Lake Louise Trail is a hiking trail in Fremont County, Wyoming. It is within Fitzpatrick Wilderness Area. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 7,848 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,219 feet. Along the trail there is grass.
Lake Louise Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Located 14 miles southeast of Dubois, in the northeast section of the Wind River Range. A shorter day hike to a pretty, serene, cliff-encompassed lake. Overnight camping is an enjoyable option. This little hike often serves as a primer to the long Glacier Trail/Gannett Peak hike.
It allows folks to test their boots or firm their muscles a bit before undertaking a rather colossal mountain trail. But Lake Louise also affords a great introduction to and escape into the rocky northern-most corner of the Wind Rivers. Short doesn’t necessarily mean easy. The first 0.4 mile of trail switchbacks steeply uphill. Here the Whiskey Mountain Trail branches to the northwest."
--Bill Hunger, Hiking Wyoming (Falcon Guides).
"A shorter day hike to pretty and serene, cliff-encompassed Lake Louise (8,600 feet). Overnight camping is an enjoyable option. The lake offers excellent fishing in a deep lake. A hot fire charred the valley above this lake in 1976, and the natural forest regeneration is interesting to witness. The hike is located approximately 14 miles southeast of Dubois, in the northeast section of the Wind River Range."
--Russ Schneider, editor, Best Hikes along the Continental Divide (Falcon Guides).
"You don’t have to be a dedicated long-distance backpacker to enjoy a beautiful rockbound lake in the Wind River backcountry. Lake Louise, just 2.1 miles from the Trail Lake Trailhead, is accessible to anyone willing to spend a few hours walking along a scenic trail.
The trip traverses a diversity of landscapes, ranging from the desertlike trailhead area to cool forests and ice-sculpted canyon walls that rise more than 2,000 feet above the lake. Add good fishing to the inspiring setting of the lake, and you have a rewarding hike that will satisfy novice and veteran hikers alike. Expect plenty of company along this trail; it is heavily used throughout the summer."
--Ben Adkison, Hiking Wyoming’s Wind River Range - 3rd Edition (Falcon Guides).
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