The Middle Fork Trail to the Popo Agie Falls, which begins just off of the Bruce’s Bridge parking area at the head of Sinks Canyon is one of those classic western trails loved by locals and tourists alike. Just eight miles out of town, The trail follows the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River as it comes tumbling off the mountain towards Sinks Canyon proper. The hike to the falls clocks in with a 4 mile round trip and has a vertical rise of 600 feet. The trail follows the forested river corridor before rising along the canyon walls with magnificent sandstone cliffs rising on both sides of the river.
At Sinks Canyon State Park, there are a number of hiking trails with multiple trailheads located throughout the park. These include family-friendly signed nature trails which interpret the native vegetation, birds and wildlife along the paths as well as more standard hiking trails that wind their way throughout the riverine areas and snake their way up through sage-brush covered slopes the conifer forest above.
The Sinks is also the gateway to many trails in the Shoshone National Forest with trailheads along the Loop Road, Forest Highway 400, to such locations as Fossil Hill, Christina Lake, the Blue Ridge Lookout, Louis Lake and Willow Creek trails.
For the history buff, South Pass City State Historic Site features over five miles of interpretive trails through the Sweetwater Gold Mining District.