Category: Canyon Area

MARY MOUNTAIN TRAIL

Trailhead: North of Alum Creek pullout, 4 miles south of Canyon Junction Distance: 21 miles one way Level of Difficulty: Moderately strenuous if you do the entire hike in one day Mary Mountain has two trailheads:  the eastern trail (noted above) climbs gradually up over Mary Mountain and the park’s Central Plateau to the Nez […]

ICE LAKE TRAIL

Trailhead: 3.5 miles east of Norris on the Norris-Canyon road Distance: 0.3 miles (0.5 km) Level of Difficulty: Easy; handicapped accessible backcountry site on lake Ice Lake is a beautiful, small lake tucked in a thick lodgepole pine forest. Much of the area was heavily burned in the fires of 1988. There is a network […]

GREBE LAKE TRAIL

Trailhead: 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Canyon Junction on the Norris-Canyon Road Distance: 6 miles (9.7 km) roundtrip Level of Difficulty: Moderately easy Mainly used by fishermen and backpackers, this trail goes to Grebe Lake, which (along with Wolf Lake) make up the headwaters of the Gibbon River system. The lake is home to […]

CYGNET LAKES TRAIL

Trailhead: Pullout about 5.5 miles west of Canyon Junction Distance: 8 miles (14.4 km) roundtrip Level of Difficulty: Easy This trail travels through intermittently burned lodgepole pine forest and past small marshy ponds to the lush meadows surrounding Cygnet Lakes, which itself is small and boggy. The trail is day use only, and the trail […]

CASCADE LAKE TRAIL

Trailhead: Cascade Lake Picnic Area, 1.5 miles north of Canyon Junction Distance: 4.5 miles (7.2 km) roundtrip Level of Difficulty: Easy This easy hike is an enjoyable stroll through forested areas, open meadows and over small creeks. Look for wildlife and wildflowers in the spring and early summer months. Most years, this trail remains very […]

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