Summit Lake

Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Wyoming

Elevation Gain2,581ft
Trailhead Elevation8,563ft
Elevation Min/Max7280/8633ft
Elevation Start/End8563/8562ft

Summit Lake

Summit Lake is a hiking trail in Wyoming and Idaho. It is within Yellowstone National Park and Caribou-Targhee National Forest. It is 17.0 miles long and begins at 8,563 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 32.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,581 feet. The OE1 camp site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: National Forest Development Road 078 Trail, Oe1 and Mystic Falls Trail.

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Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"This is a strenuous day hike or overnighter on a seldom-hiked route. From the parking area, cross the Firehole River on a sturdy bridge and follow the Biscuit Basin Boardwalk around to the right until you reach the Little Firehole Meadows Trail at the west end. Watch for this trail, which heads west off the boardwalk. The junction isn’t well marked, and it’s easy to miss the turnoff and continue on the boardwalk. The first 0.3 mile of the trail after the boardwalk is also the well-defined and well-used trail to Mystic Falls. Then you come to two junctions. Go left (southwest) at both unless you want to take a short side trip to Mystic Falls." Read more

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Trail Information

Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Nearby City
Yellowstone National Park
Trails Illustrated Old Faithful; USGS Old Faithful and Summit Lake
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Dec 2018