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Big Sandy Lake via Big Sandy Trail

based on 132 tracks & routes #6 hike out of 188 in
5.4 mi
Distance
3 hrs 6 min
Time
terrain
662 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate, popular, one way trail in Bridger-Teton National Forest.

This trail goes by V Lake, Diamond Lake, and Big Sandy Lake. This hike starts from the very popular Big Sandy trailhead. There is just a little elevation gain making this hike a long round trip, but not a difficult hike. The trail quickly wanders near a beautiful stream, past expansive meadows and then up through forest to Big Sandy Lake. V Lake and Diamond Lake require a bit of a detour from the Big Sandy trail to actually see them. Big Sandy Lake lies in a basin surrounded by beautiful peaks.

Getting Started

Expect to drive 20+ miles on good dirt roads to the trailhead. There is a large parking lot for this popular spot, but beware, weekends and holidays will be crowded. There is also a campground at the trailhead.

Taking Children

This is a long hike for most younger children, but the terrain is safe. The trail is popular, but remember this is bear country so take the necessary precautions.


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bbbb_85225 3 years, 8 months ago
Clear Lake from Big Sandy TH
Not bad hike. Modest slope until the end. My hips are killing me entire way
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dndndn 3 years, 9 months ago
Wind River Day 5
A very easy much-needed path out!
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