Upper Falls, Lower Falls and Crystal Falls Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
554 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

18 days 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
19 days 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).

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
1 month ago

This is a must see in Yellowstone.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

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5 months ago

memories

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

10 months ago

Great

hiking
11 months ago

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
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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.

Friday, July 01, 2016

hiking
Monday, February 29, 2016

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

hiking
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

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