Hilgard Basin Trail is a 18 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Yellowstone, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length18.0 miElevation gain4,366 ftRoute typeOut & back
BackpackingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingDog friendlyForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Aaron Crapster
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BackpackingSnow

Sentinel trail head 202 southwest across beaver creek... 9 mile hike along a well-maintained trail. Gorgeous hike, gorgeous view of the basin and fantastic lakes. Aug 31, and it snowed pretty heavily.

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Perry P.
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Brian Sturm
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Hiking

Absolutely fantastic trail. The basin has so many crystal clear alpine lakes. Minimum snow this time of year. Didn’t see a soul the entire time. Highly recommend this trail

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Lauren C
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Hiking

Beautiful hike and trail is easy to follow. Took me about 5.5 hours from the bottom to top of the rim starting at about 1:15pm on Saturday. I only passed one person, heading out, in the first hour.

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Julian Gonzalez
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Hiking

Made some leather with the skin from my heels but a god damn beaut of a hike

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Erika Martens
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HikingMuddySnow

Amazing must do ! Didn’t see a soul! Muddy and snowy in some parts brought both chacos and hiking shoes you will cross a few low streams. Tons of streams, lakes and wildflowers. Camped overnight at the second lake in the basin. Absolutely gorgeous! Did rain at night so keep that in mind. Didn’t see any bears but they’re clearly out there so bring your bear spray and food storage!

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Arminda Meer
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Hiked half way up... Snow is hit and miss buy waist deep around mile 5.

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Lizzie Peyton
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Backpacking

Did this in mid-September 2016. An awesome moderate hike with stunning campsites & views one you get up to the basin. A great overnight, and would be awesome to spend an extra night doing day hikes out of the basin. We did, however, get a few inches of snow overnight--not that surprising at that time of year.

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casey grote
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First to Review

Did this in mid June. camped at Craig lake and snowboarded echo peak.. still lots of snow at the time

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Robbie P
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Backpacking
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Joe Morgan
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Camping
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Elayna Rice
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Rosanne Bailey
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