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Best Trails in Yellowstone National Park

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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.

on Red Rock Point Via Red Po...
2 days ago

walking

Great view on good trail.

on Artist Point Trail
2 days ago

walking

If you don't have much time this is a must hike trail

on Electric Peak
3 days ago

Beautiful. The rocks fall away when climbing the peak, so with every step, you're letting go and just keeping your eyes to the sky. Be careful of thunderstorms when climbing in summer afternoons. The first time I hiked this in 2013, someone had just died two days before during a lightning storm. Some younger park rangers had been planning their trip for months but were coming back as we were getting close to climbing the actual peak, and they'd decided not to make the ascent. My boyfriend and I summited around mid-afternoon and were fine, but please be careful.

on Uncle Tom's Trail
4 days ago

hiking

Some of the stairs are in need of care, but the view of the falls is beautiful.

on Upper Geyser Basin - The ...
5 days ago

walking

Nice loop to see lots of geysers, a very active area. Tons of tourists in this area, but it is worth getting out on the trail to get some space!

on Elephant Back Mountain Tr...
5 days ago

hiking

Lovely walk through the forest. Very peaceful. Part of the walk is quite steep, but not challenging. Great views of the lake through the trees. There's a lookout point on the loop which is very pleasant. 11 and 9 year old did it no problem.

on Artists Paintpots Trail
6 days ago

hiking

Did this trail as a kid when family was visiting Yellowstone. I remember the vivid colors from the pictures. I recall being enthralled with Yellowstone.

on Harlequin Lake Trail
6 days ago

hiking

It's an easy trail to a small lake! We caught some frogs but the area around the lake is very muddy! Still a great time, though! Big lily pads!

on Elephant Back Mountain Tr...
6 days ago

I was a pleasant walk! Great view

on Mammoth Hot Springs Area ...
7 days ago

hiking

Such a cool geological area! Family friendly, but very crowded with tourists. You can see some of these from the car, but best to see on foot.

on Hellroaring Creek Loop Tr...
7 days ago

hiking

I did a section of this trail, down to the suspension bridge. The trail starts out with a lot of switchbacks, going downhill. Quite a bit to see along the trail, and as with most trails in Yellowstone, you have a great chance to see wildlife. The suspension bridge is really great, and it is cool to walk across the Yellowstone river and see the beauty of the area. What goes down, must come up.....so if you hiked down to the river, you must climb back out using the switchbacks. Its a rough climb, but well worth it. A great trail, even if you only do a few miles on it.

on Lost Lake Loop Trail
8 days ago

hiking

A good trail, good parking near the road, a very pretty area.

on Artist Point Trail
8 days ago

Gorgeous spot to see the falls, Unfortunately, Super busy as well. Paved path all the way

on Red Rock Point Via Red Po...
8 days ago

Great views of Lower Yellowstone Falls, most people just go to Lookout Point, if you want to get away from some of the crowd take the trail down to Red Rock Point, steep trail, but worth the time!

on Chittenden Road to Mount ...
8 days ago

Only giving it a 3 based on the fact we didn't make it to the top due to a Thunderstorm which turned us around back to the car, Nice views (to the SW, NW & west) but it is just like walking up a gravel road. not sure I would do it again or not, although I would still like to see the view at the top

on Tower Falls Trail
8 days ago

Ok, wish they would finish the rest of the trail that got wiped out from the land slide, not really worth it till you can get back to the base of the falls. Wont do it again till it's open all the way

on Mammoth Hot Springs Terra...
8 days ago

I guess you can say this is one of those "must do's" but it's not as beautiful as I remember it as when I was younger, (due to lots of the spring that seemed to have dried up) you can do as much or as little as you want, Go once if you never been too...

on Artists Paintpots Trail
8 days ago

Pretty decent spot, great to see if you want boiling mud, has some decent color amoung it. Good stop if you have a little extra time

on Gibbon Falls
8 days ago

Pretty cool falls, still hard to get a good photo angle on this falls, do if you have the time

on Fountain Paint Pot Trail
8 days ago

Easy walk, do it if you have the time, but don't go out of your way for it