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Hiking & Walking: Wyoming > Bridger-Teton National Forest > Greys Rivers Ranger District

Quick Facts

Way Trail

Beginning Elevation: 6,240 Feet (1945.1 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 3,700 Feet (1153.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,640 Feet (2693.3 Meters)
High Point: 9,290 Feet (2895.9 Meters)
Length: 49 Miles (81.67 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 079
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Deer Creek; Man Peak; Rock Lake Peak; Park Creek; Box Canyon Creek; Poison Meadows




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General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: About 1/2 mile up Murphy Creek Road #10002.

TRAIL ENDS: At the end of Poison Creek Road #10217A.

ATTRACTIONS: This is an old trail that parallels the Greys River at an intermediate altitude along the east side of the Salt River Range. It provides access to many camping spots, scenic views and hunting areas, it can also be accessed via any of the forest system trails leading west from the Greys River road.

NOTE: The Way Trail follows old logging roads along some of the route, is poorly marked in places and has some very steep grades. The trail is open to motorized trail vehicles from North Three Forks Creek to the Poison Creek Road.

Directions from Alpine: To North End: Travel southeast on Greys River Road #10138 to Murphy Creek Road #10002. Go west on Murphy Creek Road about 1/2 mile. The trail follows old logging road that leads left across Murphy Creek, not signed.

Directions from Alpine: To South End: Travel southeast on Greys River Road #10138 to Poison Creek Road #10217. Go west on Poison Creek Road and continue to the end of road #10217A. The trail leads north into Poison Creek.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Note: The trail is open to motorized trail vehicles from North Three Forks Creek to the Poison Creek Road.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Way Trail
Yes
ICON Stock Packing Note: The trail is open to motorized trail vehicles from North Three Forks Creek to the Poison Creek Road.
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Note: The trail is open to motorized trail vehicles from North Three Forks Creek to the Poison Creek Road.
Yes
ICON Hunting The trail is open to motorized trail vehicles from North Three Forks Creek to the Poison Creek Road.
Yes
ICON ATV Riding The trail is open to motorized trail vehicles from North Three Forks Creek to the Poison Creek Road.
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding The trail is open to motorized trail vehicles from North Three Forks Creek to the Poison Creek Road.
Yes



Related Activities
Bear Creek Trail - This trail crosses the scenic Salt River Range, from Bear Creek over to Willow Creek.

Cabin Creek Peak Trail - Attractions along this trail include the Cabin Creek Peak Fire Lookout, and an excellent view of surrounding mountain ranges from Cabin Creek Peak.

Corral Creek Trail - This trail can access Corral Creek Lake, a very popular camping and fishing spot. It also accesses several other trails in the area.

Covey Cutoff Trail - This trail was one of the original routes between the Star Valley and the Greys River. The trail is open to motorized trail vehicles.

Elk Creek Trail - This trail leads from Forest Park, along the Greys River, to the Swift Creek Trail. Attractions include the Salt River Range and Rock Lake Peak.

Lake Barstow Trail - This trail leads to Lake Barstow, which is a popular, picturesque fishing and picnicking spot.

Mink Creek Trail - This trail begins at the mouth of Mink Creek on Greys River Road. It provides access to the Way Trail.

Murphy Creek Campground - Murphy Creek Campground has 10 sites. It is located along the Greys River, southeast of Alpine, about two miles south of Lynx Creek Campground.

North Crow Creek Trail - This trail provides access to Crow Creek Lakes and the scenic Salt River Range.

Pearson Creek Trail - This short trail leads from Moose Flat Campground, on Greys River Road, to the Way Trail.

Prater - Murphy Creek Trail - This trail leads into the scenic Salt River Range. The head of Murphy Creek is very picturesque.

Spring Creek Trail - This long trail begins just south of Fairview. Spring Creek is a fairly gentle stream with numerous beaver dams, thick willows and good fishing.

White Creek Trail - This trail leads up White Creek to eventually link with the Strawberry Creek Trail #084.

Willow Creek Trail - This trail leads from Willow Creek, into the scenic Salt River Range, to link to the Bear Creek Trail on the Greys River side of the Range.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Greys River Ranger District, 125 Washington, P.O. Box 338 , Afton, WY, 83110, Phone: 307-886-3166

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