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Henry Chyung reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Nice, easy trail which, although not terribly interesting terrain, was still enjoyable because of the nice scenery. Was fortunate to see a large, single bison about ten feet from the trail. Also saw four different herds of 100+ bison driving to/from the trailhead from Mammoth. On the way back, also saw a large herd of elk in the little valley below Mammoth (as well as some elk in Mammoth itself). Overall, a great day of wildlife viewing.

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Briana Guanchez reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Lackluster. Felt like I was walking through a cow pasture, the highlight was the herd of Bison and creek at the end was not bad but the hike was just ehh. It is probably beautiful June- Aug when the wild flowers are out.

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Daniel Stanley reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Sarah Levinson reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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One bison. Went midday so suspect our timing was off. Nice hike. But not a must unless you try for animal timing.

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James Graham reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Saw and heard black and gray wolves and bison. Left TH at 7am, snack at the river, back at the car at 1pm. Realllly nice!

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Vanessa Ginman reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Cory Roberts reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Andrew Naoum reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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HikingBugsGreat!No shade

This is a hot (during the day) but beautiful hike in the valley, came across a pack of 200+ buffalo that graze on the trail. The creek at the end is a nice break point but the appeal of this hike is the unencumbered nature and solitude being in the massive valley. Views would have been a bit better in mid September 2020 if not for the forest fire smoke reducing visibility

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Meagan Holloran reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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HikingGreat!No shade

Beautiful hike. Nice and easy. Great place for sunrise. Lots of wildlife. Highly recommend.

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Jessica Abbondola reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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HikingGreat!No shadeOff trail

A real wildlife adventure! We saw multiple herds of bison and prong horns. Bring bear spray in case of a bear. It’s also in direct sunlight, so pack light clothes. We walked through a stream from the parking area near the bathroom to connect to the path, so be prepared to take off your hiking boots or bring Chacos if you take that path. We packed a lunch to eat by the creek and were happily disrupted by a herd of buffalo!

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Michael Gunn reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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It was good

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Taylor Smith reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Carly H reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Start early to avoid the heat, and keep going until you reach the creek. At the creek, hike a little longer to the left to find a campground that makes for a nice break spot if no one is camping there. We saw buffalo and antelope, but no bears (though you'll see plenty of claw marks on the trees of the campsite!). We also found some skeletons and elk horns along the way. A good hike to feel solitude in an otherwise overrun park, but not my favorite hike.

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Mar Carpanelli reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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HikingBugsGreat!No shade

Easy beautiful hike with tons of wildlife views!

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Sara Rose reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Jacqueline Demko reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Easy trail to follow. Only hiked to the creek and turned around. Traffic getting to the trailhead was bad. Trail is exposed so pack water and a hat. Saw bison and pronghorn.

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Eric W reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Chris Cordle reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Ramon Rosquete reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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HikingGreat!

You can see most of the wildlife from your car; to me this hike is only worth it if you didn’t see buffalos anywhere else (rare). I would suggest doing other hikes in Yellowstone.

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Clay Gardner reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Will Reid reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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HikingGreat!

Started trail at 7:30am. Very few people. Beautiful landscapes. Did not see any bear or wolves but saw several pronghorn, buffalo, and 3 sand hill cranes. Definitely go all the way to Cache Creek. As others have mentioned this hike is in full sun. Started the hike at 37 degrees and ended at 78.

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Chelsea Burke reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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HikingNo shade

Open sun trail that’s a little tough to follow, we ended up doing our own thing and picking up some trails down to the river, which was really secluded and pretty. There were hundreds of bison in the valley next to us, and some were even blocking the trail so we had to bushwack a bit to get back. Others we talked to had spotted wolf, take binoculars because there is definitely a great potential for wildlife!

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