Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Yellowstone National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It is closer to Moderate but only because all the elevation is in the last 400 yards. The overlook provides a beautiful look of the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring that needs to be seen from the air to really appreciate it. Several buffalo along side the flat part of trail- remember just because you are on path doesn’t mean you should ignore safety distances!

Mammoth Hot Springs is amazing. Everyone says it is out of this worldish and it really is. I will never forget our trip to Yellowstone. Be sure to do whatever you have to do to make it through both grand loops. We bought an ice chest and picnicked every day and used the app "Gypsy Guide" for Yellowstone and Tetons. Didn't miss a thing!

Looking out across to the Grand Prismatic is one thing but taking the short hike to see it topside is a must do. One of my favorite geysers at Yellowstone!

We hiked this in late May and found it to be a great little trail. You go through a variety of scenery including pine forest, birch grove, woodland meadows and streams, small lakes and ponds, and open sage brush. There were lots of animals and birds about including elk, deer, bear sign, and a badger. Ducks, grouse, and a variety of song birds were abundant. The hike has a steep beginning but the majority of the hike has little or gradual elevation change. No mosquitos!

Not a lot of “majestic” views, but lots of variety and wildlife. Recommended for kids!

Super easy hike with a great reward! Would recommend to anyone!

Short hike including a lake, a meadow, and the ocean

Incredible!!! No beavers but was our favorite part of our 3 day stay in Yellowstone.

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5 days ago

Easy little walk to the Boiling River. Such a fun time. Read my blog post (https://www.brisul.com/blog/2018/1/15/boiling-river-yellowstone-national-park) and watch my vlog (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-06iSXOUc&t=5s)

PS you have to pay to get into Yellowstone Park to get to this area.

We went on May 20 and would not recommend hiking this trail for another month. The trail is near impossible to find at the top and falling through the snow 3-5’ deep and getting stuck and stabbed by logs is not safe. Has a beautiful view of Yellowstone lake and hotel though.

Awesome. Other than mud pots and funerals saw buffalo

Short steep climb at the start then levels off to trout lake. Good amount of traffic in the afternoon. We saw a moose near the start of the trail.

Nice views from overlook point. Do this trail early to beat the crowds and have most of basin to yourself.

Nice hike with a steep climb at the start then leveling out through thick trees. Saw elk, deer, chipmunks and ground squirrels for days. Beaver pond had a couple of abandoned beaver dams but no beavers. Great views of the canyon.

Very beautiful hike. Great view easy terrain. The bridge is out on the west side of the trail and you have to cross the river on foot

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11 days ago

Beautiful and quick trail if you're en route from Tower Falls area to Mammoth. Quick hike to Wraith Falls, Enjoy a small spray of water, and all the chipmunks everywhere! Shaded trail for most of the way.

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17 days ago

One of the trails we do EVERY year we come! Late July/ Early August we usually see lots of Otters swimming around and lots of fish to look at in Trout Lake. You'll come across the occasional fisherman, but don't let that deter you from walking around the whole lake. Bring a picnic lunch to eat in the shade or on a log. Enjoy the sound of the water going under the footbridge. Very easy. Uphill coming in and downhill going out, make sure you have shoes with great traction.

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17 days ago

The views at the bottom make this trail a 5 in my book -- though there are a lot of stairs, it's not one I'd take kids on if you're carrying them and scared of heights. Beneath you on the way up you'll see the remnants of the original rope ladder used to get to the bottom of the falls. I've taken this trail at least three times. At the time of this review, the trail is currently closed for maintenance and construction until the end of July 2018 - as posted on the nps.gov/yell website. So when it re-opens, and you're planning to be in the area, take the time to see the views and get a small amount of mist!

It’s is as advertised limited and to a fenced off view of a rare find. Not much else

This was such a fun little hike! My grandpa and I only saw maybe 4 people and the fall at the end was so pretty! Bring bug spray and sunscreen though

Awesome

It was so fun and pretty. Had an awesome time and definitely recommend

The sights make this a 5 Star. The path is very easy crowded typically and I doesn’t take too much effort normally is not rate as a 5 Star due to those limits but the thermo sights are special

Pretty but gets crowded

Nice trail diverse in forest, meadow, shoreline. Heard bears were in area so bring your spray and use common sense. Be prepared to scramble over fallen trees possible. Lots of fun and quick hike

An absolute must do trail

Beautiful. And is closer to easy than moderate. Plenty of change but plenty flat

It sure why the moderate rating. It’s easy fun and of coarse a must see if you have not done before

Beautiful easy hike underwater thermo features pretty not super crowded when I was there. Avoid times of due north or me wind

Quick easy hike was crowded when I was there but cool place to see nice breaking up a big morning and afternoon hike with a quick visit here

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