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Quick Facts

Upper Hoback River Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,760 Feet (2419.0 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to More Difficult
Difficulty: Easy to Most Difficult
Elevation Gain: 1,440 Feet (448.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,200 Feet (2867.8 Meters)
Length: 7.8 Miles (13.0 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 131
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Hoback Peak

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: At the west end of Forest Road #30700 (Hoback River Road).

TRAIL ENDS: At the west end of North Horse Creek Trail #053.

ATTRACTIONS: Along this trail there are open meadows a narrow steep canyon and a large beaver pond surrounded by high game-filled mountains. Ample water all along, and some grazing, especially at the junction with the Cliff Creek Trail. Good camping spots at the beginning and at the junction with the Cliff Creek Trail.

Directions from US Hwy. 191-189: About 5 miles southeast of Hoback Guard Station turn south on the Hoback River Road. Go west to the end of this road (Forest Road #30700) and the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Connects to the North Horse Creek Trail #053. Good camping spots near the trailhead and at the junction with the Cliff Creek Trail.
ICON Fishing
ICON Hiking & Walking Upper Hoback River Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Connects to the North Horse Creek Trail #053.
ICON Hunting

Related Activities
Cliff Creek Trail - This trail leads up Cliff Creek to the Upper Hoback River Trail #131. It accesses one of the districts prettiest waterfalls.

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.

Highline Trail - This trail leads from Bondurant Creek to the Upper Hoback Trail #131. The Highline offers some of the most scenic views on the district.

North Horse Creek Trail - 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.

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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