Kabell Lake

Mountain View, Wyoming

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Even though Kabell is a popular lake, campsites are scarce and heavy timber surrounds the shoreline. You may ask, “Why then is this lake so popular?” Probably because Kabell is the only lake within a day’s hiking distance (round-trip) that can be reached from the ever-popular Hoop Lake. To get to Kabell Lake, follow the trail from Hoop Lake 1.0 mile to Kabell Meadows. At the upper portion of the meadows, the trail forks to the south and southwest. From here, take the trail south a couple hundred yards up Kabell Ridge. A side trail then takes off to the southwest, ending at Kabell Lake. Angler usage is moderate for pan-size cutthroat trout. No decent camping areas are located in the lake vicinity, but a few wannabes with horse pasture exist along the outlet in the meadows to the north. There is spring water on the south side of the lake. You could see a lot of great country, eat lunch at the lake, fish a little, and be back at the campground before dark.

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"Even though Kabell is a popular lake, campsites are scarce and heavy timber surrounds the shoreline. You may ask, “Why then is this lake so popular?” Probably because Kabell is the only lake within a day’s hiking distance (round-trip) that can be reached from the ever-popular Hoop Lake.

To get to Kabell Lake, follow the trail from Hoop Lake 1.0 mile to Kabell Meadows. At the upper portion of the meadows, the trail forks to the south and southwest. From here, take the trail south a couple hundred yards up Kabell Ridge. A side trail then takes off to the southwest, ending at Kabell Lake. Angler usage is moderate for pan-size cutthroat trout. No decent camping areas are located in the lake vicinity, but a few wannabes with horse pasture exist along the outlet in the meadows to the north. There is spring water on the south side of the lake. You could see a lot of great country, eat lunch at the lake, fish a little, and be back at the campground before dark."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mountain View
Distance: 10.4
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 7 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 9,200 feet
Top Elevation: 10,300 feet
Local Contacts: Wasatch National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Fox Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Kabell Lake

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May 2018