Lake Louise Trail

Fitzpatrick Wilderness Area, Wyoming

Distance1.6mi
Elevation Gain1,219ft
Trailhead Elevation7,848ft
Top8,456ft
Elevation Min/Max7848/8456ft
Elevation Start/End7848/7848ft

Lake Louise Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: New Glacier Trail.

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."

"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."

"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."

Lake Louise Trail Reviews

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7/11/2018
This trail isn't too difficult and seeing the lake at the end is definitely worth the trip. There's one rocky section just before the lake but it's short. The lake is a nice spot to sit and relax and take photos of the scenery. You may also get to see some local wildlife like deer and elk. Just be wary there's bears around as well!
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7/8/2018
I have done this hike both as a day hike and as a 1 night backpacking trip, it is a nice hike with a spectacular view once you arrive at the lake. I did get stormed on for 4 hours the night I spent up there last summer and it was a bit scary since you are up fairy high in elevation. I would totally recommend this hike though for anyone looking for a fun day hike.
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7/6/2011
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.
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8/8/2006
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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Trail Information

Fitzpatrick Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Fitzpatrick Wilderness Area
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Camping
Additional Use
Views
Features
Wind River Ranger District (307) 455-2466
Local Contacts
Shoshone National Forest south half visitor map; USGS: Torrey Lake, Simpson Lake. Also, Earthwalk Press's Northern Wind River Range
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Nov 2018