Four Bear Trail

The Four Bear Trailhead provides access to the Four Bear Trail that is suitable for horseback riding, hiking, and limited mountain biking. Facilities at the trailhead include an information kiosk, horse trailer parking, horse hitching rails, and toilet facilities. The trail provides access to Four Bear Mountain climbing north approximately four miles to the Shoshone National Forest boundary where it connects to many trails on the forest.

The Four Bear Trail also intersects the Jim Mountain Trail about two miles east of the U.S. Forest Service Jim Mountain Trailhead. The elevation ranges from 5,600 feet to 7,600 feet.

Spectacular views are offered of the North Fork Shoshone River valley and fascinating volcanic spires, turrets and banded rock formations. Wildlife such as deer, elk, grizzly and black bear, and numerous bird species such as golden eagles and mountain bluebirds are often found in the trail area. This is grizzly bear country, so be bear aware!

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


Four Bear 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.




Geographic Coordinates

44.47578373, -109.414787


The trailhead is located 17 miles west of Cody on Wyoming State Highway 14-16-20 (the road to Yellowstone). Turn right at the Four Bear Trailhead sign.