Heart Lake Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
#92 of 197 trails in

Heart Lake Trail is a 15.1 mile heavily 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 July until September.

DISTANCE
15.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1738 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

hot springs

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This trail is often closed until at least July 1st because of bear-management concerns, so check on this before heading to the trailhead. If you stop to investigate thermal areas, be careful not to disrupt delicate ecosystems or burn yourself.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Relatively flat, beautiful hike and great fishing!

backpacking
2 months ago

Great trail for getting away from the usual traffic. Suggest climbing My. Sheridan for views of Yellowstone Lake and The Grand Tetons on clear days.

hiking
Saturday, August 24, 2013