The Tie Hack Trail is open all year but it is difficult to get to from winter to mid summer.
It is open to hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Dogs are welcome.
There are no parking or day use fees at either trailhead.
The is 1 easy trail totaling 0.2 miles.
There are 2 moderate trails totaling 4.7 miles.
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The Tie Hack Trail starts near where Forest Service Road 225 crosses North French Creek and it follows the creek for 4.4 miles to the point where North and South French Creeks join to form French Creek.
There are five creek crossings, two of which have washed out bridges. Also the middle section of the trail has places that have been washed out by the creek.
The area is great habitat for both moose and bear so come prepared. You also may spot an eagle in the larger clearings.
There are four decaying tie hack cabins right along the trail, and an old tie hack camp on a side trail. These serve as a reminder of the rich history of the area.
If you are looking for a guide to take with you on the Tie Hack Trail:
- You can view, download, and print a PDF version of our free trail guide.
- You can find these trails in our Snowy Range and Pole Mountain Trail Deck sold through our partner, Laramie’s Basecamp.
- The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest has a status page for the Upper Trailhead and the Lower Trailhead and they also publish the Medicine Bow National Forest Map – Waterproof.
- These trails are also part of the Hiking Wyoming’s Medicine Bow National Forest – Third Edition book by Marc Smith.
The trails range in elevation from 7,800 feet at the south trailhead to 8,640 feet at the north trailhead.
The easiest way to reach this trail is from Wyoming Highway 130. Turn off on either Forest Road 227 (21 miles west of Centennial) or Forest Road 225 (1 mile east of Ryan Park). The trailhead is 0.3 miles west of where Forest Road 225 and 227 intersect. Or you can follow Forest Road 500 from Albany for 26 miles to Forest Road 206. Less than 0.5 Miles after turning onto Forest Road 206 you will reach the trailhead.
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