Ice Lake and Little Gibbon Falls Loop

EASY 5 reviews
#42 of 169 trails in

Ice Lake and Little Gibbon Falls Loop is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yellowstone National Park, WY that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, fishing, and canoeing and is accessible from July until September.

3.8 miles 232 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly











no dogs

Directions from Norris: Travel 3.5 miles east on the Norris-Canyon road.

Great trail. Fun , great river location at top of waterfalls to soak your aching feet. There are two stream crossings that require balancing over logs or wading through stream. The lake is gorgeous.

1 month ago

We throughly enjoyed this trail. It is easy yet very secured and beautiful with very little foot traffic.

7 months ago

this trail is one the best trail I have even been on in this park. It is extremely short, barely changes any elevation, and you get to see a massive lake. Once you are at campsite 8p2 I believe, you can barely hear the road, so you feel like you are far in the backcountry, when you really aren't at all.

1 year ago

1 year ago

This is a nice easy hike around a lake then to a small but nice waterfall. My only complaint is the last 1/4 to 1/2 ml is on the road back to the trail head. this can be scary with the crazy RVers flying past you. If you have kids, let someone else go get the car and you wait with the kids at the pull out.

The trail its self is fun. little elevation gain with two creek crossings. The are wide creeks but there are logs going across or you can just walk across. The water is about knee deep to just above the knee in most places but does get deeper. Bring the bug spray! with all the water around there are quite a bit of bugs but nothing like other trails in the park. There is also something for the hiker who likes to fish, there creeks have trout. Not huge ones, but ones to make it fun.