Point Sublime Trail

EASY 23 reviews
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Point Sublime Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

forest

river

views

no dogs

11 days ago

Amazing scenery. So many of the waterfall trails are closed off right now that we did that one- not to be missed!
We came back and took the hike to clear lake which is nice and you get to see some geothermal areas and clear lake is lovely. We backtracked back to Artists point since Uncle Tom’s is still under construction-
Parking lot was jammed but doable with many people only staying 15 minutes to catch the view.

1 month ago

get there before 9 as parking lot turns into a tourist mess.. easy walk to the point but come back via clear lake - turns into a 10km walk near mud pots, beautiful lake view and views into Hayden Valley with the bison...

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1 month ago

This trail is an excellent way to get views of the canyon and river. There's no shortage of overlooks along the way. As other reviewers have mentioned, the views at Point Sublime itself aren't great. You get much better views throughout the hike. I'd still say it's worth it to do the whole thing, but if you're pressed for time don't bother extending it to the Point.

The easy rating for this trail is accurate. There's some elevation change and a handful of steep points, but it's still overall very easy. There are lots of roots and a few logs to climb over to keep things interesting, but the trail should be easily navigable for most people. The whole thing is along the edge of the canyon, but it's not sloped so it doesn't feel risky at all.

If you have the time, I'd also recommend taking the offshoot of the trail towards Clear Lake. You pass by some very interesting thermal features and the lake is beautiful. I did this entire trail plus the offshoot to Clear Lake and back for about 5 miles total with about 600 feet of elevation climb. This portion of the trail is also easy.

Keep in mind the parking lot will be very crowded, but there's high turnover since many people just take a few photos at the point. You'll have the trail mostly to yourself. I didn't see any wildlife on the trail, though I heard plenty of birds.

1 month ago

Great trail to see the south rim canyon without dealing with the larger crowds

11 months ago

Amazing views of the Canyon and the river

11 months ago

Best trail for views of the canyon the colors and the falls are a real treat. The end of the trail a sublime point doesn't have a great view but the rest of the trail is fantastic.

11 months ago

Nice trail good get away from the crowds

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

This is the best portion of the South Rim trail. Fewer people on this trail comparing with the rest of the South Rim. Most people can finish in one hour.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

recorded ok point

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Friday, July 14, 2017

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

recorded Map - Jul 4 12:32 PM

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Saturday, July 04, 2015