Ice Lake and Little Gibbon Falls Loop

EASY 15 reviews
#80 of 206 trails in

Ice Lake and Little Gibbon Falls Loop is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, fishing, and canoeing and is best used from July until September.

3.7 miles
272 feet

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




paddle sports







no dogs

Directions from Norris: Travel 3.5 miles east on the Norris-Canyon road.

13 days ago

Trail is nicely maintained. There is not a lot to see- rather uneventful. Mosquito’s bad at end of lake.

18 days ago

Beautiful and well maintained trail. We turned around so we did not have to walk on the highway otherwise it was nice and easy trail.

1 month ago

Cut this one short despite cool temperatures due to the mosquitoes. Very isolated and pretty views of the lake. Might do it again with bug spray but pretty intolerable once you start getting close to the lake.

1 month ago

We had to abandon the ice lake walk because we went anti clockwise and walked straight into a swamp about 10 mins in. If you go the right way then could be a muddy end. If you have got walking boots on it won’t matter too

6 months ago

Beautiful trail, rugged but pretty straight forward and connects to multiple others for an easy choice of length.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Most of the trail has a monotonous view. The falls and lake are very pretty. If you want a shorter hike, head to the right at the trailhead, then back the way you came.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Great trail. Fun , great river location at top of waterfalls to soak your aching feet. There are two stream crossings that require balancing over logs or wading through stream. The lake is gorgeous.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

We throughly enjoyed this trail. It is easy yet very secured and beautiful with very little foot traffic.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

this trail is one the best trail I have even been on in this park. It is extremely short, barely changes any elevation, and you get to see a massive lake. Once you are at campsite 8p2 I believe, you can barely hear the road, so you feel like you are far in the backcountry, when you really aren't at all.

Friday, January 23, 2015

This is a nice easy hike around a lake then to a small but nice waterfall. My only complaint is the last 1/4 to 1/2 ml is on the road back to the trail head. this can be scary with the crazy RVers flying past you. If you have kids, let someone else go get the car and you wait with the kids at the pull out.

The trail its self is fun. little elevation gain with two creek crossings. The are wide creeks but there are logs going across or you can just walk across. The water is about knee deep to just above the knee in most places but does get deeper. Bring the bug spray! with all the water around there are quite a bit of bugs but nothing like other trails in the park. There is also something for the hiker who likes to fish, there creeks have trout. Not huge ones, but ones to make it fun.

2 months ago

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Sunday, March 15, 2015