Upper Falls, Lower Falls and Crystal Falls Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews
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Upper Falls, Lower Falls and Crystal Falls Trail is a 3.8 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.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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

1 month ago

Did both north and south rim. Did this after hike on Mt washborn in the morning and was a fantastic day moderate rating may be fair but also
Points a bit to the easier side in spots. Fun and most anyone can enjoy this

hiking
8 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.

10 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.

hiking
10 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).

11 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.

hiking
11 months ago

This is a must see in Yellowstone.

hiking
Monday, February 20, 2017

memories

hiking
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

Great

hiking
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.

walking
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.

hiking
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

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Sunday, November 10, 2013

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

hiking
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

hiking
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.

hiking
Sunday, July 22, 2012

Super easy hike, absolutely stunning views.

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2011

Great falls and views of the canyon - just walked the overlooks since the trails were closed due to bear activity.

hiking
Friday, July 15, 2011

Amazing views! I love Yellowstone and have done several hiking trails here during our 4 day stay. I recommend this one - not as crowded as some of the other ones around the geyser basins. We saw an eagle chic in its nest on a jutting rock in the canyon and the waterfall is awesome.

8 months ago

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9 months ago

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

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