Hessie Lake

Mountain View, Wyoming 82939

Hessie Lake

Hessie Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Expect heavy weekend pressure at this popular lake. Several well-used camping areas are found along the east and south sides of the lake. However, firewood is limited. Heavily timbered shorelines make fly-casting difficult, and for some reason cutthroat trout are quite skeptical. But by late evening, the fish become a little hungry and not so particular.

This heavily timbered lake lies at the base of a rocky point in the East Fork of Smiths Fork Drainage. Access starts at the south side of China Meadows Campground. Take the East Fork trail 3.5 miles south to the Henrys Fork Trail junction. Then head east toward Henrys Fork 2.0 miles to the Hessie Lake turnoff. Travel another 0.25 mile west and you’ll be at Hessie Lake."

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Trail Information

Mountain View
Nearby City
1,200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
7.5 hours
9,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,600 feet
Top Elevation
Wasatch National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Bridger Lake, Mt. Powell
Local Maps

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Dec 2018