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Map Key

7.2

Miles

11.6

KM

Point to Point

9,398' 2,865 m

High

8,179' 2,493 m

Low

1,339' 408 m

Up

897' 273 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No fires over 9200'

Description

From the parking lot, the trail first passes through a mix of open field and sparse forest as it heads uphill. Soon you are in a mix of thick spruce/pine forest skipping up along loose cobbles.

After a short while, the trail visits an assortment of lily-filled alpine lakes only for you to arrive at Sherd Lake. Enjoy a moment at the lake before continuing through a mile of powerful incline until you arrive at Rainy Lake and the Willow Lake Trail. From here, you slowly begin to make your way down.

You'll first come to the open wetland of Otter Lake. Continue down an open ridge, and in a short while, you'll find the turnoff for Old Crow Lake Trail #090.

For the next couple miles, you pass through forest and a series of lakes until you come to a more open field of talus and scree. From here, enter an alpine field and pass South Fork Ponds Trail #095 and stay to the right. Re-enter the thick forest and a flat meandering trail will lead you to the parking lot.

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Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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Trail Rankings

#241

in Wyoming

#11,743

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Photos

Relaxing little spot at Her Lake
Mar 8, 2019 near Buffalo, WY
Sherd Lake
Aug 12, 2017 near Buffalo, WY
Some wildflowers and small creeks can be seen around this area!
Mar 8, 2019 near Buffalo, WY
Bare forest in the high country
Aug 12, 2017 near Buffalo, WY
Cute bridge along the way to She Lake
Mar 8, 2019 near Buffalo, WY
Bighorn Peak from Rainy Lake
Nov 16, 2019 near Buffalo, WY

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