Upper Falls, Lower Falls and Crystal Falls Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews
#7 of 203 trails in

Upper Falls, Lower Falls and Crystal Falls Trail is a 4 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 April until October.

4.0 miles
364 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


no dogs

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

4 months ago

This was my best hike in Yellowstone that is a must do. The waterfalls looks spectacular and beautiful. I have not seen something like it before.

6 months ago

I went on this trail during the 4th of July weekend so it was very packed with people. It was still an amazing experience and the views were great! There were multiple places to get great views and being able to get right next to the water flowing over really showed how powerful this waterfall was.

6 months ago

Great trail! Be aware, part of the trail between bridge over S Rim Dr and beginning of Uncle Tom's Trail is closed for construction (in July 2017 at least).

6 months ago

We started this trail at the Wasili Lake trailhead and took the Clear Lake Branch. We took the trail past Clear Lake through an awesome Geo Thermal area and then connected with the lower rim trail. We then continued to Point Sublime and then turned back to Artist Point. The trail along the Canyon was very heavily trafficked as opposed to the Clear Lake part of the trail which was incredibly serene. Also there is construction in the Toms Cabin portion of the lower rim and the trail does not connect back down near the Original trailhead. We had to hike the last mile along the road. The main issues with this trail were construction and all the people.

6 months ago

This is a must see in Yellowstone.

10 months ago


Monday, October 10, 2016

The south rim trail is a great way to experience the Canyon, which was one of our favorite parts of Yellowstone. There are great views of the waterfalls, and the trek down the steep stairs of Uncle Tom's Trail gives another vantage and is worth checking out.

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

This trail was amazing. I did it when there was still some snow on the ground in the month of June. was very muddy and wet, but well worth it. Amazing views all around. Very crowded area at times.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Some good views with a few steep hills. Very well traveled.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Went here with family years ago and loved it! Loved the falls, but trail quite crowded with tourists close to the falls overlooks.

Monday, February 29, 2016

was our favorite place to see in yellowstone absolutely amazing !!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Rolling hills, and nice views. This is called the South Rim Trail on the maps in the park.

Friday, September 04, 2015

beautiful hike! worth the effort

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Great views of the canyon. Definitely worth the hike. There are plenty of benches to rest on if you're worried about the intensity/elevation gain.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The views of the falls are absolutely stunning. Some of the biggest waterfalls that I've seen, and with the trail system you can get super close to the falls.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

When you get near the falls you can feel the power.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Favorite hike we did in Yellowstone, easy hike and great views of the falls and "Grand Canyon" you don't get from just the main overlooks

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Awesome!! This is a must see!! When you stand near these falls you are overwhelmed by the power of these wonders.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Super easy hike, absolutely stunning views.

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