Biscuit Basin Interpretive Trail

EASY 14 reviews
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Biscuit Basin Interpretive Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yellowstone National Park, WY that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.7 miles 26 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

hot springs

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This interpretive trail has geysers, mud pots, hot springs and local wildlife, plus it connects to the following hiking trails: Mystic Falls Fairy Creek Summit Lake Three miles (5 km) north of Old Faithful is Biscuit Basin, named for the unusual biscuit-like deposits that used to surround Sapphire Pool. Following the 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake, Sapphire erupted, and the "biscuits" were blown away; it last erupted in 1991. Sapphire remains one of the most beautiful blue pools in the park. Mustard Spring provides a bright color contrast, and Jewel Geyser adds excitement as it erupts every 7-10 minutes.

walking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Went here with family years ago and loved it! Could spend so much time admiring the hot springs! So beautiful and so unique! One of my favorite hot springs is in this basin (Sapphire Pool)!

4 months ago

Beautiful & very crowded. Have to check out if you're visiting Yellowstone though.

5 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Don't miss Sapphire pool for anything!

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful loop. The Sapphire Pool is the highlight here.

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

Short loop trail with some cool thermal features.

2 years ago

walking
2 years ago

There are some really neat sights on this short walk. The hot springs are incredible.

walking
3 years ago

Quick walk with some interesting thermal features. Finding a parking spot wasn't easy

walking
4 years ago

This is mostly a walk, not a hike but it is one that is very lovely. The walk is flat and very easy. Good for everybody and there is lots of parking available.

hiking
4 years ago

This was quick and easy, lots of opportunity to see some good thermal features. Nice and easy.