Sentinel Meadows Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Sentinel Meadows Trail is a 2.6 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 May until October.

2.6 miles
121 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly




nature trips


hot springs




wild flowers


washed out

no shade

historic site

no dogs

4 months ago

did 6/3 open and snow free but muddy so make sure to wear hiking boots. tons of wildlife such as bison and elk frequent the area. Hiked from fountain flats parking lot at the next Perez picnic area to fairy falls and imperial geyser out to the Grand prismatic overlook parking lot and hitched a ride back to the car. totaled 9.2 miles hiking. BRING BUG SPRAY. I think this is a much more senic version on fairy falls as you see the falls as you walk to it. there was noone on the trail. took 3 hrs 15 mins

Monday, January 30, 2017

We made this into a loop hike with Imperial Meadows & Fountain Flat Drive. If I figured it out right, that makes 7.8 miles. Parking at the trailhead looks generous, but in the afternoon, might be kind of tight.
This is a good hike for kids. The trail is flat, with no elevation gain. There were bison around, but in the distance. The view of Queen's Laundry is tough with all the steam. If you want, you can take a 0.1 mile stroll to get a closer look.
This is a nice afternoon hike, after the craziness of Old Faithful. We saw maybe 5 people on the trail, not including 2 bikes on Fountain Flat Drive. We also saw a coyote while on the trail.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

You might loose the trail coming in from the north side of the loop, but you will see the big white mounds of the Queens Laundry hot springs to guide you. The markers on the south side where the trees start are very obvious where the trail picks up. No one else was on the trail, it was really easy with little or no elevation gain, just great views and cool thermal features away from the board walk.

Thursday, August 24, 2017