Wapiti Lake

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Elevation Gain3,491ft
Trailhead Elevation8,441ft
Elevation Min/Max7855/8995ft
Elevation Start/End8441/8441ft

Wapiti Lake

Wapiti Lake is a hiking trail in Park County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 13.4 miles long and begins at 8,441 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 26.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,491 feet. The 4B4, 4W2 Wapiti Lake, 4W2, 4W3 Wapiti Lake, and 4M2 camp sites can be seen along the trail. There is also a food pole along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Clear Lake-Ribbon Lake Loop, Tern Lake, Pelican Creek-Pelican Valley, 4b4, 4m2 and Fern Lake.

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Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"A long backpacking route suitable for a base camp, with remote thermal areas, lakes, and streams not many people ever see. It’s a long, hot hike to Wapiti Lake, and the Wapiti Lake/Broad Creek/Fern Lake area is a wild, remote place with lots of thermal areas, lakes, streams, and scenery to make getting there worth the extra effort. The first section of this trail goes through the north edge of the open Hayden Valley, where you’ll probably see a lot of wildlife. Also keep your map out, as you go by three junctions in the first 1 mile before leaving the valley and starting to climb through thick lodgepole." Read more

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Trail Information

Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
Trails Illustrated Tower/Canyon; USGS Canyon Village and White Lake
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