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

Quick Facts

Eagle Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,560 Feet (2668.3 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult to Most difficult
Elevation Gain: 720 Feet (224.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,280 Feet (2892.8 Meters)
Length: 4.3 Miles (7.17 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 058
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Mount Schidler , Triple Peak




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General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: On South Cottonwood Creek Road #10050, about 3 miles west of the Soda Lakes road closure gate.

TRAIL ENDS: on the east side of North Piney Meadows, on North Piney Creek Trail, #059.

ATTRACTIONS: Though steep and traveling through an avalanche zone, this trail leads to a high, bare pass with good views and abundant wildlife. The only opportunity for water and grazing is at either end of the trail. The terminus is in North Piney Meadows.

Directions from Big Piney: Travel north on US Hwy. 191-189 about 13 miles to the North Cottonwood Cr./South Cottonwood Cr. sign. Follow signs to North Cottonwood Creek (#10125) and 1/2 mile east of the Forest boundary on road #10125, turn south onto the South Cottonwood road # 10050, and continue to the fork. Bear right crossing the creek, then bear left until you pass through the clear-cut. Just before the road ends, there is a range pole on the south side of the road, which is the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Eagle Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding
Yes
ICON Hunting
Yes



Related Activities
North Piney Creek Trail - This trail has broad parks, easy walking, good fishing and hunting. It links to the Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail.

So. Fk. of So. Cottonwood Trail - This trail offers quick access into the high country via a steep rocky trail passing through a narrow canyon. Menace Falls is the trail highlight.



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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