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Far too crowded when I visited and slightly worn. The boardwalk needs renovations and there were unattended children running amuck. It's ok for strolling but tourists have torn the place up.

Stunningly beautiful!

Easy hike to a great view from the brand new viewing platform. Didn’t have time to explore Fairy Falls with our 5 and 10 yo’s and their 70+ grandmother, but will in the future.

Did this with our 5 and 10 yo, along with their 70+ grandmother. Great trail from a former road. If you miss the eruption, there is plenty to do and explore until the next.

We got there about 5 minutes after it finished and spent the intervening 2:30 exploring the river, unmarked hot springs, and having lunch. The greatest benefit was the opportunity to watch the geyser’s entire eruption sequence.

Afterwards we visited Old Faithful, and the kids were less than impressed after watching Lone Star.

Did this with our 5 and 10 yo, along with their 70+ grandmother. Great trail from a former road. If you miss the eruption, there is plenty to do and explore until the next.

We got there about 5 minutes after it finished and spent the intervening 2:30 exploring the river, unmarked hot springs, and having lunch. The greatest benefit was the opportunity to watch the geyser’s entire eruption sequence.

Afterwards we visited Old Faithful, and the kids were less than impressed after watching Lone Star.

Great views of Old Faithful all around if you stand back some from the crowds along the edges. Make sure to get there early if you want the best spot/view

Super family friendly and easy walk around these gorgeous, vibrant hot springs. Great view of Yellowstone Lake as well, definitely worth a stop.

2 days ago

Not much to see on the way but the view at the end of the trail is worth it.

So crowded! Worth it though!

Did this today!! 2.4 in and out. Would recommend doing the hike in from the parking lot rather than Howard Eaton trail. The biting flies on Howard Eaton were TERRIBLE!!! This way they weren’t awful.

Lone Star erupted right at 3:30pm. It was totally worth sitting and waiting for an hour and a half. Amazing geyser!!!

It’s supper easy. The view isn’t a great as the lower falls in my opinion. But it’s still beautiful.

walking
8 days ago

This was a nice walk. A lot of people complain about the smell. It’s not pleasant by any means but It didn’t bother me. Maybe I just happen to be there on decent afternoon. There was several bison on the trail to see as well. And I mean up and close.

Very fun and beautiful and well worth the visit. The only downside was how crowded it was. I travel with a four year old and the crowd was somewhat difficult at times to move through.
Plus side the pathway is kid friendly.

Great easy hike. Plenty of people on trail, so safe to go solo and not worry about wildlife (still be bear aware!) be prepared for tons of people at the top

This is a really easy trail meant for all skill levels. Wish it was a little longer. The view at the top is totally worth it though.

Loved this little walk through all the paint pots. Fun little walk

Great views, but not so much a trail or hike... more of a park and shoot type of experience. Really really crowded but that comes with it being very accessible. We were there on a really cold and windy day. I would love to go back in the Winter and maybe do a hike above it.

This isn't really a hike, it's a boardwalk path. It's good, quick loop that gives you views of the lake, plus some hot springs and other thermal features. If you don't have much time in the park, this is a great spot to see a lot in one short walk. Be prepared to fight through crowds.

I'd recommend doing this and the Yellowstone Lake Overlook trail, another short hike which leaves from the same parking lot. There you can get overhead views of the lake away from the crowds.

The trail was great and just what we needed after being in the car for a couple of hours! Beautiful scenery!

Easy hike with great views of Yellowstone lake and geothermal features.

my snap vid didn't save of this :(

don't miss out on this. super easy and lot of great photo ops

old faithful...you ol' bastard you!

hiking
22 days ago

I just thought this one was ok. There are crowds and a ton of switchbacks and felt like view was just ok. I'd recommend viewing falls at higher overlook off loop.

walking
22 days ago

Pretty easy boardwalk to follow, interesting sights, restrooms less than desirable.

walking
22 days ago

only recommend going if it is a clear day, we were disappointed we couldn't see color of spring and wished we had passed.

walking
22 days ago

Nice easy trail with several views but noticed some people not paying attention and nearly pushed some people off the boardwalk. Crowded so go early.

Completed this trail in the winter when it was well below zero. No crowds and a few bison and coyotes in the area.

Remarkably beautiful shirt switchback trail with active small brook on one side and large river at the bottom.

It's raining and there wasn't a soul on this trail! it was quick and easy. the water is flowing!

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