Lake Vernon

Cooke City, Montana 59020

Lake Vernon

Lake Vernon Professional Review and Guide

"An easy day hike to two forested lakes. Lake Vernon is a great choice for a day hike with small children. The entire trail is well maintained and easy to follow. It passes through a rich, unburned forest, and there are no major climbs. Keep a sharp eye out for moose, especially in the big meadow just before Lillis Lake.

The trail doesn’t have abundant drinking water, so bring an extra bottle. Like all trails in this area, mosquitoes can be bothersome, especially early in the summer. To reach Lake Vernon, take Trail 3 from the Clarks Fork Trailhead for about 1.2 miles to a well-signed junction with Trail 565 to Lake Vernon."

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Trail Information

Cooke City
Nearby City
5
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
USGS Fossil Lake; RMS Cooke City– Cutoff Mountain; and at least 1 wilderness- wide map
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Jul 2018