McDougal Gap Trailhead Location Map: See below for detailed trailhead information.

McDougal Gap Trailhead Description

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
Trailhead Information
Mountain Range

Wyoming Mountain Range


Central Wyoming Range, located on the crest of McDougal's Gap between the Big Piney and Grey's River Ranger Districts.


8,020 Feet


Mid June thru September

Traffic Usage

Low-use Trailhead

Official Forest Service Link

Forest Service Information »

Managing Ranger District

Big Piney Ranger District »