Storm Point Loop

EASY 67 reviews
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Storm Point Loop is a 2.3 mile lightly 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.

2.3 miles
82 feet

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running


bird watching







no dogs

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

5 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

If you do one trail in Yellowstone, this should be it. It's easy enough for children and rewarding enough for adults. The bridge was out at the end, but there was a clear way to get around it and up the hill to the part of the trail that looped back to the rest.

7 months ago

Great trail!

8 months ago

Nice little hike with a little sample of everything! Hike through a meadow by a pond with tons of birds, then a wooded section along the shore of the Yellowstone Lake. Keep your eyes peeled for bears! The bridge was out (7/4/18) when we went so we had to turn around instead of completing the entire loop.

8 months ago

Did the trail yesterday. Was fairly muddy at the start and back end of the loop. Lake views were decent and the trail was good for children. Only saw a deer. The trail is pretty average otherwise. More wildlife would have made it much better.

8 months ago

After being in the valleys and woods of Yellowstone for a few days, it was great to get to the shore and near that big beautiful lake. Easy terrain, saw signs of bears and saw actual bison. The bridge was out (as of early June, not sign/warning posted at trailhead) at the end of the wooded section of the trail, so we just turned back and hiked the way we came for about 4 miles roundtrip, although a person could scale the river/bank if they wanted to.

9 months ago

Short hike including a lake, a meadow, and the ocean

10 months ago

Very beautiful hike. Great view easy terrain. The bridge is out on the west side of the trail and you have to cross the river on foot

11 months ago

Nice trail diverse in forest, meadow, shoreline. Heard bears were in area so bring your spray and use common sense. Be prepared to scramble over fallen trees possible. Lots of fun and quick hike

Friday, September 22, 2017

Very nice easy trail.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Nice easy scenic secluded hike.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Excellent trail with a variety of scenery; meadow, forest and lake shore.

Saw several bison and a marmot.

Monday, July 17, 2017

An easy trail through a forest, meadow and lake front. The views were stunning. It was prime grizzly country with evidence that they were around, but we were grateful of the large guided tour not too far ahead of us. The trail was extremely easy for my husband and I who hike regularly, but also easy enough for an 8 yr old with us who doesn't hike. My older parents who don't hike struggled during the hike. We did see a bison by the small lake at the beginning of the trail, but we walked past him without consequence.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Easy hike. Lots of animals along the way. Saw lots of fresh bear scat near the lake. Make sure to have bear spray on you.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Easy hike to some beautiful lake views. Lots of bear droppings, especially near the water, so be alert and prepared just in case. We had the trail nearly to ourselves, so this is a trail to seek out if you're sick of the crowds but still want to see something impressive.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Loved the difference in the terrains.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

most amazing views, especially for sunsets and sunrises.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

We did this hike on a really windy day and it was an interesting/scary experience. We saw a tree fall 50 feet ahead of us. Had to manage 50+mph wind with two bison on the trail and high chance to meet a bear. Glad that it was only an hour.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Easy hike through a meadow, beside a pond, along lake Yellowstone, through a pine forest and back to the meadow. Nice mountain views across Lake Yellowstone. Prime grizzly country though we never saw one ( just the scat). Did see buffalo and an otter at the very end before emerging from the woods back into the meadow. Quite an enjoyable easy hike. Took about an hour to hike it.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Interesting how much the vegetation changes on this short hike. We encountered a herd of Buffalo and had to veer way around them.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

really enjoyed trail, different areas took us to wood to lake and various sights... very nice even in challenging weather

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

A little too easy and flat for my liking, but I was with a friend who had never been hiking before and it was perfect for her. Had a great view by the lake!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Beautiful hike. Very easy and flat. Takes you through the forest out to the beach of the lake and back through the meadow. We did run into a Bison on the trail and had to wait it out to get around him. Be very cautious on the trail.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

While on this hike, we found a teepee ring.

6 days ago

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