Cache Creek/Game Creek Loop Hiking

Near Jackson in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the Cache Creek/Game Creek Loop, nearly 23 miles, offers the best of all worlds to hikers -- wide jeep trails through a beautiful canopy of conifers, steep trails to high alpine meadows, and a heavenly descent. Leaving from the base of Snow King Mountain in Jackson, the wide trail follows Cache Creek through cool, dense forest. The hiking trail quickly becomes steeper, easing a bit as it nears its junction with Game Creek. Along the way, several small, clear streams feed into Cache Creek.

Crossing a footbridge over the Cache, the trail becomes very steep for about 100 yards before easing a bit. Another half-mile of uphill work leads to a high saddle, bisecting a beautiful, verdant meadow. From here, the few miles of uphill climb pay off in a big way with nearly five miles of the best downhill imaginable. Although a little rocky at the top, the trail becomes hard-packed sand, plummeted the biker magically down a twisting, perfectly banked trail. Trail soon meets up with U.S. 191. Continuing north, slightly uphill, along the wide shoulder, look for the South Park Road turnoff and take a left. This road provides a much more pleasant ride back into town, taking the rider through a scenic, shaded lane which reveals the areas slow, sad evolution from sprawling ranches to tony subdivisions.

Cache Creek Trail in Bridger-Teton NF (WY/US)

Cache Creek Trail in Bridger-Teton NF (WY/US)

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Bridger-Teton National Forest (307) 739-5500; Wyoming Tourism (307) 777-7777.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Wyoming" from Bill Hunger

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Rusty Parrot Lodge (800) 458-2004; Alpine House, Jackson

Luxury Loding:  Teton Tree House, Wilson (307) 733-3233; Snake River Lodge (800) 445-4655; Amangani (877) 734-7333

Breakfast Restaurant:  Jedadiah's; Jackson Hole Roasters

Local Website:  click herehttp://www.fs.usda.gov/btnf/

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Date Updated:  6/18/2016

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