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Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

hiking
4 days ago

good view of snowy falls during the winter, snow pack was good for boots

Cool loop trail with nice boardwalks and plenty of geysers and pools to look at.

Crowded all the way, especially in June and July, but great view of the canyon and the falls

Not my favorite trail to go inside the canyon(that would be Uncle Tom's on the other side), but it is not as steep, smell of pine trees the entire way down, and a great view of the falls

Short and Steep, but beautiful nonetheless. Great view from inside the canyon

One of my favorite trails in the park, if not in the USA. Beautiful hike on the edge of the canyon

Beautiful Lake!!!

scenic driving
20 days ago

The petrified tree is right next to the parking lot! This is not a hike.

A 3.7 mile lollipop loop trail off the Grand Loop Road. Approx. 3/4 mile from the turn off for the Yellowstone Hotel. Parking is tight. 2 pulloffs on either side of the road. The trail is on the North side of the road (away from the lake).
The trail goes for about 1 mile, gradual incline. At the turnoffs, it doesn't matter if you go right or left. Both are equally strenuous. We went right. You start getting a view of the lake & Fishing Bridge. At the top, there's disappointment. A walk through the woods. As you walk back to the other side, the view of Yellowstone Lake opens up to you. Fabulous!
A good trail for older kids. We are middleaged, overweight flatlanders & the incline was a struggle. We took our time & took breaks. No problems.

We made this into a loop hike with Imperial Meadows & Fountain Flat Drive. If I figured it out right, that makes 7.8 miles. Parking at the trailhead looks generous, but in the afternoon, might be kind of tight.
This is a good hike for kids. The trail is flat, with no elevation gain. There were bison around, but in the distance. The view of Queen's Laundry is tough with all the steam. If you want, you can take a 0.1 mile stroll to get a closer look.
This is a nice afternoon hike, after the craziness of Old Faithful. We saw maybe 5 people on the trail, not including 2 bikes on Fountain Flat Drive. We also saw a coyote while on the trail.

The best hike in Yellowstone! Gorgeous views of the canyon area. Easy enough for kids to enjoy. A trail that will touch your soul!
Skip Point Sublime (not that interesting or sublime) & take the Clear Lake Trail back to make a loop.

hiking
24 days ago

The stairs weren't as big of a problem as I thought. If you're fit & take your time, you can do it.
The view of the waterfall is nice & we went early enough that we got to see the rainbow with the falls.
The viewing platform is small for the amount of people who use this trail. Go early!

This was a fairly difficult hike but well worth it - the falls were beautiful and we ate our lunch right next to them. The trail back up the series of switchbacks was difficult but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

backpacking
1 month ago

Great hike for viewing wildlife! Encountered bears on the hike in and on the hike out.