The McDougal Gap Trailhead puts hikers directly on the Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail and is a major access to the central Wyoming Mountain Range.
The McDougal Gap road is the only road that crosses the Wyoming Range and allows access to the Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail from both the west via Sheep Creek, and east via North Cottonwood/Ryegrass Road. The access road is gravel in good condition which is typically snow-free in late June. There is no water or restroom facilities at the trailhead.
Trailhead Provides Access To
McDougal Gap Trailhead provides good access to the central Wyoming Mountain Range.
- Popular Trails Accessed:
- Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail
- Popular Peaks Accessed:
- Mount McDougal
- Triple Peak
Bridger-Teton National Forest Reminders
- Practice good campfire safety and make sure the fire is completely out before leaving your camping site.
- Be familiar with food storage requirements when camping.
- Organized groups and recreational livestock users are required to have a Bridger Wilderness Permit.
- Come prepared with mosquito face nets, repellent, bear spray, and first aid kit.
- Mountain Range
Central Wyoming Range, located on the crest of McDougal's Gap between the Big Piney and Grey's River Ranger Districts.
Mid June thru September
- Traffic Usage
- Official Forest Service Link
- Managing Ranger District