Long Lake, Trails 047 and 091

Buffalo, Wyoming 82834

Long Lake, Trails 047 and 091

Long Lake, Trails 047 & 091 Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Most approach this hike from the Circle Park Trailhead and Sherd Lake, but this route is a less crowded option. The hike offers a visual reminder of the regrowth after a ?re, in this case the Lost Fire of 1988. For folks that remember the Lost Fire of 1988, this trail hikes into the heart of the burned area.

Now some 30 years removed from the blaze, the trees are growing straight and tall. Lodgepole pine is dependent on fire, and this area continues to be a healthy and productive ecosystem. Elk especially benefit from the cover lodgepole pine stands provide. The lightly used trail can be a bit dicffi ult to follow through the heart of the wet meadow as it rock-hops across Sawmill Creek. The trail continues to climb as it travels past living pines and dead snags standing tall. With breaks in the canopy, you’ll see the rounded peaks of the Bighorn Mountains, with Ant Hill standing apart."

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Trail Information

Buffalo
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.0
Distance
1,005 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Bighorn National Forest, 2013 Eastside 2nd St., Sheridan, WY 82801, (307) 674-2600, www.fs.usda.gov/bighorn
Local Contacts
USDA Forest Service Bighorn National Forest, National Geographic Trails Unlimited 720 Cloud Peak Wilderness, USGS Hunter Mesa, USGS Lake Angeline
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018