Canyon Rim North Trail to Inspiration Point

MODERATE 78 reviews
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Canyon Rim North Trail to Inspiration Point is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1774 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

hot springs

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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

hiking
10 days ago

Very short and easy. If you take the one-way drive you can stop at multiple points along the canyon rim and have amazing views at each one. I would recommend going down one of the trails that actually descends into the canyon some because that is where the best views are.

hiking
15 days ago

Unreal views of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone!

22 days ago

AllTrails should really flag that portions of this trail are closed for rehabilitation

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1 month ago

Sections closed due to construction. I would wait until it reopens.

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2 months ago

So many portions of this trail are closed for construction and the portions that are not are swarmed with people. There is also no reason to do this trail over the lower rim. The lower rim also has some semblance of a trail while the north rim is all on boardwalks and built up along the road.

2 months ago

Entire North Rim trail to Inspiration Point is closed due to construction.

hiking
2 months ago

a bit snowy when we went in early may. It was amazing and got to see so unique views of the falls that others by pass. We also saw and eagles nest and little babies!

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6 months ago

One of my favorite trails in the park, if not in the USA. Beautiful hike on the edge of the canyon