Shoshone Lake is a hiking trail in Teton County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 6.6 miles long and begins at 7,669 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,575 feet. The Little Bulger Geyser (elevation 7,795 feet), Union Geyser (elevation 7,828 feet), Little Giant Geyser (elevation 7,812 feet), Bronze Geyser (elevation 7,802 feet), and Shield Geyser (elevation 7,835 feet) geysers can be seen along the trail.
Shoshone Lake Professional Reviews and Guides
"Multi-day loop backpacking trip to Shoshone Lake. Overall this hike has minimal elevation gain, but several short,steep hills around the lake.A three-night, four-day trip with an easy first day which leaves time for driving to the trailhead. Shoshone Lake is one of the most popular backpacking destinations in Yellowstone. In addition, paddlers come up the Lewis River and camp at the lake which actually has more boat-access-only campsites (not covered inthis book) than trail-access campsites. If you want to avoid an overpopulation of mosquitoes, wait until late August to go to Shoshone Lake."
--Russ Schneider, editor, Best Hikes along the Continental Divide (Falcon Guides).
"A four-day backpacking route around massive Shoshone Lake. A three-night, four-day trip with an easy first day, which leaves time for driving to the trailhead.Shoshone Lake is one of the most popular backpacking destinations in Yellowstone. In addition, paddlers come up the Lewis Channel and camp at the lake, which actually has more boat-access campsites (not covered in this book) than trail-access campsites. This is a very large (8,050 acres), very deep (205 feet maximum, with most of the lake more than 90 feet deep), forest-lined mountain lake."
--Bill Schneider, Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides).
"With no road access, forest-lined Shoshone Lake is the largest backcountry lake in the Lower 48 US states. An amazing geyser basin, good fishing, boat-in camping, and the possibility of extended backpacking and kayaking trips add to the allure. Nearly a third of all the park’s backcountry use is concentrated around the lake."
--Andrew Dean Nystrom, Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (Wilderness Press).
"The trip starts by following a wide, partly gravel and partly paved bike path (actually an old road) that travels through a typical Yellowstone forest of lodgepole pines with a few Engelmann spruces."
--Doug Lorain, Backpacking Wyoming (Wilderness Press).
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