Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Great trail for those little ok’ing to see how the elevation west will impact them. This is more easy than moderate but good for us easterners to get acclimated to then elevation Not a big difference in changes nice sights get updates from rangers on what to be aware of

Excellent hike. Challenge slow but steady climb. Pace yourself and you will be fine. Amazing views and the top has a great overlook. Was there in August. Slightly warm but was cold on top.

Nice level trail along the river. Paved in spots. Beautiful landscape. Geyser was not quite as described today. Started bubbling at 2:30 pm, small eruption for 2 min at 3:00 pm, larger eruption at 3:24 pm but only for 5-6 minutes and not a loud steam cycle as described. May have needed to stay a little longer. Still a gorgeous day and worth the wait.

This hike was the highlight of our Yellowstone trip primarily because we ended up walking 10 miles round trip and did not see a soul (except about 10 deer). Be careful on the last 1.5 miles as the trail isn’t maintained like the heavily trafficked trails and if you twist your ankle you’ll be down there a long time lol!

Hiked this trail in April 2014. Overall a great hike with very few people on the trail. It is a fairly exposed trail with no shading (or protection from rain or lightening). Visibility on the top would have been limitless on a clear day, but unfortunately there was some wildfire in a distant region which caused quite a haze on the day we visited. It is one of the non-touristy places in Yellowstone NP and one of my favorites.

it is all uphill but the view at the top is beautiful. we did see bighorn sheep.

off road driving
7 months ago

Fun drive up to the viewing point in the jeep

I hiked the trail from the Kepler Cascades to Lone Star Geyser on September 10, 2017. It was a beautiful hike following the Firehole river. The Lone Star Geyser erupted at about 1120am....very impressive Geyser. Water and steam to 30-40 ft for about 20 minutes

hiking
7 months ago

Very easy hike to start of 1.4 miles to the spectacular falls. The 1.4 miles is steep and deep Elk herd seen about 3/4 miles from TH.

hiking
7 months ago

Very steep and treacherous at the end but breathtaking falls. Well worth it.

hiking
8 months ago

Left car parked at Old Faithful and hiked in on the Lone Star Trail. Very easy. Some boiling springs on the way on a side trail. Took the Howard Eaton Trail back for something different. Only reason not a 5 star is the mosquitoes on the trail back.

hiking
8 months ago

A hidden gem in Yellowstone! This was a trail recommended by a friend and it was spectacular! The first 2.5 or 3 miles follow a flat, abandoned road through trees and meadows. We saw elk and a coyote, among many other critters. The last 1.5 miles consists of a steep grade, a little flat walk and then a very steep climb down the canyon to see the best waterfall I have ever seen. A must see!

Views were amazing but the path is a gravel access road with minimal shade and loose gravel. My 3.5 year old did the whole hike (it helped that you went 100% up to the top and then 100% down on the way back). Saw a bighorn sheep, 3 marmots and red forums squirrels.

hiking
9 months ago

Excellent. No people once you pass Brunson peak. A bit tricky on the way down to the falls so watch your footing. Highly recommend.

Hard hike but well worth it at the end! Wear good hiking boots with ankle support for the switchbacks at the end. Most of the trail is gravel road. Beautiful views and wildlife is abundant. Even found some elk sheds!

One of the best trails I've seen so far. A huge variety of landscapes from amazing views on most of the park to thermal features to views of the Yellowstone River canyon. All in one hike!
I recommend doing the other way around, doable but a bit hard in one day, the best to fully enjoy the trail and not rush it is to backpack and sleep overnight in the middle.

hiking
9 months ago

This is an easy 2.2 mile hike to the geyser and you get to walk along the Firehole river that opens up at Kepler Cascades.
The geyser erupts about every 3 hours and it happens as 2 eruptions. It is very easy to think that the minor eruption is the major one (and few people headed back after that). It takes approximately another 20 minutes after the minor eruption to see the major eruption which lasts for good 10-15 mins.
You can lengthen the hike after the geyser to head to Old Faithful which is approximately another 3.5 mile hike or head to Shoshone lake.
The day we went there the water bubbling started at around 10.10am and then lead to minor eruptions at around 10.20am. We saw the major eruption around 10.40am and it lasted for a long time. The whole spectacle happens for around an hour or so.

Hike to the top is all uphill, obviously, but this one is consistant. Slope is graded for forest servive vehicles, don't let that fool you. The reward at the top is why I've rated this hike a five. We were fortunate, this day, to have visibility at over 50 miles.

The hike is a nice easy hike through a beautiful forest along a river. You can also lengthen the hike with an off shoot spring trail. If you do this hike you need to stay for the geyser. It erupts about every 3 hours. The log tells you the last eruption times. If your there early continue past the geyser for a bit and come back. You can get so close!

hiking
10 months ago

Cool geyser.

Saw it erupt this morning at 11:30! The trail is mostly paved and there's nothing too remarkable to see along the way.

hiking
10 months ago

challenging but well worth it. Description can be misleading. Starts easy enough. The end at the falls is simple going downhill but a beast back up. Overall I'd do it again and again.

hiking
10 months ago

We took this hike from the Bunsen Peak TH (but took the road, not the trail) and with pretty minimal sidetracking, we did about 10 miles round trip. As previously mentioned, the 1.4 miles to the falls is the worst part.

The snow was gone from the trail and despite a full parking lot, we only saw two groups of people the entire day. Despite the insane number of visitors to Yellowstone NP, you really don't have to get far off the road to enjoy a "backcountry" experience in one day.

Highly recommend this hike! We would have preferred to do the Bunsen peak hike to Osprey but had weather concerns.

Easy trail, we miss the geyser eruption for a few minutes, but nice

Beautiful views along the way. Snowpack in the early season. Wildflowers in some areas. Nice, easy mountain to summit if you're at all in shape. Recommended!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Beautiful Lake!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

This was a fairly difficult hike but well worth it - the falls were beautiful and we ate our lunch right next to them. The trail back up the series of switchbacks was difficult but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

I would recommend going out the Dogshead Trail and returning via the Lewis Channel Trail. Dogshead is pretty boring- just forest hiking. Lewis Channel has pretty views of the river and the 2 lakes.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Three hours between eruptions. There is a log book that one should write it to help latter hikers know about when the show begins. Flat, partially paved trail. Worth the trip!

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