6 Great Day Hikes Near Casper
Casper is a great place to hike. With the mountain just a short drive away and great trails in the city, there are plenty of wonderful places to go stretch your legs. Here are some good places to go take a hike near Casper.
Anytime hiking always remember to be mindful of the weather, bring water, stay on the trail, and always, always pack out your trash. For more information and directions about any of these hiking trails, please click or tap on the link.
The city of Casper has a great trail system that goes all over town. There are a lot of good places to start your trek. Make sure to check out the map that lists picnic areas, fishing spots, and boat ramps.
Rotary Park is home to the Garden Creek Falls and the Bridal Trail. The trail winds up Casper Mountain with many spectacular views of the city. This hike has moderate elevation gain, so make sure to plan accordingly. If you are not excited about a hike, there are many picnic areas.
This 3 mile hike is at the top of Casper Mountain. It is a mild to moderate hike with minimal elevation gain, but there is a little bit of a drive to get there.
This 1.7 mile loop goes around Pathfinder Dam. Keep an eye out for wildlife. There is also an interesting geologic feature of a black stripe made of igneous rock. Also the trail has a swinging bridge.
This trail is 9 miles south of Casper. It doesn't allow motorized vehicles. There is camping with a reservation with the BLM. You can take your mountain bike or even a horse.
This trail is adjacent to Alcova reservoir. You can get to the trail head at the Cottonwood Campground. The trail got its name when a group of 5th graders discovered some dinosaur bones. That would be a cool field trip.