Hike to Green Mountain Falls

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Hiking to Green Mountain Falls is an "off the radar" hidden gem along an uncrowded, aspen-lined trail. You may have tons of moose sightings (is this awesome? It is scary, but awesome). 

From Encampment, Wyoming, start driving up the scenic Battle Pass. You'll drive about 6 miles from town. Turn on FR 550 towards Hog Park Reservoir. Take a right at the sign for Green Mountain Falls Trailhead (it is a short, wooden sign--be on the lookout!).

There are a few options from here: you can either take a 4WD vehicle for 2 miles up to the official trailhead, or you can park your car and start the hike here. The road is not in good condition, and I would highly recommend just hiking it--it is super beautiful!

The 4WD road is 2 miles long and lined with aspen trees. You'll gain just a few hundred feet of altitude; it's a pretty gradual and easy hike. Soon you'll hit the official trailhead for Green Mountain Falls. It is well-marked. It will change from a road to a single track trail.

Stay on this well-marked trail for 1.6 miles until you reach the falls. You'll pass mountain views, marshy grassland (look for moose!) and burbling creeks. At 1.6 miles, you'll find Green Mountain Falls! The falls are a gradual but beautiful series of cascades.

Tips: Do the hike in the spring, where the falls will be more dramatic. By fall, without the runoff, they'll be much smaller. Also, after your hike, go eat at the Bear Trap in Riverside, Wyoming (pop. 59)! The Bear Trap is a classic Wyoming spot that will allow you to experience the local color.

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  • Bear bells (Bears do exist in the this area, but I would be way more concerned with moose, which are plentiful. If you're wary of spooking one, I would make noise and carry bells).
  • Water
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Activities:

Fitness, Hiking, Running, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

7.2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

120 Feet

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Romantic
Scenic
Swimming Hole
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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Added by Corinne White

I live on a ranch in Wyoming. I spend my days roping bulls, flyfishing for dinner, and riding into the sunset. Just kidding, I work in the ranch's office. But I try to do all that stuff in my spare time. 


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