The trail is a little skinny most of the distance but not a big deal. This is a beautiful trail the whole way. Not sure how a past review of this thought trail was boring and all they saw was the creek. Look around as you hike, it's great. Saw three or four hawks in the first mile too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael S. on Hebegen Lake
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.