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Storm Point Loop

EASY 114 reviews
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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.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 82 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

rocky

no dogs

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

hiking
12 days ago

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.

hiking
20 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
bridge out
2 months ago

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)!

hiking
bridge out
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
bridge out
3 months ago

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. :)

hiking
11 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.

Thursday, September 06, 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.

hiking
Tuesday, September 04, 2018

hiking
Thursday, August 23, 2018

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.

Thursday, August 09, 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.

Friday, August 03, 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.

hiking
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Great trail!

hiking
Saturday, July 07, 2018

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.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

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.

hiking
Sunday, June 17, 2018

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.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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

Monday, March 26, 2018

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.

hiking
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.

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