Pole Creek Trail

Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming

Elevation Gain3,074ft
Trailhead Elevation9,358ft
Elevation Min/Max9358/10443ft
Elevation Start/End9358/9358ft

Pole Creek Trail

Pole Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Sublette County, Wyoming. It is within Bridger Wilderness Area and Bridger-Teton National Forest. It is 9.1 miles long and begins at 9,358 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 18.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,074 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Trails End Campground camp site and the Two Top Lakes and Two Top Lakes waters can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Surveyor Park Trail, Sweeny Creek Trail, Miller Lake Trail, Highline Trail and Seneca Lake Trail.

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"Following one of the most popular trails in the Wind Rivers, this trip leads through extensive forests, past meadows rich with wildflowers, and beyond ice-polished domes to timberline lakes near the foot of the lofty crest of the range. This trail offers the easiest and fastest means to access the alpine regions of the Bridger Wilderness, including incomparable Titcomb Basin, and so the route is heavily used by climbers, backpackers, and anglers who enjoy majestic alpine scenery at its finest." Read more
Hiking Wyoming’s Wind River Range - 3rd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Ben Adkison
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"After passing through largely uninspiring timberline terrain to Eklund Lake, the Pole Creek Trail then traverses a corrugated, glacier-carved landscape as it descends into the valley of Pole Creek, a major drainage in the central Wind Rivers. There are numerous destinations in the Pole Creek environs that make convenient base camps, including Cook Lakes, Wall Lake, Bald Mountain Basin, and Chain Lakes. All these waters, including Pole Creek, offer good fishing for a variety of trout species, as well as an abundance of fine camping areas. In this area you will find much to keep you busy, including a variety of cross-country excursions to high passes, remote lake basins, and Class 2 scrambles to the surrounding lofty peaks." Read more

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Trail Information

Bridger-Teton National Forest
Nearby City
Bridger Wilderness Area
Skill Level
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
Pinedale Ranger District, (307) 367-4326
Local Contacts
USGS: Fremont Lake North, Bridger Lakes, Fayette Lake, Fremont Peak South
Local Maps