Bacon Rind Creek Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Yellowstone, Montana that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length4.3 miElevation gain203 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyBackpackingFishingHikingHorseback ridingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeFeeNo dogs
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Yellowstone National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $35 per vehicle or $30 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $20 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70. You will need a permit for fishing. Lots of wildlife in this area.

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Z Jones
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Nice walk and good for any skill level. Didn’t see any wildlife but certainly looked like a prime spot.

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Todd VanHoozier
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HikingGreat!

Great, flat trail! Great scenery as you make you way along the creek and then open into a beautiful valley. Any skill level will be happy with this trail. Some great rocks to stop at along the way if you need a break. Will definitely hike this trail many more times in the future. Unfortunately, no wildlife sightings but I can see where this hike could have plenty.

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Thomas Vilmer
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Drew Hall
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Dominic DeMarco
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Beautiful hike through a wide valley with great wildflowers and views of mountains. Can be warm so hike it on a cool day or early.

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Tima Banialis
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Beautiful hike. We were a little worried about running into a bear as the signs were posted making it clear it was bear country. We were prepared with bear spray. It is a must. We saw several bear markings. But not bears. We could hear wolves at one point, but no sighting. Flowers and views were gorgeous and you get to see the backside of Yellowstone.

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Elizabeth Gerken
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Beautiful wildflowers of many varieties. The 2.1 mile one-way is very well marked, flat, easy. It was a delightful walk in a beautiful meadow near the creek. We did see evidence of bears but no actual sighting.

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John Gardner
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Definitely recommend this hike. Only saw a couple other groups on our return back to the trailhead. Absolutely beautiful scenery with the creek running alongside the trail and the huge meadows. We saw no animals but plenty of bear sign. Make some noise and have some bear spray.

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Jared Kickliter
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Gorgeous Trail, good for all ages and skill levels.

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Shi Connor
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Beautiful trail and an easy walk. We saw hawks and different animal tracks. On the hike back came across several folks but otherwise had the trail to ourselves.

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Robert Ruehl
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This is a longer version of a trail already on Alltrails; it takes you up into the hills (the other trail ends at the Yellowstone boundary). The trail begins by the creek, and it moves away from it as you continue. When you get to the boundary of Yellowstone, you cross a small brook, and then you start an ascent. The trail becomes a series of switchbacks. My only complaint concerns the flies; be sure to have bug spray/bug repellent. As I entered the trailhead area, I saw a large grizzly, so be sure to take bear spray and be mindful that you are in bear country.

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zac cutler
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following the alltrails map takes you to the edge of Yellowstone park which is about 4.1 miles round trip and very little elevation gain. if you continue on past the park boundary you enter national forest land and start to gain elevation quickly. we went about 2.5 miles past the park boundary and gained about 2,000 feet stopping by a spring at the top of an sub-alpine meadow. great views when you get there of the valley and adjacent mountains. lots of wildflowers as well. saw quite a few fresh tracks for bears and other animals in the meadow and near the spring but didn't see any of the animals. very few people on the trail on July 4th weekend. well worth it to go beyond the park boundary on the trail.

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Jennifer Marshall
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HikingMuddy

We hiked this trail on Friday, June 21st and only went a little over a mile due to wind and flurries, but it was beautiful. Saw what appeared to be small bear prints in the mud, but didn’t see the bear. Gorgeous wild flowers all along the creek.

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Kevin Mewborn
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HikingNo shade

Great easy trail with first 1/3 along a creek, then to open prairie with mountains on each side along a game trail. Beautiful views and good potential for wildlife. Saw bear tracks, possible wolf tracks and several sizes of hoofed animals. Highly reccomend.

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Julie Byrnes
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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.

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Adrienne Angland
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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.

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Joey Dodson
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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.

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casey grote
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done in the winter as ski trip . quite peaceful.

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Ryan Mitchell
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Phyllis Aswell
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Ethan Klapper
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Paul Rytting
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Angela Simonelli
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Kelly Podshadley
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Jamie Navarro
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K Mac
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Jeff Macklin
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T D
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Angie Kickliter
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Jim & Judy Habel
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