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Spectular views, mostly well accessible. Bit crowded at the beginning but the further up you get, there will be less people. It gets strenuous at times, but there are enough places to catch your breath and take in the scenery. Parking is difficult if you don’t start early. Bring enough water and snacks.

2 days ago

Wonderful day on the mountain. I'm old and slow so it took me 5 hours, lots of time to enjoy the scenery and photograph the flowers that were out. Started early, well before the crowds arrived. Highly recommended! even for you "creaky knee" set.

Great trail with lots of views- if you’re in pretty good shape give or take 3 hours with stops (took me 2.5 going clockwise with picture taking). If you have knee trouble or not a typical hiker, plan the recommended time. The first mile or so is high grade, but I feel it levels out nicely after that. No hairy spots, didn’t use poles. Great views of wild flowers and hoary marmots.

Good walk.

Nice walk. Beautiful views.

Beautiful trail with great overlooks. You cross several bridges and there are 2 stream crossings, so waterproof shoes would be helpful (although not required for those with good balance that can move from rock to rock). Depending on your preference, moving counter clockwise on the trail will result in a more gradual, but longer climb, while going clockwise results in a steeper grade for a shorter time. We went clockwise and I would probably do that direction again. We came in July and some of the trail was still snow covered, but doable with standard hiking equipment.

hiking
7 days ago

Had a great 5 hour hike. Beautiful views even with the smoke from the fires. Monday wasn’t so crowded. The wildflowers were awesome.

a short boardwalk stroll to very beautiful thermal pools
get there before it warms up to see the steam wafting through the air

hiking
9 days ago

Love this hike. Came here during the peak of wildflower season & was mesmerized by all the vibrant colors. I’d recommend cutting to Moraine Trail (no crowds & best views) & Panorama Point if you have time.

hiking
10 days ago

So many mud pots. It's my first time to see the boiling mud. Very cute.

It's colorful and beautiful here.

A interesting hike. Lots of mud pots. One of the advantage of this trail is that there will not be so many visitor as other places in Yellowstone. You can get peace here.

A good choice to see the geysers. Lots of geysers along the trail. Remember to plan enough time for this trail. You will stay more time then you expect.

When I went there it's raining and too much fog. I think it will be better in a sunny day. Besides, I didn't see the fish cone. I think it is related to the water level in the lake.

Great view! Beautiful trail.

Super super easy walk. Beautiful hike along river. Total round trip is about 5 miles. But man what a geyser! Actually liked it better than Old Faithful. However it erupts about every 3 hours, we got there by chance 5 mins after it went off, and it lasted about 15 mins!!! Sign the guest book and if u missed it look for an entry that marked the last eruption time to help you know when the next one is.

on Skyline Loop Trail

hiking
13 days ago

Hike is great...app is incorrect. Not moderate hike!
W/C access...yes, straight up the paved trail...for a ways..rest is gravel. Beautiful

13 days ago

One of our best hike, amazingly beautiful, love it.

One of my favorite hikes in mount Rainier during summer

backpacking
15 days ago

great trail but was a rated as moderate is actually a strenuous hike according to the national parks society
Average time on this hike is 4 1/2 hours
Would recommend for a clear day can’t see anything in cloud cover
great wild life wouldn’t do without a lot of hiking experience and gear
Would recommend professional hiking gear because without it is quite dangerous

This our first stop and exposure to thermal activity. This was cool and worth the stop but it was crowded

Hey it’s Old Faithful!! You can’t go to Yellowstone and not see Old Faithful. Super crowded of course since visitor center and other educational bdlgs are here plus gift shop etc but now I can say I saw it

hiking
18 days ago

Definitely a beautiful hike. You are able to get so close to Mt. Rainier and the Nisqually Glacier that it feels like you’re on it. The only issue is that on this app, the trail is rated as moderate, and at Mt. Rainier, they rate it as very strenuous. Moderate and VERY strenuous are two VERY different things in my opinion. I planned to hike this with my dad, almost 50 and with a bad knee, because it was “moderate”. Once we got there though, it was evident that it was harder than described, so we had to change trails. I’ve come across many trails like this on this app, where they’re rated way easier than they should be.. So be careful when selecting, and do your research. Otherwise, this trail is gorgeous.

Beautiful views up and down, but definitely glad we did the Skyline loop clockwise as I believe this provided the best views of Mt. Rainier. We finished in 3 hours even with many stops for pictures, but can see where it may take others a lot longer because of the elevation gain in the first 2-2.5 miles. Some areas with snow and loose rocks can also cause a slow down. Loved it and would do it again!

Bring water and bug spray but the hike is worth it.

Beautiful! Wildflowers will probably be in full bloom in the next several days. Definitely arrive early for parking and fewer hikers. We did the loop counter clockwise and found the climb much more gradual.

walking
22 days ago

Quick walk in a geyser area. But it's very crowded and parking can take a while.

Nice little walk close to the lake and around the geyers. Very crowded, though (I was there when it rained heavily, and there were still so many people).

hiking
23 days ago

LOVED this hike, the whole trail is beautiful. We had some wild flowers in the meadow. We had to tread abt a km of snow in small patches which was great. It can be easily done with normal hiking shoes. Would recommend a Hiking stick. We started towards Myrtle falls as it a gradual climb and then came down after panorama point. The trail is very crowded from the panorama point down .. Would do it again
Go early or late in the day as parking is a problem

This was our first loop / home at Yellowstone, an excellent way to start. Relatively short and super informative, many interesting features to see.

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