Red Rock Point via Red Point Trail

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Yellowstone National Park

Red Rock Point via Red Point Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a waterfall 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.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 262 feet Route Type: Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

paved

river

views

waterfall

no dogs

hiking
4 days ago

Highly trafficked and well-worn trail - definitely worth taking the trip all the way down to the overlook, as the view of the falls is amazing. Lots of parking available, and even if the lot is full, people come and go pretty rapidly. It’s a steep but quick hike and is easy to squeeze into an otherwise busy day in Yellowstone.

hiking
5 days ago

Not really a hike. Beautiful scenery but it basically follows the road. Be sure to take the Red Rock path for an amazing view of the falls.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful trail, started from the Yellowstone river picnic area, and ended coming down the specimen ridge trail. Amazing scenery all along the way, first on top of the ridge, along the Yellowstone river, and then seeing wide vistas and mountains. Also ran into some pronghorns and bison. No bears, but it is bear country, so strongly recommended to carry your bear spray.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice afternoon walk for a different perspective on Yellowstone lower falls.

Nice view of the canyon and Lower falls. The trail is showing it age. I hope it gets an upgrade soon.

hiking
11 months ago

short but very nice, facing the front side of the lower fall. great for kids

Sat Oct 13 2018

Great short hike with many steps and a fantastic photo opt

hiking
Fri Aug 10 2018

A good place to see the lower fall and the canyon. The canyon is so beautiful, colorful, and different from any other canyons I have ever seen.

hiking
Fri Aug 03 2018

The hike down was such a delight! A stream cascades down the canyon, and it was so refreshing to be greeted by the sound of water at the various turns of the switchback. It’s very peaceful, especially with the limited people on this trail. It was the first stop I felt we could “enjoy the view” rather than feel we needed to take our photo and move on! Work on the way back up, but a bonus to be away from crowds.

hiking
Fri Aug 03 2018

Great short hike to get a better view of the lower falls. Climbing back up was a bit hard, but it was a good workout.

hiking
Sat Jul 07 2018

Great short hike. Views of lower falls from this point were awesome. Trail is paved on way down and can be narrow at the turns. Remember if you hike down, you have to hike back up.

Thu Jun 21 2018

Probably my favorite short trail in the park. Remarkably beautiful switchback with a lot to see.

Tue Jun 19 2018

not a soul on the trail!

hiking
Thu Jan 11 2018

Short low-traffic trail to the closest head-on view of stunning lower Yellowstone Falls. We appreciated having the entire trail to ourselves.

hiking
Sat Apr 08 2017

On the 2 mile one-way north rim drive we stopped at Inspiration Point, Grandview Point, Lookout Point and took the great trail down to Red Rock Point (highly recommended!) getting us closest to the lower falls on the north rim. Great viewpoint, not to miss!

backpacking
Tue Feb 14 2017

Not my favorite trail to go inside the canyon(that would be Uncle Tom's on the other side), but it is not as steep, smell of pine trees the entire way down, and a great view of the falls

Wed Aug 17 2016

Great views of Lower Yellowstone Falls, most people just go to Lookout Point, if you want to get away from some of the crowd take the trail down to Red Rock Point, steep trail, but worth the time!

walking
Sat Jul 24 2010

Great view on good trail.

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