Sherd Lake Loop Trail #046
ElevationAscent: 1,339' 408 m
Descent: -897' -273 m
High: 9,398' 2,865 m
Low: 8,179' 2,493 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“The main trail that visits the mountain lakes.”— Russell Hobart
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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Land Manager: USFS - Bighorn National Forest Office