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Very beautiful lake on top. Saw small bear early in AM when we got to the lake. Early AM the wildlife is very abundant.

Classic...not a necessarily a hike but it’s super amazing still.

hiking
9 days ago

The road leading to the trailhead was closed off, added an extra mile both ways. Great hike! The falls were beautiful.

Best place to see the paint pots in Yellowstone!

hiking
18 days ago

An easy short hike. Went on Christmas and was not disappointed by the the giant frozen waterfall.

snowshoeing
21 days ago

Great Winter Hike!!
We started ~1mile below the trailhead due to the seasonal closure. We took the trail over to the historic camp, then we went up to the lake overlook and turned it from there. Gorgeous views and very easy terrain. Since it was winter, we left the trail a number of times to explore the area.
If you're a backcountry skier, this is an amazing spot. Climb would only take a couple hours and the lines are spectacular.

hiking
23 days ago

So Much to do here!!

paddle sports
24 days ago

I love to hike in with my inflatable paddle board. It's a beautiful hike in and the lake is great for paddle boarding

snowshoeing
24 days ago

I hike this trail year round and absolutely love it. Snowshoeing is the best on this trail and the views are gorgeous. I usually see wildlife so be prepared, this trail is a must do

hiking
26 days ago

Love this hike. Good for kids. All year round availability. Crisp mountain air. Wildlife/birds abound. Would love to ice climb the falls one year. Awesome photo ops.

backpacking
1 month ago

Amazing area, good first backpacking trip hike/ location!

Interesting trail. Got to see old faithful blow twice! So many interesting hot springs and geysers here.

backpacking
1 month ago

Backpacked up in this area back in July and enjoyed some lovely weather and beautiful scenery. A hike up Granite Peak and another up Tripod Peak added some stunning views. Blue Lake itself was very busy, but that's to be expected. We only hiked through there, so it may have quieted down.

Great short walk to a nice falls

Trail has lots of bikers on it which defeated the relaxing purpose of a hike. Gorgeous views half way into hike however.

Wow! First weekend in November and a perfect day to Hike. Last Mile had about 5 or 6 big switchbacks and took a little longer getting up that part, but so worth the view.

I don't usually review trails, but this one is pretty great! We went a little later, so it wasn't as busy. But we got to a point in the trail where a moose and her baby were on the trail. We had to wander off the trail but it was an awesome experience. The scenery is also beautiful. It's 4 miles but it's very casual.

By far one of my favorite trails in the area.

Great hike with breathtaking views. Saw lots of chipmunks but no bears! Had bear spray just in case. My husband and I really enjoyed this hike.

This is an awesome little trail to get a sample of a lot of the wonders of Yellowstone. There are some sections with stairs, which, during our October visit, were caked in ice and really tricky to manage for children. Worth it though!

hiking
3 months ago

Well done trail. Pick up one of the trail guides as there are numbered spots where you can stop and learn more about the park. The highlight is Buffalo Cave. I made a short video of the park if anyone is interested: https://practicalvagabonds.com/visit-craters-of-the-moon/

hiking
3 months ago

This loop was awesome not to difficult at all. weather was perfect mid to high 50s. blue skies.

hiking
3 months ago

We did the marked road trail on the way up. snow cover wide trail was well trampled by other travelers but we were the only ones on the way up and back. When you arrive there's a T and you go right to the waterfall. Visited the falls, which were beautiful half-frozen, then took the other trail to the left to hit Hyalite Trail. Took a left onto a heavily traveled trail which began like a frozen stream this day. This single track trail was fantastic and took us to a signpost indicating a connector to the Grotto Falls Trailhead. This connector trail had not been traveled since the snow had fallen a few days earlier and was absolutely a fantastic five star trek. On this day, crunching snow, sunshine and amazing views. At some points you can see Grotto Falls trail below you. It comes out to the left of the trailhead and is unmarked. Fantastic simple high value hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome scenery

Great longer hike around the lake. We started near the jenny lake overlook and went to the right (looking at the lake). We were the only people in the trail until the intersection trailhead. Continued into hidden falls as a nice side trip before finishing the loop. Went past moose pond, did not see any moose or wildlife. It was snowing dueing our hike so the view of the mountains wasnt good, however the snow was pretty.

very well maintained trail with a lot of spectacular scenery to photograph.

The trail is very well maintained and relativly easy to climb. My 4 and 6 yr old had no issues. There are some geocahes and letterboxes on the hike to make it more fun.

Very beautiful around the lake!

It is not lightly trafficked July, August

3 months ago

Amazing views. Friendly people on the trail.

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