Periodic Spring

Quick details:

Length: 1 to 2 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Surface: Dirt Trail

Scenery: Forest, Birdwatching, Waterfall, River, Mountains, Wildflowers

Directions: From Afton, Wyoming, head north on US Highway 89 and turn left on 2nd Avenue. Continue on County Road #138 to the Forest boundary. Road name changes to Swift Creek Road #10211. Follow to road end. Park in the east parking lot. The trail leads up the north side of the creek out of the east end of the parking lot.

Trail overview:

A hike for all ages. The trail is moderately level until you reach the springs. There are two bridge crossings along the trail. In early Spring, water sometimes overflows onto the trail. Late Summer through winter the springs release water intermittently every 12 to 18 minutes. Views include beautiful cliffs, pines, and trickling waterfalls. December 1st to April 30th the trail is closed. There are picnic tables along the trail and various pools to get wet in.

Additional information:

Estimated hiking time: Hour or less

Facilities: Restrooms

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.

COVID19

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.

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