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Ribbon Lake Trail

EASY 19 reviews
#78 of 214 trails in

Ribbon Lake Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
577 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Beautiful view of the falls and canyon. Trail was muddy at some parts.

Monday, July 17, 2017

One of the worst lakes I have seen. Swampy. The hike up was nice, but very disappointed in the lake.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

good trail for family. variety of canyon views, woods, and lake meadow. we saw doe and 2 fawns at the lake.

Monday, July 27, 2015

It's 2 miles from Artist's Point to Ribbon Lake (4 round trip). You walk along the south rim of the canyon with great views for about 1/2 mile, pass a lily pond and walk through what felt like an enchanted forest. Lots of Mosquitos, but it was a nice hike.

hiking
Friday, July 26, 2013

We took a slightly different route to Point Sublime, doubled back to take the Clear Lake - Ribbon Lake Loop, then headed southeast to the Wapiti Lake Trail junction and followed that back east to meet back at the Upper Falls parking lot. Trip is well worth it to see Silver Cord Cascade from the brink (scary but awesome 1,200' drop).

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Monday, July 23, 2012

A nice trail, great views of the lower falls and the canyon, There were 2 lakes on the way. You must take bug spray they were bad. We saw only 4 people on the trail once we were a half mile out. You can find a good place to sit along the canyon and enjoy the views.

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