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The Best Hiking in Dayton

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Top hiking spots in and near Dayton

  • Parkman, Wyoming

    Hike Tongue River Canyon

    8.8 mi / 830 ft gain
    Starting at the Tongue Canyon Campground, the trail meanders next to the river as the canyon walls get deeper and deeper. There are some pretty incredible limestone walls here, and the views along the canyon are excellent. Eventually you'll start to climb a bit more, away from the river and up in...
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  • Parkman, Wyoming

    Tongue River Canyon

    4.7 mi / 659 ft gain
    Tongue River Canyon is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Dayton, Wyoming.
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  • Dayton, Wyoming

    Steamboat Point

    1.68 mi / 538 ft gain
    Steamboat Point is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Dayton, Wyoming.
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  • Dayton, Wyoming

    Wolf Falls via Forest Route 186

    15.15 mi / 3461 ft gain
    Wolf Falls via Forest Route 186 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Dayton, Wyoming.
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  • Dayton, Wyoming

    Black Mountain Lookout Trail

    3.77 mi / 1017 ft gain
    Black Mountain Lookout Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Dayton, Wyoming.
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  • Sheridan, Wyoming

    Hike Soldier Ridge Trail

    8.2 mi
    This 4-mile (one-way) trail is a great spot just outside of town. The trail rolls gently with the hills and the views of the Bighorns and town are spectacular. I'd highly recommend stopping by for sunrise or sunset for some incredible light. It's great for a quick walk, run, or even mountain bike...
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  • Sheridan, Wyoming

    West Fork of Big Goose Creek

    11.61 mi / 2720 ft gain
    West Fork of Big Goose Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Big Horn, Wyoming.
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Sawmill Lakes

    2.25 mi / 354 ft gain
    Sawmill Lakes is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Wolf, Wyoming.
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Coney Creek Trail to Stull Lakes and Coney Lake

    7.44 mi / 807 ft gain
    Coney Creek Trail to Stull Lakes and Coney Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Wolf, Wyoming.
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Summit Blacktooth Mountain

    24 mi / 4000 ft gain
    To get to the Little Goose Trailhead make sure you have a vehicle capable of traveling over very rough terrain and big rocks and cross 3 creeks, one of which is about 50 feet wide and 2 feet deep. Four-wheel drive would be strongly recommended.  From the Little Goose Trailhead you will need to hi...
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Backpack to Highland Lake

    5.0
    16 mi / 1500 ft gain
    To get to Little Goose Trailhead take Red Grade Rd. west out of the little town on Bighorn for about 10 miles, then keep your eye out for FS Rd. 314 on the left, this you will follow until the road will eventually dead-end at the trailhead. There are a couple creek crossings and the road is prett...
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Stockwell Trail

    16.02 mi / 3425 ft gain
    Stockwell Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Story, Wyoming.
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Emerald Lake via Edelman Trail

    10.81 mi / 1929 ft gain
    Emerald Lake via Edelman Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Big Horn, Wyoming.
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Solitude Trail 038

    56.1 mi / 9104 ft gain
    Solitude Trail 038 is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Buffalo, Wyoming.
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Duncan Lake

    3.89 mi / 525 ft gain
    Duncan Lake is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Big Horn, Wyoming.
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  • Shell, Wyoming

    Beef Trail

    12.43 mi / 2428 ft gain
    Beef Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Greybull, Wyoming.
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