Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

Quick and easy, very pretty. My husband threw in a line and caught a few

nice easy hike

backpacking
over grown
12 days ago

Did this hike with group of 5 July of 2018. Good hike and challenging first couple miles because it’s all uphill. Trail says it’s 7.6 miles to the lake but my phone tracked more around 10 miles. Unsure whether it was accurate but it definitely felt longer than 7 miles. It’s super easy to miss the OE1 campground so right when you hit the lake keep your eyes open. You will need a back country pass to stay overnight so go to the visitor centers ranger station. Will cost you like 3 dollars to camp.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike a little too close to dusk. Passed plenty of people who said they had not seen much in the way of wildlife, but our experience was much different. We saw a herd of elk running through a nearby meadow and a badger scuttling across the trail right in front of us. We did not make it to the ponds, however, because we came across a brown bear about 2.5 miles in. It was on the trail 25 yards ahead of us before we ever saw it, and we did not have bear spray. We immediately hiked up the ridge to distance ourselves, and luckily the ol' bear continued on its way without giving us a second thought. We turned around and went back out the way we came. Fantastic scenery and wildlife, but be smarter than I was!
(1) Do not start a hike at dusk. (2) Carry bear spray. (3) Hike in a group of three or more. (4) Follow any other guidelines provided by park personnel.

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

Great great view...a little crowded but still pretty awesome!

Much less crowded than the rest of the park with some unique features in here.

The lake behind the geysers made it that much more interesting...one of my favorite geyser basins.

Loved it! Way back up is tough but well worth the view at the bottom!

Best place to see the paint pots in Yellowstone!

on The Hoodoos

hiking
1 month ago

I am totally confused by comments here and elsewhere that state this trail passes the Howard Eaton Trail. Could someone please explain how that is possible? Or what they are talking about?
The Howard Eaton trail that I know goes south from Old Faithful to the Lonestar geyser/Shoshone Geyser Basin trail.

Stunning, really loved it

backpacking
1 month ago

We used this trail to connect to other backcountry trails. Great campsites and tons of wildlife.
Bison, Elk, Bear.
Easy.

This short jaunt was like walking out onto an alien planet. The trees give way to a landscape you won’t see anywhere else on Earth.

Best to go in late August. Going in the middle of summer you will share this trail with hundreds of other people. To crowded in the heart of summer.

Real cool spot to check out some hot springs

Do the full trail!!!! We saw so many people turn around at the falls but we kept going to the top of the mountain and it was SOOO worth it. Probably my favorite hike we did in Yellowstone! The view of all the geysers steaming in September was like something I’ll probably never see again. Amazinggggg!!!!

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful lookout point to the Yellowstone canyon!

Interesting but other spots in Yellowstone are nicer.

fishing
2 months ago

We didn’t go too far but the river is beautiful! We did not catch any fish here but did see several big ones :)

Fun spot to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature!

Off the beaten path, but way better than any waterfall you’ll see on an easy access trail in the park.

Hiked to the prismatic overlook, and then finished on this trail. Totaled about 10 miles. The imperial geyser was the highlight of the trip. Hike was pretty boring compared to other hikes, but was very easy. Worth seeing the geyser over the falls or prismatic.

This was a very easy and relatively short hike. My mother and I hiked to the lookout and turned around to avoid having to walk back on the road. We saw some wildlife, but I would recommend hiking in the morning to see more. There were several other groups who were hiking this trail at the same time we were which were loud and definitely were scaring away animals.

This trail was worth it! I recorded one mile of total hiking, and that took about forty five minutes. This trail is very steep and is switchbacks the whole way, so I highly recommend wearing sturdy athletic or hiking shoes. The trail is pretty broad; it can handle two way traffic. And the falls are so gorgeous. The sound of the water rushing off of the falls is so soothing. You can take breathtaking pictures. You can also see the Upper Falls, although not as well. Definitely an awesome adventure!

on Agate Creek

backpacking
3 months ago

If you want to enjoy the solitude in this busy Park, this is the one you should try.

3 months ago

What a wonderful secluded hike to a hidden gem in Yellowstone. A beautiful delicate looking Falls. Don’t miss the Great Prismatic Spring overlook on your way!

Easy easy a fun quick hike

So many switch backs but a great little walk to see the waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

Start from Bunsen Peak area then work your way down. Catch a ride back up if your legs are hurting.

Load More