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riley nunn reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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HikingNo shade

If you don't see any wildlife the trail is just wading through high grass in direct sunlight. The mountains surrounding you aren't anything special on a Yellowstone scale. The best part of the trail for me was when I accidentally took a wrong turn and ended up on a different trail

Rory Counts reviewed Union Falls Trail
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HikingBugsGreat!

Some backcountry magic right here. Spent the nights at 9u2 and 9u4 and hiked to union falls and the hot springs. Incredible ending to a moderately difficult hike with a few river crossings. A bit more straining on the way out with a good bit of it uphill.

Jean Prough reviewed Seven Mile Hole Trail
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HikingGreat!

The hike back up was easier than the hike down. Would recommend walking sticks, good shoes and lots of water. We did it in two days - camping at one of the sites.

Raymond Carlin reviewed Yellowstone Natural Bridge Trail
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Easy trail, bridge was gorgeous. Make sure to go to the top for the best views. My 10 year old didn’t want to go up to the top so he stayed at the bottom by a few other groups of people. A couple minutes later we were surprised to turn around when up there and he was there huffing and puffing. He ran up the mountain / switchbacks because he saw a bear cub. We also heard a bear chuff at us in the forest part (didn’t actually see it nor did we want to stay in that part to find out), but I wasn’t too worried about it as a few of us had spray and we were a group of 5.

Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 14, 2020
Hiking

The bridge is really cool to see, but the hike there is kinda boring. 1/2 mile through the woods on traditional nature trail then you join up with the paved road bike path all the way to the bridge. Not sure why the clown who mapped this trail on this app didn't include the park trail that also goes up and around the bridge...so do the extra 1/2 mile because it's the best part and would have rated this a 4 if it were included. If you want to do an extra mile on the way back, keep going straight down the paved bike path all the way to the main road then go left and cross the bridge over the lake and trails will lead you back to the parking lot/trail head from the opposite side you started.

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Brendan Zbikowski reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Hiking

A very straightforward trail with beautiful views. My girlfriend and I started our hike around 7:30am and were alone for nearly the entire trip. We ran into a couple of bison and pronghorn on the trail on our way to the creek which was very cool. A couple of women saw some badgers in the brush but we didn’t see any. I highly recommend this trail to get away from the large crowds of Yellowstone and to really immerse yourself into the valley.

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Joe Tichenor reviewed Seven Mile Hole Trail
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Rock climbingGreat!

awesome, trees talk at the start of trail, geysers, warm popl of water at base. that's where we rock climbed. strenuous. well worth it.

Jil Albrecht reviewed Ribbon Lake Trail
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BackpackingGreat!

This trail is wonderful, it has it all. Great views of the canyon and falls, ponds, lakes, rolling meadows, thermal features, and wildlife. Once you get past artist point and some of the more popular attractions, the amount of people you see is reduced significantly. Suitable for many levels of hikers, I saw plenty of families on the trail. I spent 2 nights alone at RN1, a beautiful campsite right on Ribbon Lake. Absolutely breathtaking. Although, I did try to follow the trail around the lake and it seemed to peter out around RN2 campsite. If you are thinking about doing this solo and worried about safety, I personally never felt truly unsafe. Was I prepared? Heck yeah. But this area is popular enough, you will never be completely “alone”.

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Charles D. reviewed Sky Rim Loop Trail
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Drew Flickinger reviewed Electric Peak Trail
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Hiking

Amazing trail, the first 7 miles are super easy with lots of places to see wildlife. The last 3 miles are pretty intense but you are rewarded with amazing views. We left the parking lot at 6am and peaked at 11am. After an hour at the top it took us 4 hours to descend back to our cars (4pm). Take people’s advice and get to the top early! There are lots of thunderstorms in the afternoon so try to peak before 12. Keep your eye out for Cairns because they help lead the way up to the peak. Bring something along to donate to the summit box at the top! Take your time and enjoy this amazing hike!

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Lee Cassel reviewed Electric Peak Trail
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Hiking

First 7 miles are a cruise, last 2.5 get intense

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Kevin Kaminski reviewed Yellowstone Natural Bridge Trail
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Trail is open, lots of scrapes on trees. Very easy mostly paved walk up to the bridge. we added the loop that took us to the top of the bridge looking down, which is quite steep at times with multiple switchbacks. Good trail for those just getting started.

Anna Kukin reviewed Specimen Ridge Trail
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Hiking

We did first 2 miles of a trail and then went to the water overlook picnic area and from there finished the loop back on the other parking lot to walk back to our parking lot on the road. Well the trail was magnificent because you get to see the canyon and the river down below. Beautiful meadows too. When we came down to the road that leads us back to our car- there were hundreds of bisons and it was scary because we were surrounded by them with 3 small children. I recommend the hike highly- just don’t do the loop and start and the other Specimen trailhead and go back same way to avoid the bisons up and close. I ended up getting a ride to my car in a rangers car but he left my husband and 3 kids right in a middle of the bisons. Thankfully while he drove me through the bisons ( he wouldn’t take all of us or even my youngest son), some Good Samaritan gave a ride to the rest of my crew back to my car. Anyway, we had plenty of emotions! Still the hike to see the canyons was amazing!!

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charles hines reviewed Purple Mountain Trail
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Hiking

The views of Madison Junction and the geyser basins were fantastic. Could barely make out the Tetons in the distance. Be very careful as the trail gets narrow and a stumble or misstep could send you sliding a long ways down the mountain side.

