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Hiking & Walking: Wyoming > Bridger-Teton National Forest > Big Piney Ranger District

Quick Facts

North Horse Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,240 Feet (2568.6 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 960 Feet (299.3 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,200 Feet (2867.8 Meters)
Length: 7.6 Miles (12.67 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 053
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Lookout Mountain, Hoback Peak




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General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: At the west end if the North Horse Creek Road #120.

TRAIL ENDS: At the Rim boundary, where it meets with the Hoback River Trail #131

ATTRACTIONS: Open park and forested slopes make this trail a pleasant ramble along North Horse Creek, with easy access to the Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail.

Directions from Big Piney: Travel north on Hwy. 189 to Daniel Junction. Turn west on State Hwy. 354 and continue to the Forest boundary on North Horse Creek Road. It becomes Forest Road #10389. Continue west to the end of the road and the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: July through October .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Connects to Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail and others.
Yes
ICON Cross-country Skiing
Yes
ICON Fishing
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking North Horse Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Connects to Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail and others.
Yes
ICON Hunting
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking
Yes
ICON Snowmobiling
Yes
ICON Snowshoeing
Yes



Related Activities
Grizzly Creek Trail - This trail leads from the Hoback River, up Grizzly Creek and down Silver Mine Creek to North Horse Creek and the North Horse Creek Trail #053.

Upper Hoback River Trail - This trail leads up the upper end of the Hoback River, linking to the North Horse Creek Trail #053. It leads through open meadows and a narrow steep canyon.

Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail - The remote backcountry of the 70-mile long Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail offers spectacular vistas, personal challenge and diverse terrain in a relatively unknown region.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Big Piney Ranger District, Highway 189, P.O. Box 218 , Big Piney, WY, 83113, Phone: 307-276-3375

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