Lone Star Geyser Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews
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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

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
3 days 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
5 days ago

Cool geyser.

5 days 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.

11 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
9 months ago

mountain biking
9 months ago

9 months ago

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!

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Great Hike! About 2 miles out to the geyser. This hike is definitely worth it to see the geyser. You can get really close to the geyser without any fences or railings.

cross country skiing
Monday, January 11, 2016

Beautiful!

hiking
Thursday, October 15, 2015

This is a very easy trail that follows a beautiful river most of the hike. I highly recommend this for families with young children.

hiking
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Wife and I hiked the Howard Eaton Trail to Lone Star Geyser, which begins with a lengthy, steady climb. Once past this climb, the next segment of the trail is an enjoyable stroll through the forest. The next segment involves a descent that isn’t as long or as steep as initial climb. At junction with Shoshone Lake Trail, GO STRAIGHT to continue to Lone Star Geyser. First view of this geyser from the trail is impressive. We waited about 90 minutes for the next eruption (based on time of previous eruption recorded in logbook), and it was well worth the wait. Initial phase of eruption is entertaining, and second phase is quite forceful. Please note: Despite what some guidebooks say, park rangers at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center DO NOT have estimated eruption times for Lone Star Geyser. We returned the way we came, having the trail all to ourselves most of the way to the geyser and the entire way back.

hiking
Sunday, September 06, 2015

In our group: My wife and I, our 10-year old son and 14-year old niece.

Very easy and fairly flat hike. Eruptions are basically every 3-hours around 10a, 1p, 4p and so on. We arrived at Lone Star around 9:45a and a major eruption started at 10:17a and there was still activity occurring when we started the hike back at 10:45a. Be sure to time it right, arriving early and hanging out for awhile is much better than arriving late and missing out!

Lessons learned: I wish we would have explored the Old Faithful area and watched it erupt before doing Lone Star. We watched Lone Star erupt with just our small group of 4 people and one other person. Old Faithful is over in 2-3 minutes and the experience is shared with a massive amount of people. My niece summed up what I think we were all thinking when she said, "Well, that was disappointing!" So, I would suggest exploring around Old Faithful and get that done and then go to Lone Star Geyser.

hiking
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nice wide easy trail. Geyser was amazing. Worth the walk and wait.