Moose Creek Trail (038)

Area Status: Open

The Moose Creek Trail (038) is open to all Non-Motorized and Non-Mechanized travel.  It is located within the Jedediah Smith Wilderness Area.  The Moose Creek Trail  is a popular route for horses, day hikers, backpackers and Nordic skiers.  It provides excellent access to the southern end of the Teton Range.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Typical Snow Free Season: The trails at lower elevations in this area are typically snow free from July 1 – Oct 15.  Higher elevation areas are often snow-filled well into July.  Check with Teton Basin RD for up to date trail conditions (208) 354-2312.
Permit Info: Wyoming fishing licence required to fish.
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Victor, Idaho

General Information

General Notes:

For maps and information concerning recreation in the Tetons and Teton Basin Ranger District please call (208) 354-2312 or visit the Teton Basin Ranger District, Monday –Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

For information and regulations specific to the Jedediah Smith Wilderness please visit

Detailed trail maps as well as Winter Travel Plan Maps for Teton Basin and Palisades Ranger Districts are found under Maps & Publications.


Day Hiking

Day Hiking and Dog walks are popular activities on the Moose Creek Trail.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Horse Riding

Horseback Day Use:  Moose Creek Trail is an excellent spot for a long day ride.  The recently reconstructed trail head provides the necessary space to maneuver a stock trailer

Horseback Riding and Camping: The Moose Creek Trail, in conjunction with the surrounding trail system, provides ample opportunity for overnight pack trips.  Camping with stock in the Moose Lake Basin is prohibited.  For help planning your trip please contact the Teton Basin Ranger District at (208) 354-2312.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Although it is not groomed, the Moose Creek Road and the Moose Creek Trail are heavily used by Nordic Skiers from Early December through Mid April.  For more information concerning winter recreation on the Teton Basin Ranger District contact the Teton Basin RD at (208) 354-2312.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
7.7 miles