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

Quick Facts

Haystack Fork Trail (Haystack Fork to Lightning Creek)

Beginning Elevation: 7,600 Feet (2369.1 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate (route finding required)
Elevation Gain: 400 Feet (124.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,200 Feet (2244.4 Meters)
Length: 4.5 Miles (7.5 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 3091
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Mt. Leidy; Green Mountain; Upper Slide Lake; Grizzly Lake

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: 2 miles up Haystack Fork Trail

TRAIL ENDS: Mouth of Lightning Creek

ATTRACTIONS: This trail has access to Slate Creek Drainage and various tributaries.

Directions from Jackson: Follow Hwy. 191 north to Gros Ventre road and make a right. Follow Gros Ventre road past the bridge at Crystal Creek roughly 0.75 miles to Slate Creek road. Turn left and proceed another 1.5 miles to a river. Either ford here or access trail via route paralleling north bank of river from west side of bridge at Red Hills (add an additional 2.5 miles if starting from bridge). Trail begins about 2 miles up Haystack Fork Trail.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Haystack Fork Trail (Haystack Fork to Lightning Creek)
ICON Horseback Riding

Related Activities
Crystal Creek Campground - This campground is located northeast of Jackson, along the Gros Ventre River, above Lower Slide Lake. Nearby fishing and hiking is available.

Haystack Fork Trail (Haystack Fork to Dry Dallas C - This trail has access to Slate Creek Drainage and various tributaries. It begins up the Haystack Fork of Slate Creek Trail and ends at Dry Dallas Creek.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Jackson Ranger District, 140 E. Broadway, P.O. Box 1689 , Jackson, WY, 83001, Phone: 307-739-5400


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