Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Storm Point Loop is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop 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.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 82 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Beach

Lake

Views

Wildlife

Bugs

Rocky

No dogs

Waypoints (0)
Contact
Getting There

Yellowstone National Park PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168 307-344-7381 (recorded information and an option to speak with someone) Additional info: http://www.nps.gov/yell/contacts.htm

Directions from Fishing Bridge Visitor Center: Travel 3 miles east to pullout at Indian Pond.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (152)
Photos (123)
Recordings (117)
Completed (353)
Melanie Hunter
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 3, 2020
Hiking

pretty, easy hike, but tons of mosquitos!

View Melanie's Recording
Jan Adair
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 28, 2020
Bugs

beautiful trail thru woods with great views of Lake Yellowstone. BRING MOSQUITO REPELLENT!!

Lori Evenhouse
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 20, 2020
Hiking

perfect hike for our family ages 7 to 70. great views of the lake and nice places to stop, take photos, and let kids play.

Zach Posthumus
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 19, 2020
HikingBugs
View Zach's Recording
Karen K.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 19, 2020
Hiking

Great easy trail. Crossing an open field along Indian Pond you quickly reach Lake Yellowstone. The trail takes you through a wooded area eventuality reaching the shoreline and two points, including Storm Point. Note to All Trails - NPS has changed the end route of the trail.

Angelina Pius
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 18, 2020
HikingBugs

Hiked 7/18 around 9pm. Really beautiful watching the sunset! Super buggy and bug spray didn’t help down by the shore but otherwise it was fine. Followed the advise of other reviews and did it as an out and back instead of the loop. 10/10 would recommend as a gorgeous, relaxing hike.

View Angelina's Recording
Black female in nature
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 9, 2020
Hiking

Wow. I actually done this hike twice. It was different both time. The first time I start the beginning, late afternoon amazing. second time I start at the end, Around 8 o’clock the mountains were purple from my distance, the waves hitting the rocks. Prefect!!!

Kathlene De Benedetti
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 9, 2020
Hiking

Good variety! Saw a couple bison at entrance and then a couple more along the shoreline. Marmot on the rocks near shore. Heard animal moans/calls in the forested area - our party of 4 thought elk/deer?? Super windy (stormy) along the shore so lightweight jacket is good. Terrain is relatively flat. Family-friendly.

Kathy & Jon Boegl
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 5, 2020
Hiking

The trail starts out looking pretty barren and unpromising, just off East Entrance Rd. But the experience quickly changes to an enchanting wooded landscape that follows the edge of the lake. My wife and I have spent a lot of time in Oregon and both thought the shoreline bears some resemblance to the central Oregon coast. The trail features beautiful points overlooking the lake and distant mountains, jetties, hydrothermo rocks, meadows of wild-flowers, thick woods and open tundra - all in 2.5 miles. On this July afternoon we saw only geese and bison. We also spotted several bear tree-markings on the last third of the(clockwise) trail.

Sophia Palomo
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 21, 2020
HikingBridge out

Great trail, one bridge out but still able to cross the stream. Got to see buffalo on the hike.

View Sophia's Recording
Enrique Rosario
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJune 15, 2020

Ran into a black bear, it ran away though because an elk distracted the bear so he/she went after the elk instead of us. This trail isn't very well maintained and some of it is destroyed because a tree fell on the bridge. When starting, start on the left next to the display then continue, once you make it to the point just use the same trail back no need to do the loop, it's not marked at all.

Steve Leen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 3, 2020
Hiking

I would skip the full loop next time. Just do clockwise and then go to the point and return. The forest part isn’t anything to see and coming back had to cross on thin boards to get across creek and then walk through muddy field. Going to the point and back is definitely worth it though.

View Steve's Recording
chris bigelow
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 5, 2019
Hiking

Easy, pretty flat trail to a great point on the lake. Great for kids and others who don’t want a fairly easy hike. One of the best bangs for the buck in terms of amazing views with minimal effort.

View chris's Recording
David L.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 29, 2019
Hiking

Lots of changing scenery. Nice hike through one of the oldest never burnt parts of Yellowstone. Good for families with kids.

Sara Wilcox
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 5, 2019
Hiking

Hiked 8/3 in the afternoon. Easy flat trail. Nice views of the lake. Fresh bear scat a few places on the trail but we did not see any bears.

Ean Bauer
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 28, 2019
Hiking

Very easy hike. Lots of bugs. Saw brown bear which obviously makes hike well worth it. Saw different type of rabbit (jack?) as well.

