Bacon Rind Creek Trail

EASY 24 reviews
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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.

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation Gain: 203 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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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muddy
2 months ago

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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no shade
3 months ago

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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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.

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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.

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