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The Best Backpacking in Pinedale

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Top backpacking spots in and near Pinedale

  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Half Moon Lake to Camp on Fall Creek

    52.59 mi / 8015 ft gain
    Half Moon Lake to Camp on Fall Creek is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Pinedale, Wyoming.
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Winter Camping at Fremont Lake Overlook

    0.25 mi
    If this is your initiation into winter camping, make it a memorable one by overlooking the beautiful Fremont Lake.There are several spots no more than 200 yards out on the hills that overlook the lake, so take your pick, as I've never seen another soul camping here. The views are spectacular, and...
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Backpack to Green River Lakes, Wind River Range

    27 mi / 2100 ft gain
    DAY 1 - SPRING CREEK TH TO TRAPPER LAKEShuttle cars to park one vehicle at the Green River Lakes Trailhead (about 40 minutes outside of Pinedale, Wyoming) and return back to Pinedale to begin at the Spring Creek Trailhead. Begin hiking making your way to Trapper Lakes. There are several wonderful...
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Hike to the Crow’s Nest in the Wind River Range

    12 mi / 500 ft gain
    The Crow’s Nest sits just above Glimpse Lake in the Winds. It is best accessed from the most infrequently used trailhead in the range. To access the remote trailhead from Pinedale, take Jackson Street north toward Soda Lake Wildlife Management Area. It becomes an improved dirt road about a mile i...
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Elklund Lake via Pole Creek Trail

    10.89 mi / 1201 ft gain
    Elklund Lake via Pole Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Pinedale, Wyoming.
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Miller Lake, Upper Sweeney Lake, and Photographers Point Loop

    11.48 mi / 1388 ft gain
    Miller Lake, Upper Sweeney Lake, and Photographers Point Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Pinedale, Wyoming.
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Cook and Seneca Lakes

    30.71 mi / 4081 ft gain
    Cook and Seneca Lakes is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Pinedale, Wyoming.
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Backpack and Fly Fish the Wind River Range

    5.0
    Day 1: Hit the Elkhart trailhead. Get set up at Hobbs lake, do a little fishing, eat and turn in for the night.Day 2: Head out for Island Lake to set a base camp for the next few days. Keep an eye out for mountain storms and if you do catch as short one, be sure to take in the view. It's amazing!...
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Backpack the Pole Creek Trail, Wind River Range

    5.0
    18 mi / 2687 ft gain
    Backpacking in the Wind River Range Requires a permit, so make sure you go through the process of getting that before you set out on this adventure. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail... Getting to the trailhead from the town of Pinedale, WY, you drive to the east side of town and turn left onto Frem...
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Titcomb Lakes and Titcomb Basin via Pole Creek Trail, Seneca Lake Trail, and Indian Pass Trail

    29.62 mi / 3363 ft gain
    Titcomb Lakes and Titcomb Basin via Pole Creek Trail, Seneca Lake Trail, and Indian Pass Trail  is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Pinedale, Wyoming.
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Fremont Peak via Pole Creek Trail Loop

    36.58 mi / 7618 ft gain
    Fremont Peak via Pole Creek Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Pinedale, Wyoming.
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Seneca Lake Trail

    5.0
    18.4 mi / 2280 ft gain
    The Wind River Range is one of the best backpacking + climbing wildernesses in the lower 48. Seneca Lake is right at the beginning of some of the most spectacular high alpine climbing and backpacking routes. From the Elkhart trailhead parking lot, take the Pole Creek Trail directly adjacent to ...
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Photographers Point via Pole Creek Trail

    4.5
    9.26 mi / 1188 ft gain
    Begin at the main Elkhart Park parking area. Take the Pole Creek Trail directly adjacent to the restroom. You will follow this trail for approximately 4.5 miles through lodgepole pine forests and beautiful alpine parks. When you begin seeing large boulders and sheer rock walls, you are approac...
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Climb Fremont Peak via Southeast Buttress

    30 mi / 4350 ft gain
    The typical approach to the SE Buttress is from Indian Basin, probably because it is easier, provided you plan on going to Indian Basin anyway. However, if you plan on visiting Titcomb or climbing Gannett peak via Bonney Pass, I suggest approaching from Lower (Southern) Titcomb Lake. I thought it...
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Backpack to Titcomb Basin and Summit Gannett Peak

    5.0
    50 mi / 4000 ft gain
    If you are looking for a challenging hike in one of the most remote areas of the rocky mountains then this is the expedition for you. Starting near Pinedale, Wyoming in Elkhart Park you begin a 50 mile round trip that can include a summit of Gannett Peak. Starting elevation of the hike is near 8...
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  • Pinedale, Wyoming

    Elbow Lake in the Wind River Range

    2.0
    35.66 mi / 4357 ft gain
    Elkhart Park Trailhead; Wind River Range, WY. Pole Creek Trail->Seneca Lake Trail->Highline Trail->Elbow Lake This is an advanced 4 day out and back trip departing from the Elkhart Park Trailhead with two days of travel to Elbow Lake. As one of the most remote ranges in the country, th...
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