Half Moon Lake Trailhead Location Map: See below for detailed trailhead information.

Half Moon Lake Trailhead Description

Half Moon Lake Trailhead is a getaway for anglers seeking solitude, or backpackers wanting good access to the Winds Rivers starting at relatively lower altitudes. 

Located approximately 11 miles from Pinedale, this is a low-use trail network. The first portion of the road is paved, followed by two miles of maintained gravel road to a small parking area. 

The Half Moon Lake campground is detached from the trailhead and offers 16 campsites and vault toilets. The trailhead has a day use area on the lake shore. No water is available at the campground, day use area, or trailhead. There is a boat ramp with parking area prior to the trailhead.

Trailhead Provides Access To

Half Moon Lake Trailhead provides access to the central Wind River Range and Bridger Wilderness including:

  • Popular Trails and/or Day Hikes Accessed:
    • Central section of the Continental Divide Scenic Trail
  • Popular Lakes Accessed:

Bridger-Teton National Forest Reminders
Trailhead Information
Mountain Range

Wind River Mountain Range


Central Wind River Range, 11 miles east of Pinedale, Wyoming.


7,600 Feet


End of May thru mid October

Traffic Usage

Low-use Trailhead

Official Forest Service Link

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Managing Ranger District

Pinedale Ranger District »