Lone Star Geyser Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews
#19 of 198 trails in

Lone Star Geyser Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

hot springs

river

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
7 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

I hiked the trail from the Kepler Cascades to Lone Star Geyser on September 10, 2017. It was a beautiful hike following the Firehole river. The Lone Star Geyser erupted at about 1120am....very impressive Geyser. Water and steam to 30-40 ft for about 20 minutes

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Left car parked at Old Faithful and hiked in on the Lone Star Trail. Very easy. Some boiling springs on the way on a side trail. Took the Howard Eaton Trail back for something different. Only reason not a 5 star is the mosquitoes on the trail back.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is an easy 2.2 mile hike to the geyser and you get to walk along the Firehole river that opens up at Kepler Cascades.
The geyser erupts about every 3 hours and it happens as 2 eruptions. It is very easy to think that the minor eruption is the major one (and few people headed back after that). It takes approximately another 20 minutes after the minor eruption to see the major eruption which lasts for good 10-15 mins.
You can lengthen the hike after the geyser to head to Old Faithful which is approximately another 3.5 mile hike or head to Shoshone lake.
The day we went there the water bubbling started at around 10.10am and then lead to minor eruptions at around 10.20am. We saw the major eruption around 10.40am and it lasted for a long time. The whole spectacle happens for around an hour or so.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

The hike is a nice easy hike through a beautiful forest along a river. You can also lengthen the hike with an off shoot spring trail. If you do this hike you need to stay for the geyser. It erupts about every 3 hours. The log tells you the last eruption times. If your there early continue past the geyser for a bit and come back. You can get so close!

hiking
4 months ago

Cool geyser.

4 months ago

Saw it erupt this morning at 11:30! The trail is mostly paved and there's nothing too remarkable to see along the way.

4 months ago

Easy trail, we miss the geyser eruption for a few minutes, but nice

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

backpacking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

mountain biking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Three hours between eruptions. There is a log book that one should write it to help latter hikers know about when the show begins. Flat, partially paved trail. Worth the trip!

Sunday, August 21, 2016