Refuge Point Loop is a 2.5 mile loop trail located near West Yellowstone, Montana that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Length2.5 miElevation gain193 ftRoute typeLoop
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The hike includes views from above the upper point of Earthquake Lake, where people took refuge from rising water caused by a massive rockslide that damned the river, caused by a 7.3 Mag earthquake on August 17, 1959. The remains of several cabins can been seen where they were deposited up river from where they were originally built. Also includes views of a wildlife viewing area across Beaver Creek.

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Dani Trangmoe
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Snowshoed this trail on 1/7/20 and it was amazing!! Trail wasn’t groomed but there were ski paths to follow and plenty of trail markers. views were amazing! Great winter spot

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David Robuchon
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Kerry Mensior
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Kerry Mensior
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HikingGreat!

Awesome trail. There were a few swarms if mosquitoes but they weren't bad at all. Did this hike in 3rd week of October 2020. Weather was chilly, overcast and perfect for a fast hile. Did it in 45 min. Super easy trail to follow. LOVED the blue narkers along the way! Beautiful scenery!

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John Powers
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Good trail for an exercise hike. We went in beginning of Oct close to midday. Not a great viewing hike but lots of nice solitude.

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kristine gawne
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Amazing!!!!!! Gorgeous Aspen trees with golden yellow leaves. Saw 3 eagles. The views were breathtaking.

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Lynn Regester
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Nice hike beautiful fall colors

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Roland Olsson
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Nice easy walk over meadows and tru forrest.

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Bill Gray
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Beautiful scenery trail is grassy.

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Jason Greene
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Amazing views of the meadows with river and mountains as a backdrop.

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Kate B
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So many wildflowers!

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Jacque Terrazas
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Alicia Dinkel
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Hiking

Narrow trail mostly through wildflower fields with some wooded areas and views of river/lake.

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Angie Kickliter
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Wild flowers are just starting to bloom.

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John Gardner
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Snowshoeing

Really fun snowshoeing trail. Scenery was beautiful and varied from wide open views to dense forest. Completed the trail in a bit under 2 hours with several breaks for pictures

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Scott W
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VERY well marked trail. Beautiful scenery with a lot of elk. The only steep part is at the very end to get back up to the parking area, about 50 meters worth. Highly recommended!

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Pamela Lersbak
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Kim Holste
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Mark Whalen
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Michelle Deli
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Robbie Adams
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Molly Cliften
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Jared Kickliter
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Nathan Thompson
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Michelle Francis
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Tim B.
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Tim Bayuk
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Sara Graves
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Levi Graves
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Erica Cerovski
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