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Yes, Yellowstone is incredibly busy and there will be people everywhere at the geyser basin trails, but in my opinion, it is totally worth dealing with the crowds. The Grand Prismatic is an absolutely beautiful geological wonder. The boardwalk is cool but the overlook is even better in my opinion.

Just do it. It's beautiful, easy and underwater geysers are just plain cool. Plus---the Colors!

I have done this Mystic Falls loop three different times of the summer. Mid-to-late June is the best b/c the snow melt is awesome; the water is roaring; and there are small waterfalls that are very nice that are gone by mid-July and thereafter. Every time I go back to YNP, this hike is a Must. A repeat.

Do this hike!! Everyone goes to the boardwalk but this beats the boardwalk all day, definitely worth your time!

2 months ago

Moderately trafficked easy hike past the gorgeous Sapphire Pool to the picturesque Mystic Falls. We're glad we went up the first set of switchbacks (2.7m roundtrip) for a better, higher view of the waterfall.

We were able to go in late October. It was a wonderful hike since we were about the only ones there!!! We saw lots of bison and such interesting and magnificent scenery!

Went on a perfect overcast day and there was not too many people for Yellowstone. Was even able to get parking in mid day.

I guess if you are going to show some out of town folks Old Faithful and want to call it a hike, this would be the route, but not really something I’d do again unless that was the exact goal. Hiking up to observation point started to feel like I was finally hiking but then by the time I got away from the crowds of people we began to descend into them again. Views of a bunch of tourists waiting for Old Faithful to erupt, and a river bridge, and a descent view overlooking the other side of the lodge. Good if it’s your first time in the park and just want to walk around.

Pretty much a must do if visiting Yellowstone for the first time to sightsee, but wouldn’t consider this a traditional hike by trail. Expect A LOT of people. Not sure why this is rated moderate. Maybe the smell? Pretty much just a walk on the boardwalk the park created for people wanting to see geysers.

Old Faithful is way too hyped up. Its predictably is about all that’s notable. Beyond that it’s jammed with bus upon bus of tourists who leaving thinking “that was it?”. My recommendation is to get away from the main events and hike to some waterfalls - Mystic, Fairy, Osprey. They are not difficult to get to and you’ll taste more of the ruggedness and beauty of Yellowstone.

Make sure to do the entire loop. If you start low, keep going up and up and up after you pass the falls. It’s a peaceful hike and chances are you won’t encounter many others. The view at the top is great.

Did this one around 5 years ago when I was 11 years old, great way to see the hot springs up close, there were bones visible in one of them from where a bison fell in and died. Old faithful was fun to watch and there’s a clock that counts down till the next eruption, about and hour and 15 between each one. Obviously this is a big tourist attraction so expect crowds.

So heavily trafficked, it is more of a walk then a hike. Did a few years back with a Venture Crew.

Heavily trafficked, but well worth the hike. Stunning views and sights.

Just so cool. Amazing sights.

Fascinating sights!

Unbelievable sights. Very beautiful view of Yellowstone Lake.

Very easy...cool geysers and springs. Great colors and my kids loved it!

5 months ago

Really nice easy hike to a cool waterfall...some options to go up or down and make it more challenging but we just hung out at the bottom of the falls and took it in...did it with my wife and two daughters (ages 6, 3). They handled it with no problems.

2 different thermal features which are very unique on their own.

Wonderful geysers but crowded though

Unique geothermal activity by the side of the lake gives it a different appeal.

Very Unique geological experience

Part of the Lower Geyser Basin, Fountain Paint Pots across from Firehole Lake Drive offers a variety of geothermal features and is worth the visit.

Saw Elk at this interesting group of hot springs adjacent to the Yellowstone Lake

5 months ago

Great waterfall and it's beautiful out there, but there is sooooo much traffic on this trail.

A good change of pace from the geyser basin boardwalk trails. No crowds and a surprisingly nice waterfall to view. We hiked to this from the Old Faithful Lodge so it was a little longer than the stated 3.4 miles.

5 months ago

Easy and awesome view

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