Alpine North Loop
Length: 2 to 3 miles
Trail Surface: Dirt Trail, Rough, Rocky, Overgrown
Scenery: Lake, Wildflowers, Forest, Mountains
Directions: From Afton, Wyoming, head north on US Highway 89 for approximately 33.1 miles, then continue on US Highway 26 for approximately 2.1 miles. Turn right onto Forest Rd 021. Trail is east of Palisades Reservoir.
Trail is for experienced hikers and not recommended for children. The trail surface is unpaved, steep at times and has areas with loose rocks. It is recommended (even though this trail is considered a loop) to turn around when the trails becomes undefined and difficult to navigate. There are various viewpoints where you can look out onto the lake. Views include beautiful forests and mountain ranges. Best time to hike this trail is from May until October. Nearby attractions include camping at Alpine North Loop Campground, as well as boating/swimming at Palisades Reservoir.
Estimated hiking time: Hour or less
Exposure: Little Shade
Trail Traffic: Light
Access Fees: Free
Gear to Take: Mosquito repellant, hiking sticks.
Covid19 Requirements: As long as government regulations permit, the public trail system is still open for use. Masks should be used in areas where 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained between individuals. Extra care should be taken when using public facilities, including (but not limited to) bathrooms, public handrails, picnic areas, etc. The use of sanitation wipes and hand sanitizer is encouraged.