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.

walking
1 day ago

The hike is not entertaining nor scenic, but the waterfall at the end is definitely beautiful. The trail is very flat so most likely accessible to many. In addition it is open to the sun and can be very hot.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Completed this trail in the winter when it was well below zero. No crowds and a few bison and coyotes in the area.

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

Remarkably beautiful shirt switchback trail with active small brook on one side and large river at the bottom.

We had to re-route a couple times because of bison. Amazing views and once you get past the first mile, we only saw two other people even on a sunny summer afternoon.

hiking
3 days ago

Closed As of 20June2018. Looks like construction

hiking
3 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.

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.

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!

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.

hiking
6 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
6 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!

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