Osprey Falls Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Osprey Falls Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2188 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Mammoth: Travel 4.7 miles south. Immediately past the Golden Gate Bridge park on the left in the Glen Creek Trailhead parking lot. Begin on the Old Bunsen Peak Road Trail.

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Very easy hike to start of 1.4 miles to the spectacular falls. The 1.4 miles is steep and deep Elk herd seen about 3/4 miles from TH.

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Very steep and treacherous at the end but breathtaking falls. Well worth it.

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2 months ago

A hidden gem in Yellowstone! This was a trail recommended by a friend and it was spectacular! The first 2.5 or 3 miles follow a flat, abandoned road through trees and meadows. We saw elk and a coyote, among many other critters. The last 1.5 miles consists of a steep grade, a little flat walk and then a very steep climb down the canyon to see the best waterfall I have ever seen. A must see!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Excellent. No people once you pass Brunson peak. A bit tricky on the way down to the falls so watch your footing. Highly recommend.

3 months ago

Hard hike but well worth it at the end! Wear good hiking boots with ankle support for the switchbacks at the end. Most of the trail is gravel road. Beautiful views and wildlife is abundant. Even found some elk sheds!

3 months ago

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4 months ago

challenging but well worth it. Description can be misleading. Starts easy enough. The end at the falls is simple going downhill but a beast back up. Overall I'd do it again and again.

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4 months ago

We took this hike from the Bunsen Peak TH (but took the road, not the trail) and with pretty minimal sidetracking, we did about 10 miles round trip. As previously mentioned, the 1.4 miles to the falls is the worst part.

The snow was gone from the trail and despite a full parking lot, we only saw two groups of people the entire day. Despite the insane number of visitors to Yellowstone NP, you really don't have to get far off the road to enjoy a "backcountry" experience in one day.

Highly recommend this hike! We would have preferred to do the Bunsen peak hike to Osprey but had weather concerns.

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8 months ago

This was a fairly difficult hike but well worth it - the falls were beautiful and we ate our lunch right next to them. The trail back up the series of switchbacks was difficult but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

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