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Black Canyon Trail is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

Length 12.9 mi Elevation gain 2,106 ft Route type Point to Point

Backpacking

Camping

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Reviews (9)
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Matthew Quinn
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HikingBugsNo shade

We completed 18 miles from Blacktail Creek T.H. to Hellroaring T.H. including a 4 mile detour to see Knowles Falls. Really beautiful hike and amazing scenery. Spent night at campsite 1Y9 which was positioned next to river with great views. Mosquitos were bad - probably the worst I’ve ever experienced backpacking. Aside from that the trail was terrific.

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Brittany August
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HikingBugs
Kelsey Gage
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HikingRocky

I absolutely loved every second of the beautiful hike. The only super difficult part was the last couple of miles, as you have to hike up several steep switchbacks to get back up the mountain if you are heading to Eagle Creek Campground. The trail was rocky and it’s easy to roll your ankle so be careful on the loose rocks. You follow the river most of the way so if you need to refill on water just make sure you have a life straw or something similar. We also saw several rotting carcasses on the trail, such as elk and fox, so make lots of noise and don’t stick around them. All in all, the hike was breathtaking!

William Zeunik
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I spent three days in this area with my two sons, 9 and 15. The scenery is incredible! They loved every minute of it, and so did I. There were many signs of bears this area but we never saw one.

Kelsy Hill
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First to Review

Awesome views along the Yellowstone River! Very cool suspension bridges that we crossed. Hiking out back to the road was killer with a 1000 foot elevation gain in about 3 miles, but a great sense of accomplishment. We stayed at campsite IY5 which was amazing and right next to the river with tree coverage. We hiked about 18.5 miles and hitchhiked back to our car which was parked at hell roaring. We topped our trip off by soaking in the Boiling River. Great time!!

Sean L
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Backpacking
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Wayne Placona
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Hiking
Karson Krieg
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John Moody
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Hiking
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