Mount Wagner Trail
Length: 9 to 10 miles
Trail Surface: Dirt Trail, Rough, Rocky, Loose Rock
Scenery: Wildflowers, Forest, Lake, Wildlife
Directions: From Afton, Wyoming, head south on United States Highway 89 for approximately 8.3 miles, then make left turn on Cottonwood Creek Road/County Road 153. Shortly after the Cottonwood Creek Road enters the Bridger-Teton National Forest and turns into Forest Service Road 10208 (FS-10208). Follow FS-10308 for about 6 miles and then turn right onto FS-10225 and towards Cottonwood Lake. Drive for an additional mile to access parking for Mount Wagner Trailhead.
A trail for experienced hikers and not recommended for children. Trail is rocky and steep, with areas of loose rock. Trail reaches the summit of Mount Wagner. Views include a refreshing lake and beautiful mountains. Best to hike from May until end of October. Great place for swimming, horseback riding, and backpacking. Bears and Moose have been spotted by this trail.
Estimated hiking time: Day hike
Configuration: Out and back
Exposure: Moderate Shade
Trail Traffic: Moderate
Dogs: Yes, on leash
Access Fees: Free
Gear to Take: Sunscreen, hat, bug spray, backpack, snacks, water, fishing pole, and swimsuit.
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.