Best Trails near West Yellowstone, Montana

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on Coffin Lakes
1 month ago

hiking

it was a great hike. Great trail. beautiful lake. fishing was poor. Didn't see a soul:)

on Specimen Creek Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Beautiful!

on Targhee Creek Trail
2 months ago

on Targhee Creek Trail
10 months ago

mountain biking

We had a nice warm day today and was able to get up nearly 5 miles on mountain bikes. The first 3-4 miles are not too steep. Once you cross the creek the trail gets very steep. We had to walk the bikes up for nearly a mile. In that mile the trail climbs up about 700 ft. The views are pretty great. It took us about 2 hours to get up 5 miles, and about an hour to get down.

on Bacon Rind Creek Trail
1 year ago

Pin point on this is wrong..

on Targhee Creek Trail
1 year ago

hiking

We enjoyed this trail. We took our 3 young boys ages 3-8 and were able to go up about 2.5 miles without any problems. The trail is pretty easy. The scenery is good and the trail feels pretty secluded. The trail follows the creek most of the way, however the trail was usually about 100 yards or more away from the creek on the small section we hiked. We didn't see any wildlife.

We didn't see many other people on the trail today but we did see some mountain bikers. I'll be coming back with my bike later this summer.

on Targhee Creek Trail
1 year ago

hiking

We hiked about 8.5 miles of this trail. 4+ out and 4+ back. Trail was easy to moderate and was becoming more strenuous around the 5th mile. The scenery was nice, not much to see except the Creek. I probably wouldn't hike it again.

on West Yellowstone Area Cam...
2 years ago

camping

We stayed at a KOA just outside of West Yellowstone during our trip to Yellowstone National Park. The campground itself was very nice, and the KOA had lots of nice amenities. The only problem I had was that our campsite was right next to a very busy road, and it was hard to sleep at night with the traffic going by.

on Targhee Creek Trail
2 years ago

hiking

Had to turn back on account of the rain.

on Coffin Lakes
2 years ago

fishing

Amazing trout here!!! Caught many 2+ pounders!!! Rainbows, and some of the most beautiful browns I've ever seen! You a gold kastmaster and you'll be nailing em all day long

on South Teepee Creek Road T...
2 years ago

hiking

Teppee Creek trail is a perfect trail to get your legs under you when you 1st arrive in the Yellowstone area. With an elevation of 4 to 5 hundred feet, it can be a in and back or if you have a shuttle you can link with Daily Creek trail or Buffalo Horn trail to double the distance and enhance the views. Water parallels the creek the 1st 2 miles. Wild flowers, moderate views of valleys and mountains with a chance to exercise your dogs are pluses. Also a moderate backcountry ski trail Dec through March.

on Coffin Lakes
2 years ago

hiking

awesome hike! bring a swim suit for a nice refreshing dip at the lake! watch for bear!

on Hebegen Lake
2 years ago

fishing

Fishing in Mid-May was good. Using a spin rod and lures was effective. Use silver spoon lures or silver color Rapalas. I was only getting action from Rainbows, but they were all 20+ inches. I recommend using a boat to get into the deeper areas of the lake. If you are coming from out of town, the Marina on the lake will rent steel framed boats with small prop engines for about $30 for 4 hours.

on Hilgard Basin Trail
2 years ago

Did this in mid June. camped at Craig lake and snowboarded echo peak.. still lots of snow at the time

on Coffin Lakes
2 years ago

Nice place to spend a weekend. Make sure to check out the upper lake.

on Hilgard Basin Trail
2 years ago

We did it in mid June and there was lots of snow left.. lots. We camped at Craig lake and skied/snowboarded Echo peak. Amazing, place check it out.

on Bacon Rind Creek Trail
2 years ago

done in the winter as ski trip . quite peaceful.

on Targhee Creek Trail
3 years ago

hiking

Great trail. We only went about half way before we were chased out by lightning and rain. The trail is easy to see and not too steep. My kids loved it. We stopped and fished along the way and tried to outsmart some brook trout. Lots of fun and scenery.