Willow Flats to Second Creek Jackson Lake Lodge

Jackson Lake, Wyoming

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The hike to Second Creek starts at Jackson Lake Lodge and leads through the wildlife habitat of Willow Flats, a large marshy area with ponds and meadows. The area is frequented by moose, deer, elk, beaver, and coyotes. The trail follows a service road through stands of aspen, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, spruce, and cottonwood trees. There are two stream crossings and spectacular views of the Teton Range.

Willow Flats to Second Creek: Jackson Lake Lodge Professional Review and Guide

"The hike to Second Creek starts at Jackson Lake Lodge and leads through the wildlife habitat of Willow Flats, a large marshy area with ponds and meadows. The area is frequented by moose, deer, elk, beaver, and coyotes.

The trail follows a service road through stands of aspen, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, spruce, and cottonwood trees. There are two stream crossings and spectacular views of the Teton Range."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Jackson Lake
Distance: 4.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2.5 hours
Local Contacts: Bridger Teton National Forest
Local Maps: USGS: Two Ocean Lake • Adventure Maps: Jackson Hole
Driving Directions: Directions to Willow Flats to Second Creek: Jackson Lake Lodge

Recent Trail Reviews

1/2/2007
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We tried to cross country ski into this hot spring on December 31st 2006, and have a few suggestions for anyone attempting this. Firstly, the trail is actually 10 miles each way (over 20 miles round trip), which means you have to be a pretty good skier to get there. Although it's not very steep, the heavy snow mobile traffic means all ski tracks are obliterated as quickly as their made. You have to ski in snow mobile track the whole way, while being buzzed by snow machines the entire time. There was snowmobile traffic along the entire route, and we didn't actually make it the whole way. We turned around after about 8 miles, just because we were running out of daylight. The trail itself was very nice, rolling hills, with a mountain vista in the background. I would recommend it, however, if you go in winter, you will want to rent a snow mobile. Alternativly, make sure you're a good skier who can keep a good pace to get there with enough time to ski out before sundown. Damian Poltz



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May 2018