Wyoming’s beauty is unparalleled, and we have the hiking trails to prove it! From Yellowstone National Park and Grand Tetons National Park to the Vedauwoo Region of the Medicine Bow National Forest, you’ll find tons of trails for every skill level. Whether you’re looking for a short, casual stroll or a strenuous 2-3 day backpacking trip, you’ll find it in Wyoming.
1. Cascade Canyon Trail
Start this 10-mile roundtrip hike from the Jenny Lake trailhead, or take the shuttle across the lake to start at the Cascade Canyon trailhead. Located in Grand Teton National Park, this trail offers some gorgeous views, a waterfall and plenty of wildlife.
2. Fairy Falls
This super easy 2.5-mile hike is very popular at Yellowstone National Park, but the dense forest along the way makes it possible to enjoy a bit of solitude.
3. Turtle Rock Trail
Located in the Vedauwoo region of the Medicine Bow National Forest, this 3-mile long trail is suitable for all skill levels.
4. Avalanche Peak
This hike in Yellowstone is challenging, but well worth it. This is the view from the top; the hike is about 5 miles long and is steep, gaining 2,100 feet in elevation.
5. Teton Crest Trail
If you're up for a real adventure, you'll surely find it on the Teton Crest Trail. This 39-mile-long journey takes 3-4 days. Along the way, you'll pass through fields of wildflowers, enjoy some stunning views and see tons of wildlife.
6. Lake Solitude Trail
This gorgeous 4.8-mile trail is located in Grand Teton National Park. Head along scenic Cascade Creek until you reach the lake.
7. Garnet Canyon Trail
The Garnet Canyon Trail is a difficult 8-mile hike, but you'll enjoy some of Wyoming's most beautiful scenery along the way.
8. West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
This super easy half-mile walk takes you along a boardwalk, past geothermal hot springs. Make sure to stay on the trail! The Earth’s crust is thin here, and underneath...boiling hot water.
9. Uncle Tom's Trail
Hike down through several switchbacks, then you’ll reach the stairs. At the bottom, you’ll reach Lower Falls, a 308-foot-tall waterfall. Climbing back up the stairs is much harder, but you’ll find plenty of benches along the way so you can rest and enjoy this view.
10. Bears Ears Trail
The Bears Ears Trail, in the Popo Agie Wilderness area of the Shoshone National Forest, is a long trail that stretched for 36 miles. Do the whole thing over a few days, or just take part of this gorgeous trail, then turn back around.
11. Jade Lakes Trail
The Jade Lakes Trail is perfect for hikers of all abilities. It’s five miles round-trip, and is located near Dubois, in the Shoshone National Forest.
12. Bradley Taggart Lakes Trail
The Bradley Taggart Lakes Trail takes you past two lakes during your 5.5 mile round-trip.You’ll find the trailhead about 2 miles north of the Moose Entrance to Grand Teton National Park.
13. Jenny Lake Trail
It's common to see moose on the Jenny Lake Trail, in Grand Teton National Park.
14. Highline Trail
Take the Highline Trail for a multi-day backpacking trip, or do a shorter section as a day trip. Located in the Wind River Wilderness Area, this hike offers gorgeous scenery and some great fishing.
15. Glacier Trail
Glacier Trail is one of the more strenuous trails on our list, but it’s still quite popular. You’ll make 15 creek/river crossings along the way, and often find obstacles in your path, but it’s well worth the trip.
Wind River Range, Wyoming
16. Beartooth Butte Trail
Watch for bad weather before you take the Beartooth Butte Trail; the summit leaves you very exposed to lightning during storms. Bring plenty of insect repellant (mosquitoes are plentiful here), but also enjoy the view!
17. Surprise and Amphitheater Lakes Trail
The Surprise and Amphitheater Lakes Trail is a very popular 9 mile round-trip hike near Moose in the Grand Teton National Park. It’s a strenuous hike, but the two lakes provide some beautiful scenery.
18. Granite Falls and Hot Springs Trail
Hot springs to soak in, and a pretty waterfall. What more could you ask for? You’ll find this trail south of Jackson.