Explore the most popular paved 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.

Bizarre is the only word for this place...not like the rest of Yellowstone at all. Definitely recommend.

Classic...not a necessarily a hike but it’s super amazing still.

Interesting trail. Got to see old faithful blow twice! So many interesting hot springs and geysers here.

Interesting but other spots in Yellowstone are nicer.

4 months ago

Great short hike with many steps and a fantastic photo opt

More geysers. All unique

The geysers and pools are pure magic. Castle Geyser was definitely a favorite.

dragon's mouth spring was the neatest feature here. the mud pots at artists paint pots are cuter, lol.

stick to the lower falls

Pretty but not as thrilling a hike as the lower falls

hiking
6 months ago

So many mud pots. It's my first time to see the boiling mud. Very cute.

It's not as large as the lower fall but still deserve to come to see.

A good place to see the lower fall and the canyon. The canyon is so beautiful, colorful, and different from any other canyons I have ever seen.

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.

The hike down was such a delight! A stream cascades down the canyon, and it was so refreshing to be greeted by the sound of water at the various turns of the switchback. It’s very peaceful, especially with the limited people on this trail. It was the first stop I felt we could “enjoy the view” rather than feel we needed to take our photo and move on!

Work on the way back up, but a bonus to be away from crowds.

Great short hike to get a better view of the lower falls. Climbing back up was a bit hard, but it was a good workout.

This was our first loop / home at Yellowstone, an excellent way to start. Relatively short and super informative, many interesting features to see.

everything is beautiful. it's all on a different scale of beauty

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

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

It’s supper easy. The view isn’t a great as the lower falls in my opinion. But it’s still beautiful.

walking
7 months ago

This was a nice walk. A lot of people complain about the smell. It’s not pleasant by any means but It didn’t bother me. Maybe I just happen to be there on decent afternoon. There was several bison on the trail to see as well. And I mean up and close.

Great short hike. Views of lower falls from this point were awesome. Trail is paved on way down and can be narrow at the turns. Remember if you hike down, you have to hike back up.

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).

We did this trail on our visit to Old Faithful Geyser, at the same time taking in Black Sand Basin, Biscuit Basin and Mystic Falls trails. Amazing trail featuring the abundance of Geysers, Hot Springs, Fumeroles and many pools. Splendid sites , an amazing trip ... not to be missed!

Snowshoed out to Morning Glory in December and had the entire trail to ourselves, minus a few bison. One of the few times in the year when the area is empty, albeit -10 degrees.

Probably my favorite short trail in the park. Remarkably beautiful switchback with a lot to see.

If geothermal activity is what you are after, this is the most convenient hike there is in yellowstone. However, true hiking is more my preference (which is why I only give this 3 stars). We actually hiked cascade canyon in the Tetons the same day and it is no comparison (cascade wins in a landslide).

Probably wouldn't do it again, but the walk is easy.

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