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Boundary Creek to Buffalo Lake Trail is a 33.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 33.6 mi Elevation gain 2,145 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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A beautiful, easy hike through the forests and large meadows of Yellowstone National Park. Keep an eye out for deer, elk and sand hill crane sightings.

Yellowstone Backcountry office 307-344-2160, ext 2296 or Bechler Station Yellowstone National Park PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168 307-344-7381 (recorded information and an option to speak with someone) Additional info: http://www.nps.gov/yell/contacts.htm

Bechler meadows is in the south east corner of Yellowstone. From Ashton, Idaho, take the scenic byway hwy 47 east from the center of town. About 12 miles watch for a paved road on the right signed for Cave falls. Follow this paved/gravel/paved road for about 18 more miles. Upon reaching the second paving watch for turnoff to the left for the Bechler station. Trail maps and campsite locations are available at Bechler station. Usual NP fees will apply. Campsites are by reservation on a first come basis, unless arrangements are made through the back country office. Cave Falls campground is outside the park and is just a couple of miles past the station turnoff.

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Jason Wilson
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This was our last day of our 5 days in the Bechler River region of Yellowstone National Park. This was a day of breaking down camp and slowly hiking out along Boundary Creek. What a wonderful hike along Boundary Creek with incredible views of the Teton Range. There is one crossing of the creek along this hike.

Jeff Hartman
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Beautiful scenery abounds with Confederate Falls, Dunanda Falls, Silver Scarf Falls, Horseshoe Cascade, Acheron Falls, and Birdseye Falls. Looking forward to going back to see them all next trip.

Randall Marrett
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We went point-to-point in a day, starting at Fish Creek Rd (in Island Park) to Cave Falls (in Yellowstone Park).

Nurit Neta
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