Bechler Meadows Loop Trail

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Bechler Meadows Loop Trail is a 13.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until September.

Distance: 13.6 miles Elevation Gain: 269 feet Route Type: Loop








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The Bechler Meadows trail is accessed from the Bechler Ranger Station and meanders through the meadows for ~5.5 miles leading to the Bechler River Ford. There is a scenic hike with good views of the meadows, Pitchstone Plateau and the Teton Range.

Sun Sep 23 2018

Fantastic end but a long hike. The hike is easy but doesn't have a lot of variety to it. But it's worth it for the destination.

Mon Sep 05 2016

Easy hike- very beautiful trail

Wed Oct 01 2014

This is a great and easy hike through the Bechler Meadows from the Bechler Ranger Station to the mouth of the Bechler River Canyon. There is an excellent suspension bridge over Boundary Creek early on in the hike. Before you get the stock camps you will have to ford the Bechler river, which for us was a good 30" deep. I would highly recommend this hike, the scenery is spectacular. If you are looking for wildlife though, this is not the best location in Yellowstone. We did not see any large game in this area of the park.

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