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Great views of the Yellowstone Canyon on this. While there is the trail that can be walked in its entirety, there are also parking spots at various places so you can make this work however you please in terms of whether you want to hike it or just stop at the designated viewpoints. I went as the sun was setting and it was incredibly beautiful.

I didn’t hike the trail —we only went to the touristy section where you can see Inspiration point and the canyon. It was amazing. So beautiful. Probably one of the prettiest places in Yellowstone.

Grateful our Hiking group took the time to see this even though was w little crowded. Go early for fewer crowds.

This hike was the highlight of our Yellowstone trip primarily because we ended up walking 10 miles round trip and did not see a soul (except about 10 deer). Be careful on the last 1.5 miles as the trail isn’t maintained like the heavily trafficked trails and if you twist your ankle you’ll be down there a long time lol!

Easy hike. Great, wide trail. Nice views. Budget time for at the top; you will want to put the lookout center at the top to good use.

4 months ago

Windy and wonderful

Beautiful trail with amazing views. Hiked parts of it in July 2017. You can get right next to the head of Yellowstone falls and/or take some great photos at a distance as well. Not for small children.

Awesome hike with amazing views. My favorite hike of Yellowstone. Wildlife is abundant as well!

This was our favorite hike in Yellowstone. Uphill on the way up and downhill on the way back. Not hard though, it’s moderate. It is only a bit of of a challenge if you’re not experienced with high altitude hiking (I have lived in Florida my whole life) but you can take small breaks to catch your breath and take some pictures! The views start out great and get even better as you start hiking up. It was so windy at the top that our hats almost flew off but the view from the top was amazing. Going up into the viewing room and signing the log book with our names was such a cool experience. I would do this hike all the time if I could! Highly recommended.

Four stars because of the awesome scenery! Trail was closed in 2 places, so was unable to hike the entire thing. Pretty easy hike with lots of people.

6 months ago

Enjoyed the beautiful views all the way to the top.

6 months ago

The road to the trailhead was closed when we went two weeks ago. Expect to add at least a mile or two to the total distance depending on where you park if it's still closed.
The hike itself was great. Great natural scenery along the rim for the first couple miles and neat little thermal steam vents, geysers and stuff as you get closer to the bottom. Also beware of biting flies in the grassier portions at the bottom, but they're not too bad closer to the river. Challening hike coming back up for sure, but very rewarding.

Enjoyed this hike. I wouldn't call it hard. Trail is very wide and you pretty much have a gradual ascent to the top with a few areas where it levels off. The view would have been much better had there not been so much smoke in the air from all the fires in Montana and Idaho, but it was still pretty cool. We saw a black bear on the hike which was really cool.

This was my best hike in Yellowstone that is a must do. The waterfalls looks spectacular and beautiful. I have not seen something like it before.

6 months ago

Very easy hike to start of 1.4 miles to the spectacular falls. The 1.4 miles is steep and deep Elk herd seen about 3/4 miles from TH.

many portions of the trail are closed for repairs boooo

6 months ago

Very steep and treacherous at the end but breathtaking falls. Well worth it.

It's an easy to moderate hike with great view. Absolutely amazing weather.

6 months ago

As relatively new hikers from sea level, this hike winded us but was very rewarding to complete. Great views and not very technical. Say hello to the chipmunks at the top.

Hiked this in early August with my family, including two kids (ages 10 and 12). We all have hiking experience, but are not regular hikers and the trail was completely manageable. I'd agree with some other reviewers this is more like a moderate trail. When the ground still has snow, I can imagine it is difficult. Very peaceful, not super trafficked but some people along it. Pretty and the view at the top is great - would have been even better without the smoke from MT wildfires. We only saw chipmunks and a marmot, but still fun. Air a little thin towards top. We met another family on the trail and enjoyed walking up with them! As others said, gets chilly and windy at top.

Great hike, no crowds. I would say that the trail is moderate not hard. Saw lots of bighorn sheep and some pikas.

It's a Yellowstone classic that everyone enjoys. You almost always hike up until you reach the top but if you take your time it is not that difficult. Great views, wildlife (marmots and goats), and enjoyable trail.

Very short and easy. If you take the one-way drive you can stop at multiple points along the canyon rim and have amazing views at each one. I would recommend going down one of the trails that actually descends into the canyon some because that is where the best views are.

Unreal views of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone!

7 months ago

The hike itself wasn't too bad, though the switchbacks were a little rough. The views on top were breathtaking and worth the climb. In the distance you can see Mammoth and Gardiner, Swan Lake, and other small lakes. I went in the beginning of August so it was a little hazy from fires. The wild flowers were in full bloom and many wild raspberry bushes lined the trail. My group saw a male and female sage grouse on the way down.
The only downside is the noise of cars down below so it isn't as quiet as I would have liked.

AllTrails should really flag that portions of this trail are closed for rehabilitation

7 months ago

A hidden gem in Yellowstone! This was a trail recommended by a friend and it was spectacular! The first 2.5 or 3 miles follow a flat, abandoned road through trees and meadows. We saw elk and a coyote, among many other critters. The last 1.5 miles consists of a steep grade, a little flat walk and then a very steep climb down the canyon to see the best waterfall I have ever seen. A must see!

7 months ago

On recommendation of a friend we went on this trail and it was one of my favorite. It was a lovely climb that went through a small forest and field on the way up, a great chance to see lots of little creatures. After getting through the forest and field a steady climb up leads to spectacular views in more than one spot. I could have stayed there all day taking in the 360 views and breathing the fresh air. A must do if you are in Yellowstone.

Best views we have had so far. Restrooms and little hut area to get out of the wind and cold. Highly recommend.

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