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Best trails in Yellowstone National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming? AllTrails has 237 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 111 moderate trails in Yellowstone National Park ranging from 0.8 to 49.5 miles and from 0 to 10,255 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Its landscape is vast spanning three states: Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The park is home to a variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Yellowstone is most famous for Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs. Please note the Yellowstone experiences many closures due to weather. July and August are the only months when all facilities, roads, and services are open. All other months portions of the park are closed. Once roads open for the summer season, they are not gated at night and people may enter/exit the park 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visitors entering Yellowstone's South Entrance will be traveling through Grand Teton National Park first; separate entrance fees are charged or Annual Passes may be used at both parks. Seven-day Passes Good for entry into Yellowstone National Park for seven days from the date of purchase. Private, non-commercial vehicle: $35 Motorcycle or snowmobile: $30 Individual (by foot, bicycle, ski, etc.): $20/person Annual Pass Annual pass providing free entrance into Yellowstone National Park for one year (valid through the month of purchase). On a snowmobile, this pass admits the signer(s). When traveling by snowcoach or shuttle, this pass admits a signer and up to three additional persons (16 and older) for a total of four people. Yellowstone National Park Annual Pass: $70.00
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Map of trails in Yellowstone National Park
Park information
Acreage:
2219790 acres
Contact
307-344-7381
Top trails (237)
#1 - Grand Prismatic Hot Spring
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 47 m
Grand Prismatic Hot Spring is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is Show more
#2 - Mystic Falls, Fairy Creek and Little Firehole Loop [CLOSED]
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Please refer to the park page for updates. You can instead do a short walk around Biscuit Basin. Gorgeous waterfall views rewards you after a tough hike up to the overlook, bring your water. This trShow more
#3 - Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful Observation Point Loop [CLOSED]
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
A must-do on all outdoor enthusiasts lists, the Yellowstone Geysers are a treat to see. Though kid friendly, please remember that geysers can be dangerous. Show more
#4 - Canyon Rim North Trail to Inspiration Point [CLOSED]
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Note: As of May 2019, North Rim Trail is closed at Inspiration Point and the Brink of Upper Falls is closed for construction. These closures are through the summer of 2019.Show more
#5 - West Thumb Geyser Basin Trail [CLOSED]
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 27 m
West Thumb is a caldera within a larger caldera. Active hydrothermal features exist on the lake bottom here and elsewhere in the lake. West Thumb Geyser Basin overlooks Yellowstone Lake, the largest Show more
#6 - Mammoth Hot Springs Area Trail [CLOSED]
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Mammoth Hot Springs is a large hot spring complex on a hillside of travertine terraces in Yellowstone National Park. Limestone is the dominant underlying rock in place of rhyolite, which dominates in Show more
#7 - Dunraven Pass to Mount Washburn [CLOSED]
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
A wonderful climb in Yellowstone with views of neighboring mountains and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.Show more
#8 - Old Faithful Geyser Loop Trail [CLOSED]
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#9 - Avalanche Peak Trail [CLOSED]
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
This is a fun climb up a tall peak as you enter the park from the east. A short, often windy, hike up a nearby peak as you enter Yellowstone National Park from the east (Cody, WY). You'll pass throuShow more
#10 - Fairy Falls [CLOSED]
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Note: As of May 24, 2019, trail is OPENED. There are no bear activity restrictions.Show more
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