Biscuit Basin Interpretive Trail

EASY 23 reviews
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Biscuit Basin Interpretive Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

hot springs

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This interpretive trail has geysers, mud pots, hot springs and local wildlife, plus it connects to the following hiking trails: Mystic Falls Fairy Creek Summit Lake Three miles (5 km) north of Old Faithful is Biscuit Basin, named for the unusual biscuit-like deposits that used to surround Sapphire Pool. Following the 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake, Sapphire erupted, and the "biscuits" were blown away; it last erupted in 1991. Sapphire remains one of the most beautiful blue pools in the park. Mustard Spring provides a bright color contrast, and Jewel Geyser adds excitement as it erupts every 7-10 minutes.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

If you want to stop every 5 seconds for people to be taking selfies with geysers, this is your hike. If you want to miss the crowds, perhaps try another geyser basin. Bridges were narrow at times and several people stopped abruptly to take pictures. Very nerve-wracking considering you don't want to fall of the trail! Sapphire was pretty.

hiking
1 month ago

Very crowded trail but one of my favorite geothermal areas. This can also be extended with a Falls hike that is a little less trafficked.

1 month ago

Nice and easy trail

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hiking
10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Went here with family years ago and loved it! Could spend so much time admiring the hot springs! So beautiful and so unique! One of my favorite hot springs is in this basin (Sapphire Pool)!

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Beautiful & very crowded. Have to check out if you're visiting Yellowstone though.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

hiking
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Friday, July 03, 2015

Don't miss Sapphire pool for anything!

hiking
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Beautiful loop. The Sapphire Pool is the highlight here.

hiking
Sunday, October 05, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Short loop trail with some cool thermal features.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

walking
Saturday, June 07, 2014

There are some really neat sights on this short walk. The hot springs are incredible.