Beula Lake

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Elevation Gain748ft
Trailhead Elevation7,561ft
Elevation Min/Max7259/7635ft
Elevation Start/End7561/7566ft

Beula Lake

Beula Lake is a hiking trail in Alta, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park and Caribou-Targhee National Forest. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 7,561 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 748 feet. The 8A1 camp site can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the 8A2 camp site. This trail connects with the following: South Boundary.

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Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"An easy day hike or overnighter that’s popular with anglers. From the trailhead the trail gradually climbs over a small ridge and drops into Beula Lake. The trail is in superb condition the entire way. It goes through partly burned forest most of the way, but the lakeshore wasn't burned."
Day Hikes in Grand Teton National Park (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"Buela Lake is a beautiful 1 07-acre backcountry lake that sits at an elevation of 7,400 feet near the south end of Yellowstone National Park. The lake is surrounded by forested hills. Yellow pond lilies grow along its marshy south end, where a stream from Hering Lake feeds the lake. The outlet stream at the northwest end of Buela Lake forms the headwaters of Falls River. Access to the trailhead is through the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway and Targhee National Forest. The well-defined trail gently winds through lodgepole pines and parallels the western shoreline past two designated campsites."

Beula Lake Trip Reports

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This is a very nice hike. It is an even better hike and fish. If you like Yellowstone Cutthroat trout and like them big this is the place for you. It is not a difficult hike but I have two warnings. The first is mosquitos. They are very bad right around the edge of the lake. If you are going fishing get your wading gear and fishing tackle ready before you make the last little decent down to the lake and use lots of repellent. Then once you reach the lake wade right in. The are only around the lake and do not go out on the lake. The fishing is tremendous. The second warning is bears. We wear bells and bear spray. I have not seen a bear but have two freinds that have had close encounters. This would be a 5 star if not for the bugs and bears. With that said the fishing is so good it is worth it.

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Trail Information

Yellowstone National Park
Nearby City
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Skill Level
Additional Use
Trails Illustrated Old Faithful; USGS Grassy Lake Reservoir
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