Pets allowed
Elevation Gain
912.00 ft (277.98 m)
Trail type
13.00 mi (20.92 km)
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Squaretop Mountain is one of the most recognizable peaks in the Wind River Range. This hike takes you to a spectacular viewpoint of the mountain. Although the hike may be a bit on the long-side for some, the terrain is flat and relatively easy walking. This is a great day-hike, but can also be done as an overnight backpacking trip.

Begin from Green River Lake Trailhead, which is accessed via a long and bumpy gravel road. From the trailhead you’ll descend slightly, cross a footbridge over the Green River, and begin skirting the eastern shore of Lower Green River Lake, soon entering the Bridger Wilderness.

As you walk around the sizable lake you’ll have your first views of Squaretop Mountain in the distance. The trail then meanders around the eastern side of Upper Green River Lake. The trail then leaves the lakes behind and continues following the Green River upstream through the beautiful valley. Be sure to keep an eye open for moose, particularly active during the early morning hours.

You’ll then reach the viewpoint, a bit of a plateau overlooking the Green River below and stunning Squaretop Mountain ahead. This is the turnaround point for the hike. It is also a great place to camp if looking to spend the night.

Return the way you came back to the trailhead when ready.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass


Open Year-round



Gorgeous views of Green River and Squaretop Mountain. Flat, easy hiking.

Trailhead Elevation

8,048.00 ft (2,453.03 m)

Highest point

8,089.00 ft (2,465.53 m)


Vault toilet
Near lake or river
Backcountry camping
Family friendly
Big vistas

Typically multi-day


Permit required




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