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 (Hike 39). 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).
"A day hike or easy overnight trip"
--Ron Adkison and Ben Adkison, Hiking Wyoming’s Wind River Range (Falcon Guides).
Trial is easy and the destination of lake louise is a rewarding mountain lake. The road is easily accessable and we were able to make it in a small FWD vehicle. Great little hike. We were rained and hailed on during this hike and we were able to find adaquate shelter to hide and keep dry.
An easy in and out. The trail is well maintained and for the most part follows the creek all the way up. The view at the end of the trail is a true alpine lake experience. Plenty of bushwacking opportunities around the lake after the maintained trail ends upon arrival.
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