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Trout Lake Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (10)

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 10 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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Jul 8, 2021
Rachel Yazbeck
Sep 4, 2020
Justin Zinke
Amazing quiet little lake. Highly recommend doing this hike in the morning. Gives great reflections of the mountains on the lake.
Aug 4, 2020
Deacon Klemme
Couldn't go all the way around due to a Moose eating in the lake. It was really nice up there. The first 1/4 mile sucks going up. But it's worth it. 1.2mi
Jul 27, 2020
Jami Rekar
Jul 12, 2020
Brian L
1mi
Jul 2, 2020
Chris Gegg
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