Four Bear Trail

Cody, Wyoming

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Located 18 miles west of Cody or 25 miles east of the Yellowstone National Park east entrance, south of the Rattlesnake Mountains, northwest of Buffalo Bill Reservoir on the North Fork of the Shoshone River, and near the southwest corner of the North Absaroka Wilderness Area. An intriguing day hike into convoluted, lower-elevation, badlands-type country.
Hiking Wyoming

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Hiking Wyoming

by Bill Hunger (Falcon Guides)

Located 18 miles west of Cody or 25 miles east of the Yellowstone National Park east entrance, south of the Rattlesnake Mountains, northwest of Buffalo Bill Reservoir on the North Fork of the Shoshone River, and near the southwest corner of the North Absaroka Wilderness Area. An intriguing day hike into convoluted, lower-elevation, badlands-type country.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cody
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 1,902 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Local Contacts: Cody BLM Resource Area (307) 587-2216
Local Maps: This is a brand new trail and it does not appear on any maps. The visitor map for the Shoshone National Forest's north half shows the ownership patterns (lots of private land here). USGS: Jim Mountain, Logan Mountain. The Cody BLM resource office can produce a copy of where the trail sits on the map.
Driving Directions: Directions to Four Bear Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/20/2010
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I decided to start my spring with a short 10 mile hike. The weather was cool at about 25 with a wind from the wsw of about 15mph. The sun was shinning and promised to be a beautiful day. The first 2 miles of the hike is over open terrain following behimd several ranches. The trail markings are few and far between. At about 2.5 miles you start a small climb of about 500 feet for about a mile. You cross a creek several times with some of the hike in the stream bed, this is because the mountains walls are straight and smooth towering above you on both sides. At about 3.5 mile mark you start the steep climb to the top, a gain of about 2000 feet in 2 miles, the trail is carved into the side of the mountain, with spectacular views along the way, there are a lot of kodak moments. The trail levels out near the top and continues on for serveral more miles, eventually connecting to the Dead Indian Trail. You must decied as to when you want to turn around. I would recommend this hike. Remmeber to take along plenty of water and snacks. Also this Bear country, so do not forget the bear spray ( I recommend UDAP Brand ) and a bell for your pack. Happy Hiking..



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