Trout Lake is a hiking and horse trail in Park County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 6,764 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 263 feet. The Trout Lake trailhead parking is near the trailhead. There is also an information board.
Trout Lake Professional Reviews and Guides
"A popular, easy day hike with a rare opportunity to view spawning trout."
--Bill Schneider, Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides).
"Trout Lake, a great rainbow trout fishing lake, sits in a beautiful bowl. The round, twelve-acre lake is surrounded by rolling meadows, Douglas fir and lodgepole pine forests, and a sheer rock mountain wall to the north. From the lake are views of Mount Hornaday, The Thunderer, Druid Peak and Frederick Peak."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park (Day Hike Books).
"Trout Lake is a 12-acre backcountry lake fed by a stream formed on the steep mountains to its north and west. It is known for its excellent trout fishing. The round lake sits in a depression on a high bench above Soda Butte Creek Canyon along the base of Mount Hornaday and Druid Peak. The scenic tarn is surrounded by rolling meadows, evergreen forests, and a sheer rock mountain wall to the north. The short trail zigzags up to a small ridge in a Douglas fir and lodgepole pine forest, where the first views of Trout Lake emerge. From the crest, the trail drops into the scenic lake basin at the dam and outlet stream. The path circles the perimeter of the lake through the grassy, rolling terrain with views of mountains in every direction."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains (Day Hike Books).
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