“A well-marked trail with gradual climbs on the way to small lakes in the shadow of Cloud Peak.
— Brian Sheets
Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The Forest Service requires that you pack all solid human waste out of the Cloud Peak Wilderness.
This is a nice easy trail for running.
This trail presents a gradual, 7-mile climb to Misty Moon Lake. Expect to be in and out of trees, crossing a creek in the first mile, and then on pretty much dry trail for the rest of the way. We went in early August when there was a little rain and hail every evening, but, overall, it was pretty nice weather, between 50-80 degrees.
Flora & Fauna
Indian paintbrush, large mushrooms, and lots of other Wyoming wildflowers can be viewed along this trail. Several cow moose and elk with calves were enjoying the trail as well.