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Biscuit Basin Interpretive Trail

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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.

0.7 miles
26 feet

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly


nature trips


bird watching

hot springs



wild flowers


no dogs

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.

5 months ago

A short boardwalk, not really a hike, but fantastic anyway! A must-see.

5 months ago

Amazing, as is all of Yellowstone.

8 months ago

how could you review this any less than 5 stars? I could envision having to hike 5 miles and this being the reward at the end. It is outstanding and unique. i ended up doing the loop trail to the falls after this and both were great.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

So cool!!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Very easy...cool geysers and springs. Great colors and my kids loved it!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Great trail. Easy. Love the different Geysers

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Absolutely easy with beautiful geological sites.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Beautiful geologic features and super easy. Very much worth the time.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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.

Friday, June 23, 2017

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.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Nice and easy trail

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)!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

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

Friday, July 03, 2015

Don't miss Sapphire pool for anything!

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Beautiful loop. The Sapphire Pool is the highlight here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Short loop trail with some cool thermal features.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

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

Friday, August 09, 2013

Quick walk with some interesting thermal features. Finding a parking spot wasn't easy

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

This is mostly a walk, not a hike but it is one that is very lovely. The walk is flat and very easy. Good for everybody and there is lots of parking available.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

This was quick and easy, lots of opportunity to see some good thermal features. Nice and easy.

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