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A beautiful hike accessed from Biscuit Basin Geyser. We did the out & back trail to the falls. Stopped a while at the very pretty falls where we had some little squirrels come to visit. We then made our way back to Old Faithful via BIscuit Basin.

Great trail to see the south rim canyon without dealing with the larger crowds

I didn't get to complete any long or "hard" hikes due to time restraints (only in yS one day) but this was by far my favorite. great views, seclusion, a good workout, and plenty of pic ops. i was hesitant on doing the whole loop at first but I'm glad I went for it. it feeds off of that hot springs trail which is an extra bonus to start or end your journey.

hiking
2 days ago

Closed As of 20June2018. Looks like construction

hiking
2 days ago

Great overall hike. We went right before Memorial day. Took us ~2 hours, from 9a-11a. Because we set out earlyish, we were the first folks up the mountain that day and could really enjoy the solitude. On the way down we passed ~20 people.

Ascending you can see the Golden Gate, and the terraces at Mammoth.

Most difficult part of the hike was the scree at the top. That said, boots (which we wore) or even tennis shoes should be fine.

It's closed, under construction. Looks like it will be for a while

great trail with minimal elevation. we just hiked to the lake and back and clocked 6.4 miles. great views along the way as you walk through a pine Forest. slightly muddy but no water crossings. plenty of wildflowers

We started at the Wapiti TH and hiked to Clear Lake, then through the geothermal area, then up to Ribbon lake where we found a good spot to eat lunch. We hiked back the same way. Great trail through, forest, geothermal areas, meadows and beautiful lakes. It really lets you take in some of the varied terrains that YSNP has to offer without the crowds. Very quite, the bubbling of the mud pots and the calls of nearby elk were all we heard.

short pretty trail through dense pines to a Lilly pad-covered lake. lots of mosquitos, but fine with bug spray.

short pretty trail through dense pines to a Lilly pad-covered lake. lots of mosquitos, but fine with bug spray.

short pretty trail through dense pines to a Lilly pad-covered lake. lots of mosquitos, but fine with bug spray.

South Rim is closed at the moment. We were only able to go out to Artist View overlook.

Just hiked in past the suspension bridge down to the river's edge (where one would need to cross to continue the trail) and returned. I think it turned out to be 5 or 6 miles total. Lovely hike, saw many birds, wildflowers, and views of the river from different vantage points. The suspension bridge is obviously very cool as well.

hiking
6 days ago

It's a fairly small lake and quite busy, which takes away from the serenity - but it would be quite nice in the early morning possibly. When the water is calm, I bet there are beautiful reflections of the mountains. Was hoping to see more birdlife, but nature doesn't go by my watch!

Trail ended up being 18.5 miles but worth it. Amazing views and I didn’t see anyone else while hiking!

Beautiful trail. Make sure your shoes are waterproof because it gets a little ‘swampy’. We saw deer, bisons and foxes.

Hiked in early June. Mother elk with calf at trail head, herd near summit, and had to double back and take the road in due to more elk in the trail coming back in. Signs posted for bear sightings, and we were the only people on the hike despite the parking lot being full. Be prepared for wildlife!

Beautiful hike! From certian areas on this trail, you see parts of Yellowstone National Park that you would not otherwise see. We started at the trailhead by the hot springs and ended up behind Mammoth Spings Hotel. There is an initial increase in elevation the fist half mile of the hike, maybe 400 feet or so, then the trail levels off for a a couple of miles. Toward the end, there is a lot more up and down unitl you reach a breaktaking meadow, perfect place for a picnic! We saw Elk, and various birds, the wild flowers were an amazing display of spring colors! NO beavers in the ponds, but worth the hike!!!

hiking
10 days ago

Not much trees, but views were awesome.

Not very scenic, but a good hike

on Uncle Tom's Trail

hiking
10 days ago

Great view at the bottom. Lots of stairs to get there. Worth the short, but hard hike.

Awesome views!!

I couldn’t rate this one because we didn’t finish, here’s why. We are hikers that have exclusively hiked in the Sierras in summer, on mostly marked trails with very little snow. We are all about getting great views and getting as high in elevation as possible. We are also prepared to get lost however, we stick to the trails and use GPS. There was just too much snow and we lost the trail so we turned back at about 1.0 mile up. It was about 2 miles per hour according to our calculations and would likely be a 4 hour RT. We met 3 hikers with sleds as we were on our way down who said “the top is up there so we don’t need a trail!” Looking back, we could’ve made it but this was our first off trail hike in grizzly country and we were chickens! Hope this helps... go for it

hiking
12 days ago

Love this hike! I did it alone, thinking I would see many others, but only saw two other groups the whole way. No wildlife the day I went, but evidence of elk, deer, bison and bear. Also, no Beaver dams or beavers at beaver Ponds. No matter, the views were incredible! I’d do this hike again.

Trail was closed 1 mile in. Looks like it would have been a great hike.

An easy hike with some great views. I would not wade into the lake again, though. The leeches were terrible in the summer of 2017.

hiking
16 days ago

A very easy hike with a light ascent. The lake is very beautiful with Lilly pads. I was half surprised a moose didn't await us at the top. The reason this only gets 2 stars is because the trail just ends on one side of the lake, no option to go further or all the way around it. Another reason was because of all the mosquitos! Large stagnant water=mosquitos. Be prepared, bring mosquito repellant, you will need it.

hiking
16 days ago

The view from the top of the valley was one of my favorites. It’s absolutely beautiful at the top.

Beautiful lake. Steep, but short incline.

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