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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.
Hikers standing on the rocky top of Avalanche Peak with Yellowstone Lake in the background.

Yellowstone Day Hikes

Lace up your boots and explore some of the over 1,000 miles of trails in Yellowstone National Park.

Visitors walking along the West Thumb Geyser Basin boardwalk.

West Thumb & Grant Day Hikes

Explore some of the major lakes of Yellowstone National Park along these trails.

Last updated: June 29, 2018