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Good walk.

hiking
3 days ago

I did this hike last Saturday (8/11) with two of my friends, and it was a relatively easy trek.

We started our hike around 4 pm and arrived back at the trailhead around 6 pm.

This hike was decently busy on a Saturday afternoon, but most people (families and those not properly dressed for a hike) only made it up up to the Grand Prismatic Spring overlook and then headed back. We continued onward to Fairy Falls, which was well worth it!

The hike itself, was a walk in the park (all pun intended). The only elevation gain takes place on the short jaunt up to the overlook. After that, it is pretty much all even ground for the rest of the 1.5 miles to the falls. We made it from the trailhead to the falls (2.5 miles) in just about an hour; moving at a decently steady pace.

I primarily chose this hike because it was one of the longer ones in the park that included a water feature. It was also a great way to escape the crowds, as we had the falls completely to ourselves for at least 20 minutes.

Great hike for all ages and experience levels!

Mammoth Hot Springs are definitely interesting and worth a look; the low rating is largely driven by the absurdity of including the upper terrace as a "trail" when it is nothing but a road just wide enough for cars. Do NOT hike the upper terrace; if you wish to see those features, do that loop by car as the Parks Service clearly intends. The lower terrace has a series of pedestrian boardwalks and stairs that facilitate an interesting walkabout to view the beautiful travertine formations around the hot springs. There are a couple of placards describing the basic process by which these types of features formed, but there is almost no information provided as to what explains their various names and histories. Bottom line: this is an easy stop that is a worthwhile roadside attraction but is not a "trail" or a "hike" per se, and All Trails should know better than to mark a narrow car-only road (upper terrace) as a "trail."

walking
9 days ago

Very easy hike. Flat ground, very few rocks. Did the overlook, then the walk to the falls. Came across very few people, maybe 10 small groups, even in the busy month of July.

Woooo! It's so cool to see the fall just beside it. I'm shocked by the beauty and sound. Fortunately I also see rainbow here. Two rainbows!

A interesting place. Different from other places in Yellowstone. One of my favorite.

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.

Pretty stunning to see up close. Great views. Then onto Fort Yellowstone which was also interesting. Lots of people but it is what it is. Ran into a lot of road construction which was frustrating.

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

The views were phenomenal!

We drove around the upper terrace, jumping out at a few spots, then hiked the lower loop. So amazingly beautiful and like nothing else I’ve ever seen. Apparently this backdrop was used as Spock’s home of Vulcan in one of the Star Trek movies. This was our second day of exploring in Yellowstone. Take time to read all the signs and pay up to take a trail map at each area to get the most out of your visit.

Great views!

nature trips
1 month ago

How can you not love this place? It ranges from a beach area with shallow water for kids, to deeper water and rapids to can jump into up above.

1 month ago

Worth the hike to see the falls.

This is an easy hike for children with a stunning waterfall at the end. You might encounter animals along the path, keep your distance and leave them be. Very flat so no worries about terrain.

A MUST!!!!! Overwhelmingly in awe! Try to see Beehive Geysers...it's the best

Amazingly beautiful nature! We enjoyed slowly meandering to take photographs.

Very pretty - also great if you’re killing time waiting for Old Faithful!

Open for swimming! Great place, plenty of safe areas for kids and fun areas for adults. Recommend bringing a life vest as the currents are strong in the deep areas. A fun activity for strong swimmers is to head up stream and float down through the canyons twists and turns.

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

nice drive and not busy.. the cone geyser was a first!

easy walk but busy.. did this after bunsen peak so good cool down!

So crowded! Worth it though!

Easy and fun boardwalk. The canary spring is pretty amazing to see up close.

1 month ago

Great for kids!

We enjoyed the geysers so much and stayed in the area so long that we actually witnessed Old Faithful’s eruption twice (around 9:00 and again around 10:40).

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

my snap vid didn't save of this :(

old faithful...you ol' bastard you!

Very interesting to see the hot springs, but too crowded (hundreds of people) for our taste. I’d go on a weekday in the off season, at the end of the day if you are wanting to avoid crowds.

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