Bannon Giessen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 22, 2019
Hiking

My family loved the various views of this trail. There was one bison at the beginning (and since it's a loop also at the end) hanging out. Some birds and not much else for wildlife. Super windy at the beach side of the loop, so the name really fits. No real elevation change so a pretty leisurely walk in the woods.

Becca Marie
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 7, 2019
HikingBridge out

Beautiful easy trail, took my time going around to take in the views, flowers, birds, and squirrels. About half the trail is heavily forested but heavily trafficked (I forgot bear spray but felt ok as lots of families around on a sunny Sunday). Would suggest bear and bug spray, and maybe not wear chacos if you (like me) hate sand in your shoes. Bridge still out at end of loop but easy creek crossing. Large male bison was hanging out at enterance today, waited for him to move off the path. Please don't be dumb and get right next to the bison (ppl and their children were way too close)!

View Becca's Recording
T Crow
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 4, 2019
HikingBridge out

Great easy trail, variety of habitats, beautiful flowers. The views are wonderful. Nice variety of animals, bison, marmots, squirrels and a bald eagle that was hunting. This is bear country so carry bear spray.

Mark Coulter
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 21, 2019
Hiking

This was a great hike! wonderful views, great scenery, and even a couple of bison. The trail does have a few blown down trees you have to climb over, if I can make it over so can you.

Pablo Hausheer
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 12, 2019
HikingBugs

Good mix of meadow, woods, and water. Bridge over the creek had a fallen tree, so the walk around was a little muddy, but doable. Saw buffalo and elk.

Shomeet Patel
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 11, 2019
Hiking

Was hesitant to do his trail thinking it would be too easy and not worth it. It was easy but the views were beautiful. Was with a group of 9; 5 children ages ranging from 7-13 and all of the kids and adults enjoyed the hike. Whether your avid hiker or enjoying a family hike this trail is worth your time and effort. It is easy with amazing pay off.

View Shomeet's Recording
William Flanagan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJune 10, 2019
Hiking

Easy trail along Yellowstone Lake and then through some very pretty forest. Lots of bison in the area. Saw marmot on the point, and several others on top of nearby rock outcroppings. Lots of bison poop on the trail.

View William's Recording
June Bunch
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 6, 2019
HikingBridge out

Gorgeous! Do it at the end of the day to watch all the shadows grow longer starting at the beach, then the shoreline, through the forest, to a rolling green meadow which leads to a small offshoot of incredible views by the water... it took my breath away (in the good way). Things to note: Yes, bridge is out- but! Just follow the orange cone after you cross the water a bit to the right where they built a small offshoot log crossing. No, there isn’t any signage for the trail. It’s about 4 miles out from where you turn on fishers bridge- just look for a bunch of cars at the left hand side of the road where the first lake opening is. We passed it by accident the first drive by. A lot of bison, a lot of bison poo to watch your step in, but i don’t blame them for wanting to graze there! We saw some awesome wildlife here! Namely some white tailed jackrabbits. :)

Laurel Engen Quinn
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 28, 2018
Hiking

My husband and I hiked this Trail on September 15th, 2018 on our way in the north east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. It was beautiful, picturesque hike that was nice to loosen up our hiking legs up for more difficult hikes. There was a nice variety to the surroundings. Some thicker forest area while hiking up a hill then it opened up to a beautiful lake with valleys surrounding it. There were ducks in the lake and a few fishermen fishing.  It was a very peaceful hike.

Nic Webster
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 6, 2018

Awesome trail with a little bit of everything. No complaints on this one at all. Its got meadow parts, dense forest parts, beach parts, etc. On the way out we had a big Bison bull eating just off the trail which was cool to see. Lots of Grizzlies in this area so be smart.

Nathaniel Nicodemus
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 4, 2018
Hiking
Steven Argyle
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 23, 2018
Hiking

This is a marvelous little ramble! So relaxing and refreshing. Not strenuous in the least. A great walk for children. Beautiful vistas of the lake from the point. Sunny portions with a marmot colony in a rocky outcropping. Shady portions in the beautiful lodgepole forest. A small footbridge over a tiny, marshy brook was washed out but easily bypassed.

Tom Matty
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 9, 2018

Our favorite Yellowstone hike. Meadow, lake, beach, and forest. Kids traversed down to the beach and enjoyed time by the lake. Saw a yellow belly marmot and a coyote on the hike. The bridge is still out but you can go 20 feet down the creek and early cross to complete the loop.

Barbara McCann
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 3, 2018

A pleasant, easy hike along a lakeshore, through a wooded area, and a meadow. Lovely wildflowers along the way, and excellent views of the lake.

Showing results 1 - 30 of 152