Old Faithful Geyser Loop Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews
#15 of 194 trails in

Old Faithful Geyser Loop Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

Directions from Old Faithful Geyser: Travel to the Firehole River footbridge.

hiking
5 days ago

Took the boardwalk around the entire Upper Geyser Basin. There were a lot of geysers and springs along the trail. We spent hours on this boardwalk. I recommend purchasing the Science book for kids from the Visitor Center. I comes with a backpack that you check out with thermometers and tools to use on your hike.

5 days ago

14 days ago

14 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

22 days ago

If you have kids 5+ years can pair this hike with a scientist patch earned from the visitor center. Was cool as part of the scientist activity you had an infrared thermometer and educational materials that made the hike so much fun. Add on a coyote visit during the hike and it was phenomenal.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk if it's not too hot out. You get to see lots of different smaller geysers and things all pretty close together. So much to look at but if you're not fascinated by this type of thing like I am, staying by old faithful and skipping the loop may be sufficient

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Awesome!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Just cool.

2 months ago

A good set of geysers. Make sure to be around when old faithful goes off. You may also get lucky and see some of the other geysers go off.

hiking
3 months ago

Great view of valley

3 months ago

10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

It's a bit of an incline, but totally worth it! As you start the climb your trail will be shaded by pine trees. Try to time it to watch Old Faithful erupt while you're at the observation area.

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Best hammock spot in the park! Minimal effort for maximum reward.