Turbid Lake Trail

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21.6 km
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343 m
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The Turbid Lake Trail is an adventurous hike in Yellowstone. This trail is not well maintained and requires navigation and route-finding skills. We recommend this trail for experienced hikers who are looking for a fun challenge in the Wyoming wilderness.

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Route Description for Turbid Lake Trail

The Turbid Lake Trail is a rugged hike in Yellowstone National Park. This trail is overgrown and not often maintained. We recommend downloading a map of the area before heading out and bringing a GPS device if you have one available. If you are up for the adventure, the Turbid Lake Trail has tons to see and explore. With 34.8 km of hiking, a huge lake, and rugged terrain who knows what you’ll discover on your adventure!

Beginning at the Nine Mile Trailhead, follow the Turbid Lake Trail northeast to Turbid Lake. Follow the west shore of the lake then continue north to the junction with the Pelican Creek-Pelican Valley Trail.

At the junction of the Turbid Lake Trail and the Pelican Creek-Pelican Valley Trail, turn around and retrace your route back to the Nine Mile Trailhead where you began.

Getting to the Turbid Lake Trail Trailhead

This hike begins at the Nine Mile Trailhead on East Entrance Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground


  • When to do

    May to October

  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly


  • Route Signage


  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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