The two main trails around Silver Lake are an incredible bargain in terms of the scenic variety you will experience versus the total trail distance of about 4.5 miles.
Silver Lake Trail (1.4 Miles Long) wraps around the beautiful clear lake and connects to the Silver Lake Trailhead as well as the Campground.
Meadow Falls Trail (2.6 Miles Long) travels through forests and meadows with several Vistas at the most scenic locations complete with benches encouraging you to linger.
The Vistas offer wide scenic views of the South French Creek Valley, a peaceful pond, or Meadow Falls.
You won’t want to rush these trails.
From Laramie travel west on Wyoming Highway 130. After you pass Centennial, travel another 16 miles along Wyoming 130. The Silver Lake Trailhead is not marked but there is an established parking area with a big sign about Wyoming Wildlife (We've got a picture of it). If you travel past this trailhead for one half mile you will reach the entrance to the Silver Lake Campground where there many other places to access the trails.
-Silver Lake doesn’t so much close in the winter, rather WY Highway 130 closes cutting off access except to snowmobiles.
-There are no parking or day use fees at the Silver Lake Trailhead but there are fees of $10 per day to use the campground.
-These trails range in elevation from 10,240 feet at the Meadow Falls Overlook Area to 10,620 feet at the Silver Lake Trailhead.
-Dogs are welcome on the trails but must be under control at all times.