Riddle Lake is a hiking trail in Teton County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 7,992 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 269 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
Riddle Lake Professional Reviews and Guides
"Probably the easiest hike in America that crosses the Continental Divide and goes to a beautiful mountain lake."
--Russ Schneider, editor, Best Hikes along the Continental Divide (Falcon Guides).
"This is a pleasant stroll to a scenic mountain lake—and probably America’s flattest hike that crosses the Continental Divide.This ranks as one of Yellowstone’s easiest hikes to a backcountry lake. It’s just over 2 miles and fl at as a mountain lake—even though you hike over the Continental Divide! The trail is in great shape and passes through unburned forest and past several small meadows. Some of the meadows stay marshy until late July, so you might get your feet wet—although some of the small stream crossings have footbridges."
--Bill Schneider, Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides).
"The Riddle Lake Trail is an easy hike thorough a lodgepole forest and meadows patterned with streams. Although the hike is level, Riddle Lake is located only one mile from the Continental Divide. The 274-acre lake and the marsh to its west are home to a large variety of birds. The trail heads to the north of the lake and bypasses the marsh. However, the area can be wet in May and June. Mosquito repellent is recommended."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park (Day Hike Books).
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