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Lewis River Channel/Dogshead Trail

Water crashes on the rocky shore of Lewis Lake.
Shoreline of Lewis Lake

NPS/Jeremy Schimdt

This trail gives you a feel for Yellowstone’s backcountry. Hike through forest to the crystal-clear waters of the Lewis River Channel. Look for eagles and osprey fishing for trout in the shallow waters.

Safety notes: Always be aware of your surroundings. Return on the forested Dogshead Trail.

Trailheads: Approximately 5 miles (8 km) south of the Grant Village intersection, just north of Lewis Lake on the west side of the road.

Details
This is a 10.8-mile (17.3-kilometer) loop trail that begins and ends at the same trailhead.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Hike through forest to the crystal-clear waters of the Lewis River Channel. Look for eagles and osprey fishing for trout in the shallow waters.

Last updated: June 29, 2018