bugs on our trip. Hardly any others on trail. Best wildflowers we saw during our week of hiking.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Very good. A bit hard, but really good.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Hiked to the Coal Creek Meadows today with the family. All of my kids made it up and down without too many problems. The trail is fairly steep. It climbs 1700ft. in 2.5 miles. The only other problem we had was the bugs. If you do this hike, make sure you have bug spray.

I really wish we had been able to get to the top of the pass, but today was not the day.

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).

hiking
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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