Poacher Lake, Trail 038 Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Poacher Lake Trail is the western segment of the Solitude Loop Trail (Trail 038) that rings the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Poacher Lake lies between Trail 059 (access from Lower Paint Rock Lake Trailhead) and Trail 062 (access from Hyatt Cow Camp, Battle Park Trailhead, or West Tensleep Lake Trailhead).
This trail is the southwestern link of the Solitude Loop Trail (Trail 038), but Poacher Lake makes a great destination in its own right. Poacher Lake is 5.9 miles from the Lower Paint Rock Lake Trailhead (Hike 19), about 7 miles from Hyatt Cow Camp (along Trail 062), about 8 miles from Battle Park Trailhead (Hike 17), or about 14.5 miles from the West Tensleep Lake Trailhead (Hike 15). No matter where you start this hike, be sure to obtain your free Cloud Peak Wilderness Registration before you begin."