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Glimpse Lake Trail

 4.0 (2)

3.9 Miles 6.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,110' 338 m

Ascent

-112' -34 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

9,234' 2,815 m

High

8,236' 2,510 m

Low

Shared By Blaine Myers

Conditions


Minor Issues 86 days ago
Dry, Fallen Trees - Several downed trees, needs some trail maintenance. History

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A hiking trail that was made for mountain biking.

Blaine Myers

Dogs Off-leash

Features -none-

Snow in fall/winter/spring.

Description

This trail starts from Spring Creek Park Trailhead. The road to the trailhead requires highish clearance and low clearance vehicles should park at Spring Creek/Willow Lake Junction. From there, ride the road to the TH, which is approximately an extra 1.5 miles.

The trail proper starts as an undulating singletrack that criss-crosses the road for ~1 mile. The trail then begins ascending through aspen groves and pine forest area. You'll hit the road again, but where the trail begins again is fairly obvious. You can ascend road instead of trail for the first mile if you only want to ride the trail for the downhill. This also cuts off a bit of distance. The climb to the wilderness boundary is relatively gradual but demanding. However, the reward is in the views the awesome descent. The trail is beautiful grade reversal after grade reversal with relatively little switchbacking.

Climb out of the forest to an awesome ridge with views to Fremont Lake below, White Pine to the south and the Wind River Peaks to the East. You just can't beat the scenery. The trail continues down to the forest and heads back out onto ridge for approximately a mile then dives back into the woods to continue up and out to an exposed bench cut that leads to the wilderness boundary.

Here just turn around and enjoy the ride back. It's fast and at times rocky. Overall it's a very lovely descent with a nice grade that will have you barely braking. The switchbacks, though few, do require some braking. They're surprisingly easy to ride despite this being a hiking trail.

Natural features include water bars, rock drops, root drops, wall rides, etc. I couldn't believe this was a hiking trail.

The only downside is the potential for encountering equestrian users. Like any other trail in the Winds, poor trail etiquette by any user can make the trail suck when muddy. Also, deadfall may require tree hopping.

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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in Pinedale

#153

in Wyoming

#7,115

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