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Yellowstone Observation Point

MODERATE 46 reviews
#48 of 228 trails in

Yellowstone Observation Point is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 262 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

no dogs

hiking
muddy
16 days ago

Short route, good for if you’ve got less than an hour to kill.

hiking
1 month ago

Great overview of the basin

hiking
2 months ago

The view was not what I expected, old Faithful looked better from the ground

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike, moderately steep. Lovely views saw some wildlife and the geyser at the top was beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

This is the best way to see Old Faithful erupt! The hike up is steep but the view is fantastic. So glad we did it.

hiking
Monday, August 13, 2018

One of my favorite hikes of the trip. The sign was down when I went and missed the usual path up. I ended up hiking a little larger loop which included passing by solitary geyser. Offers a great panoramic view of the Old Faithful area.

hiking
Thursday, April 19, 2018

I have completed this hike on multiple occasions, one of the best spots in the park to see Old Faithful erupt. If you have the chance do the hike at night, the eruption is magical. Make sure to bring bear spray, and a good light!

walking
Friday, September 15, 2017

A great little-known view point to get a second perspective & more pictures of Old Faithful

hiking
Saturday, July 24, 2010

I enjoyed the view of the area from the top

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