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Daniel Meoli reviewed Electric Peak Trail
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one the most amazing hikes you can do in Yellowstone! definitely a challenge so prepare yourself mentally and physically for a mind blowing view.

Emily Burchfield reviewed Electric Peak
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Hiking

Great hike! Punishing and rewarding. First 8 miles is leisurely, and then... it’s straight up for 2-3 miles in loose scree. Worth it for the incredible views of Yellowstone, though. On the way back we saw lots of elk and enjoyed the wildflowers and butterflies. We only saw one other person on the trail in the 9 hours we were on it!

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Kelly Lorton reviewed Sky Rim Loop Trail
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This trail was incredibly beautiful, but should definitely be rated 'hard'. Very flat first 3-4 miles in and then the inclines start. There are several very steep areas but it was manageable. We completed the loop clockwise in 9.5 hours in one day. Bonus: we only saw two other people the entire hike. Be sure to bring food and lots of water. Absolutely worth it.

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BackpackingMuddyOver grown
First to Review

Very overgrown on the snake river cutoff trail, very spotty trail but downloading the map with gps was huge for navigation. Many river crossing, gorgeous wildflowers.

Debra Haley reviewed Purple Mountain Trail
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HikingGreat!

Great trail. Wear hiking boots and bring water no snack bar at the top. Not much wildlife that we saw. Great views!!!

Dan McConkie reviewed Shoshone Lake Via Canoe
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Amazing adventure. Never in my life have I felt more secluded. There are so few sites available for permits on Shoshone and each site is limited to 8 or fewer (except for one of the sites maybe?) that you will not really see or hear anyone except in passing while paddling. Sites are well developed with toilets and bear poles in place. Amazing views everywhere you look. Highly recommend starting any paddling early in the morning as the wind will kick up late morning making the trip much more difficult at best and dangerous at worst. This trip is so different from any other trip I've done. I'm usually hiking and packing so the water to is an awesome change. My family loves getting out of the canoe and hiking and /or pulling the canoe up the river. We use a without /training harness so hands can be freed up for hiking poles. We've done the trip with scouts, adults, and kids as young as 5 (they just sit on the gear in the canoe as a passenger.

Tim Zelmanski reviewed Grebe Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!No shade

A very easy family day-hike. 3 flat miles on mostly hard packed trail, very wide and easy through open wooded area due to the wildfires of the past. It was warm and sunny most of the hike. The trail is super well maintained and I hope anyone who has contributed to cutting and moving all of the fallen trees on this path know how we appreciate their efforts! The lake at the end is not the most scenic in Yellowstone, but it is still a very beautiful place in the world. We went for the fishing which was pretty good. We had to wade out about knee/waist deep so that we can cast deep enough to find the fish and also moved to the far side of the lake were there is a steeper drop off. We caught mostly 14" Cutthroat Trout but all 3 of us also caught an Arctic Grayling which is a somewhat difficult species to locate in the USA. We saw Trumpeter Swans, (2 different pair), and a Bald Eagle who came to visit. Great day for a nice hike and a great trail that we may repeat some day.

Emily Wolfson reviewed Seven Mile Hole Trail
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HikingGreat!

Very enjoyable scenic trail, didn’t seem too populated. Perfect first day at Yellowstone. About 3 miles of flat hiking, 1 mile steep descent and 1 mile not so steep, then the opposite on the way back! we did not see any bears

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BackpackingBugsOver grown

Four of us, which included two kids age 14 and 10, hiked this trail from August 2nd to August 6th, 2020. The trail was so beautiful and the scenery varied widely which was part of the appeal of this trail. However, the mosquitoes were terrible, especially at the campsites. The NPS warns that mosquitoes can be bad but it was worse than I imagined. If possible, try and wait until the end of August or early September when the bugs are supposed to be less. Mr. Bubbles and Duranda Falls were amazing. We stayed in campsites 8G1, nice but nothing special; 9D2 a very nice campsite along a narrow section or water; 9B6 a great site right on the river and it seemed to be the best campsite we saw, and 9B2 a fine campsite if there are no mosquitoes. Otherwise, it was mosquito hell as it is in the meadow. The hike down to Duranda Falls was scary to say the least. We met the folks staying in campsite 9A3 and they let us hike up through their site which was much easier. The bottom portion of the trail after Iris Falls was very overgrown so make sure to have long pants and long shirt. We got a walk-in permit 2 days before.

Ryan Thorsen reviewed Lamar Valley Trail
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Hiking

Incredible hike.. more nature walk for a little while, but so much wildlife that your interest is held the whole time. Weasel, otter, pronghorns, tons of bison stampeding, falcons grabbing prairie dogs off the floor within 20 yards, etc etc... people who got in an hour ahead of us saw wolves and we saw grizzly tracks at the river bed.

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Ginger Crisp reviewed Bull Mountain Loop Trail
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BackpackingBugsMuddyNo shadeOver grown
First to Review

Completed a 2 night backpack staying at Coyote Creek 2C2 and Hellroaring 2H9 in early August 2020. Did not see anyone on trails until final 2 miles! Coyote Creek trail beautiful but hot, campsite 5 stars! Day 2 through Absaroka Wilderness was very challenging - lots of bugs, needed gps route finding skills and longer than guidebook distance. Still beautiful though. Hellroaring campsite decent and trail out on third day was mostly flat until last mile after bridge. Tough loop but really cool adventure. Sadly no wildlife except trout in Coyote creek!

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