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Bobcat-Houlihan Trail

Bobcat-Houlihan Trail

Cody Field Office 1002 Blackburn?Street Cody, WY 82414

44.292854, -109.486533

The trailhead is located 28 miles southwest of Cody. Travel on Wyoming State Highway 291 (the South Fork Highway) 28 miles. Turn right onto Park County Road 6EH and travel approximately three miles to the trailhead.


Bobcat-Houlihan Trail

The picturesque Bobcat/Houlihan Trailhead is a popular trailhead surrounded by the magnificent Absaroka Mountains located deep in the South Fork Shoshone River Valley. The trail features a moderately steep hike to the Shoshone National Forest boundary, suitable for horseback riding and hiking.

The trail begins near the South Fork of the Shoshone River and provides access to trails along both Bobcat and Houlihan Creeks. Facilities at the trailhead include an information kiosk, horse trailer parking, horse hitching rails, and toilet facilities. Fishing access to the South Fork of the Shoshone River is also available adjacent to the trailhead.

Elevations ranging from 6,020 feet to 6,280 feet provide views of the South Fork Shoshone River valley and Carter Mountain. Deer, moose, grizzly and black bear, elk, antelope, bald eagles, and predators such as bobcats, coyotes, and mountain lions may be seen throughout the area.

Please note: Although there are no camping facilities here, camping is allowed at the trailhead. This is grizzly bear country, so be bear aware and maintain a clean campsite.


Bobcat-Houlihan Trail


The BLM welcomes you to explore, enjoy, and make positive memories from your outdoor experiences on America's public lands and waters. Please remember these are wide-open spaces and wildlands. Plan ahead and be aware of potential hazards. It is everyone's responsibility to take the necessary steps to minimize chances of becoming lost or injured on public lands.

When visiting public lands, please also practice Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly principles.

For other key advice on various recreation activities, please see the BLM's trip-planning tips. These helpful tips can help you make the most of your recreation experience. However, for more information about local conditions, regulations and recreation resources, there is no substitute for visiting the closest BLM office.