Old Faithful Geyser Loop Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews
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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 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
6 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
18 days ago

Pretty much a must do if visiting Yellowstone for the first time to sightsee, but wouldn’t consider this a traditional hike by trail. Expect A LOT of people. Not sure why this is rated moderate. Maybe the smell? Pretty much just a walk on the boardwalk the park created for people wanting to see geysers.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Did this one around 5 years ago when I was 11 years old, great way to see the hot springs up close, there were bones visible in one of them from where a bison fell in and died. Old faithful was fun to watch and there’s a clock that counts down till the next eruption, about and hour and 15 between each one. Obviously this is a big tourist attraction so expect crowds.

hiking
1 month ago

So heavily trafficked, it is more of a walk then a hike. Did a few years back with a Venture Crew.

hiking
2 months ago

Heavily trafficked, but well worth the hike. Stunning views and sights.

walking
2 months ago

Wonderful geysers but crowded though

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail. Great view of the Geysers.

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Great boardwalk trail to view multiple geyers and hot pools.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Went in July 2016.

hiking
4 months 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.

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hiking
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4 months 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.