Bacon Rind Creek Trail

EASY 8 reviews
#95 of 206 trails in

Bacon Rind Creek Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Yellowstone, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

4.3 miles
203 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly




nature trips




wild flowers


no dogs

You will need a permit for fishing. Lots of wildlife in this area.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

We loved this hike. We did it with a 2.5 and 4.5 year old and two adults in their mid 70s. It was beautiful and the right level of difficulty (easy). We hiked about 1 mile in. The kids played in the creek. We didn't see any wild life but brought bear spray as we had read someone had just seen bears. We did see a wolf or large cat track in some wet mud. Would do this hike again just for the potential to see wild life.

Monday, July 31, 2017

We saw two young wolves who were frolicking around at about the 1 mile mark. No bear or moose however but seeing wolves in their natural environment was rewarding. An easy trail, no incline but I would recommend bear spray and a companion as the terrain is perfect for bear activity.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

We saw a fresh bear track about a quarter of a mile in (see pic I uploaded) and about 1.5 miles in we came across three bear cubs frolicking beside the trail--one of which was blond (see pic). We didn't see the momma bear so we deftly made our way back to the trailhead. We also saw another single bear about half a mile north of the trailhead on 191. So, yeah, a great trail: but grab a can of bear spray and don't do it alone.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

done in the winter as ski trip . quite peaceful.

2 months ago

cross country skiing
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