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Brink of the Upper Yellowstone Falls is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from June until October.

Length 0.3 mi Elevation gain 36 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Paved

River

Waterfall

No dogs

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As of July 09, 2020, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area due to construction. Please consult the park's website before visiting.

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Reviews (75)
Photos (52)
Recordings (58)
Completed (287)
Ben Chu
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Hiking
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William Rothwell
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Terry Peterson
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Hiking

What's not to love? A short, paved walk to an incredible waterfall. Just gorgeous. When we were there, the adjacent restrooms were closed, but there are plenty of other open restrooms scattered throughout the park.

Peyton Rodriguez
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Hiking

Super busy, wear a mask and watch your kids

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Anwesha Pan
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Hiking

Beautiful place to see the falls

Sophia Palomo
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Hiking

Super beautiful! Highly recommend visiting!

Antonio Martinez
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Hiking

Short and easy. Waterfall was amazing! Recommend doing this easy hike!

Arnaud Houweling
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Hiking

Closed at the moment. July 2019.

Dana D
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I couldn’t believe how many aggressive animals there where in this trail! First off there was an angry bison blocking the trail followed by an elk at the lookout point. I almost died several times!

Mariel P.
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stick to the lower falls

Autumn Wind
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Hiking

It's not as large as the lower fall but still deserve to come to see.

Rachel Coy
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It’s supper easy. The view isn’t a great as the lower falls in my opinion. But it’s still beautiful.

Rick C
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It's raining and there wasn't a soul on this trail! it was quick and easy. the water is flowing!

Deanna RockOn
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Walking

This was wonderful to stand above a powerful waterfall. The lower falls are bigger, but I felt the water rushing past this one was faster because the canyon is a bit narrower. At the bottom of the falls, it kicks water and spray high in the air and makes a rainbow if the sun is out.

Brando Roach
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Hiking

Amazing Area

Bill Watson
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Hiking

Easy paved walk down to the top of Upper Yosemite Falls, you can watch the water shoot by and over. You get a better view looking up to the falls from downstream on some of the other trails, but the sheer water volume is impressive. Our visit was during chilly, overcast weather, but still enjoyed the roaring torrents. Worth a stop.

Tim Rohe
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Walking

a paved walkway, but standing next to the falls shouldn't be missed

Karen S.
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Hiking

What a easy hike/walk This waterfall is a must. What a great view

Corbin Stokes
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Hiking

Great waterfall.

Pat Ribotto
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Walking

Again, surprised no one has reviewed or added photos here. This is an easy walk down to the brink of the upper falls. Not as high as the lower falls, but still impressive. And a much easier walk than the lower trail. Both of these trails are kind of a must do when in Yellowstone in my opinion. Not too many places where you can stand that close to the edge of a big waterfall.

Breck Tuttle
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Walking
First to Review

Pretty but not as thrilling a hike as the lower falls

Sly Wolinski
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bill beardslee
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Terry Peterson
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Marcin Kadluczka
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Luke Lambeck
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Veronica Montgomery
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Kara Montgomery
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Doug Swarts
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Grisha Kotlyar
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