Explore the most popular walking 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.

this was 3.5 miles? I must have missed a lot. It's def worth checking out!

It's raining and there wasn't a soul on this trail! it was quick and easy. the water is flowing!

8 hours ago

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

not a soul on the trail!

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 trail is closed.

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.

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2 days ago

Despite being hailed and snowed on while hiking this in late May, we enjoyed the hike and the falls. Very nice trail. We didn't do the loop, just hiked the one or two switchbacks up to a more level view of the top of the falls, and then went back they way we came.

The hike itself is lovely, but point sublime is not the best viewpoint along this trail. Much better views along the way, so take the time to stop and peek into the canyon and don't just race to the 'viewpoint'.

hiking
2 days ago

After being in the valleys and woods of Yellowstone for a few days, it was great to get to the shore and near that big beautiful lake. Easy terrain, saw signs of bears and saw actual bison. The bridge was out (as of early June, not sign/warning posted at trailhead) at the end of the wooded section of the trail, so we just turned back and hiked the way we came for about 4 miles roundtrip, although a person could scale the river/bank if they wanted to.

This is so amazing, to be able to somewhat stand over the brink of such a massive waterfall is such a treat. Great views of the canyon, so beautiful.

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

We do this one each time we come nearby and each time it is different. Today it was still very snowy and you had to traverse some fairly deep snow packs on the trail (8-10 ft). But the view from the top was amazing as usual. Be prepared for strong winds as you get higher. The last 100 yards are the worst.

Awesome hike. Family friendly too!

This was wonderful to stand above a powerful waterfall. The lower falls are bigger, but I felt the water rushing past this one was faster because the canyon is a bit narrower. At the bottom of the falls, it kicks water and spray high in the air and makes a rainbow if the sun is out.

The power of this waterfall is spectacular. No photo or video could ever capture being so close to such force! If you aren’t good with hiking down so far and then back up, standing at the brink of the upper falls I thought was just as magnificent.

This trail is full of great views!! We didn’t quite make it to the top. It’s currently about 40% full snow cover which becomes difficult when it got slushy later in the afternoon. A couple people we were hiking with were wearing tennis shoes otherwise we would have braved the top of the snow ridge. That with the high winds was enough for us to call it at the end of the last switchback where there is a fantastic view.

hiking
3 days ago

It is an easy hike with nice views. I would highly suggest you to do round trip hike. Early in the season you can see nice wild flowers.

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
7 days ago

Not much trees, but views were awesome.

Not very scenic, but a good hike

on Uncle Tom's Trail

hiking
7 days ago

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

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked a few years ago. My all-time favorite hike! Hard elevation gain, but rewarding view at the top. The fire tower at the top is a great place to stop and eat a snack. Lots of pikas, marmots, and ground squirrels along the trail. Saw some bighorn sheep as well.

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