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Middle Tensleep Trail #065

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

5.7 mile 9.2 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,370' 418 m
Descent: -210' -64 m
High: 10,391' 3,167 m
Low: 9,190' 2,801 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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A long trail with many features like waterfalls, wildlife, and 360-degree views at a couple points.

Anna Zowada

Features Fall Colors · Fishing · Geological Significance · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

You'll have to cross a fast-flowing creek on this trail, along with some marshland. The trail is hard to find once you cross the river about 5 miles in. The hills all had a lot of loose rocks making it very treacherous and forcing you to slow down.

Description

The trail starts out going through dense sections of trees, climbing a slight incline. About a mile and a quarter in, you reach the creek where a smaller waterfall can be seen.

From the waterfall, you'll pass through more wooded areas for another mile or so. Then you'll finally come into a significant clearing. Be aware of the creek crossing around 2.6 miles. The rocks are very slippery and not easy to navigate.

The trail ends at Lost Twin Lakes.

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Middle Tensleep Creek Waterfall
Mar 7, 2019 near Buffalo, WY
Just below the granite slabs are the Twin Lakes
Mar 7, 2019 near Buffalo, WY
The winding creek that follows the trail.
Mar 7, 2019 near Buffalo, WY
Views once the trail opens up into fields out of the trees
Mar 7, 2019 near Buffalo, WY
Lower Lost Twin Lake
Nov 5, 2019 near Buffalo, WY
Getting down the first big hill
Aug 12, 2019 near Buffalo, WY

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