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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 good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Length 0.7 mi Elevation gain 16 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Views

Historic site

No dogs

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Contact
Getting There

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 Wyoming Business Council Tourism Office, Frank Norris Jr. Travel Center, I-25 & College Drive , Cheyenne, WY, 82002-0660, Phone: 307-777-7777, Fax: 307-777-6472

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

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Reviews (243)
Photos (206)
Recordings (128)
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Galen Sheffield
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Hiking

Go early

Dulce Carolina
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HikingNo shade

Beautiful. Worth the waiting time. Super super crowded.

Jimmy Team T
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Hiking

Poorly timed with Old Faithful, so we had time to walk on this trail. Saw a smaller geyser erupt! Lots of fun!

Danny Adams
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Hiking

It’s Old Faithful. Lots of people and a cool experience. Lots of other cool hikes and geysers in the park!

becca mdphd
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Hiking

Wish we had more than just 30m for the loop and were able to explore more. Try to catch the geyser going off! There’s a phone number for predicted geyser eruption times that is regular updated.

Caitlin Acevedo
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Hiking

Easy walk, family and dog friendly.

Clisby White
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Walk and see Old Faithful. Best photos are definitely taken when it "erupts" at sunset. (Summer 2018)

Emma Feitelson
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Hiking

Didn't match up our timing with Old Faithful, but did see a smaller geyser erupt. Super crowded, as always. Wear your mask!

Ashley Koehly
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Hiking

Good walk for scenery with kids.

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Kevin Aaron
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a must do, makes you feel like a kid

Jessalyn Marshall
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Hiking

This is open

Amber Bevan
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Elliott Albin
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Hiking

Way too crowded.

Ash Hamman
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Hiking

A must-see, of course. We arrived 45 minutes before the next eruption, and enjoyed the wide, expansive views. Very crowded, but a lot of fun. Great gift shops nearby and make sure to stop inside the historic Inn.

Kathleen Jager-Wilcox
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Hiking

Yellowstone is always a treat

Roger Jenkins
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Hiking

When Yellowstone comes to mind so does Old Faithful. Yellowstone is a hydrothermal wonder with 10,000 it has more features then the rest of the world combined. Old Faithful is the most famous and is definitely something you do not want to miss. The build up and the fame of this attraction is such as it is hard for it to live up to it’s notoriety, that being said, it is still a must and it is still very cool. It can be very crowded, so you might want to checkout other vantage points rather than right in front of the center. For more on this famous spot as well as other adventures around the park checkout National Park Hiking: https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/old-faithful-geyser-loop/

K G
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Hiking

Timing the loop with Old Faithful blast is recommended.

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Sarah Harton
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Hiking

Easy, not really a hike but very pretty and interesting features

Gregory Baskwell
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Hiking

This was very easy and give you a look at some other geysers. Definitely worth checking out!

Kristine Brunsman
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Hiking

Easy loop around Old Faithful. Get there early for a front row spot. Honestly overrated imo - much better geysers to watch in the Upper Geyser Basin, like Castle, Grand, or Grotto.

Ben Lipe
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Hiking

No trip to Yellowstone is complete without a visit to Old Faithful! Amazing to see in person. Overshadowed a bit by all of the other attractions the park has to offer but still amazing!

Andrew Ogwang
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Walking

Crowded with a Great show of the water gusts, we were there at the right time.

Nina Tiziani
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Hiking

Disgustingly crowded for an overrated sight! A huge let down to be honest, and I was looking forward to it!

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Gabriel Sone
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HikingNo shade

beautiful views but the crowds can make or break the experience. Lucky for me it wasn't too bad, especially around lunch time.

dandan Hansen
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Hiking

crowded, stop to see the attraction

Mark Coulter
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Hiking

It was very crowded the day we went, even so it was a nice loop trail that takes you past a few different features.

Emily Paulhus
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Ruby Camp
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Hiking

Beautiful trail, go early to avoid some of the crowds or else it’s super hectic.

Rick Herman
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Hiking

Easy and crowded

Larry Robley
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nice easy

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