Shoshone Lake (Yellowstone National Park)
To get to the trailhead: Drive east from Old Faithful for 8.9 miles. Park at the DeLacy Creek Trailhead.
Hike to Shoshone lake in Yellowstone National park
This trail is signed as the DeLacy Creek trail and follows the creek as it leaves the trailhead. The trail is in good shape as it goes through a pine forest for the first mile. The hike then changes from a forest hike to open meadows and marshes as the trail continues the next 2.0 miles to the Lake. The lake itself is quite beautiful, but the main attraction is the abundance of trout. The trail continues in both directions along the lakeside, but we stopped here to fish.
Having completely failed to catch anything even resembling a fish, we ate lunch along the picturesque shoreline and returned the same way to our car.