Silas Lakes Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3-4h
Distance
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11.1 km
Elevation
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319 m
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Silas Lakes Trail

The Silas Lakes Trail is a wonderful adventure located at the southern end of the Wind River Mountain Range that boasts scenery and tranquility. Explore enchanting woodlands abundant with a variety of flora and fauna before culminating at a beautiful lake.

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Route Description

The Silas Lakes Hike is a well-marked adventure that gradually undulates through dense woodlands and swathes of meadowlands to Silas Lake. Note sections of the path are rocky and uneven, so be mindful of your footing. As this path travels deep into the wilderness, it is important to be mindful of wildlife, including bears. Make sure at least one person in your party carries a can of bear spray—just in case.

Your adventure begins from the Christina Lake Trailhead. Setting out from here, you will wander along the southern shore of Fiddlers Lake before escaping beneath the treeline. As you climb, be sure to admire the mixed pines that line the forested corridor. After some hiking, you will confront an intersection, veer right here, and you will be diverted onto the Silas Lake Trail. Beyond this point, the terrain will become increasingly exposed and rocky—offering distant views of the Wind River Mountains.

Eventually, the path will pass Lower Silas Lake. From here, hikers will follow Silas Creek, traveling past Tomahawk Lake and up to Upper Silas Lake. Admire the alpine oasis that surrounds you and dip your tired feet in the chilly waters. When you are ready, simply retrace your footing along the path back to the trailhead.

Getting There

Access this hike from the Christina Lake Trailhead off Louis Lake Road.

Route Details

  • Backcountry Campground

    Backcountry Camping

  • When to do

    May-October

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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