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Trout Lake Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (8)

A short lollipop trail, out and around Trout Lake.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Point to Point

6,969' 2,124 m

High

6,778' 2,066 m

Low

203' 62 m

Up

12' 4 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · Views

Family Friendly Although the trail has a slight uphill to get to the lake, it isn't too challenging and children will enjoy the loop around the lake.

Description

This is a short and steep lollipop hike to a beautiful mountain lake. It features a relatively steep grade up to the lake, but not impassable for kids. The trail levels out around the lake shore. After recent rains, this part of the trail can get muddy. The inlet stream is a good place to see trout during spawning season.

Flora & Fauna

River otters, trout, osprey.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kari Symington

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 8 votes

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in Tower

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in Tower

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in Wyoming

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Photos

Trout Lake in Yellowstone National Park.
Sep 9, 2015 near Tower J…, WY
Trout Lake in Yellowstone National Park. with permission from Ralph Maughan
Mar 11, 2016 near Tower J…, WY

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Jun 24, 2020
Richard W
Good short hike. Rained while we were there. Saw trout spawning up the creek on the right side of the lake (oriented from the parking lot)
Sep 5, 2019
Nikki Ford
Aug 18, 2019
Brian L
1.5mi
Jul 25, 2019
Josh Ott
0.9mi — 1h 00m
Jul 25, 2019
Dan Fem
Jul 13, 2019
Doug Price
1h 20m
Jun 16, 2019
jeff nye
Aug 27, 2018
Paul Hoffmann
Excellent hike to a beautiful lake. Not hard after getting up the initial hill. Easy walk around the lake with amazing views all around.