Explore the most popular walking trails near Gardiner with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Short & very easy (flat). Worth the time to see. Good hangout for marmots too.

The trail looks amazing but it is shut down right now due to high water :( disappointment!!

If you consider this a hike with the view as the payoff it is worth the effort, if you are going for the thermal activity there are better attractions that are much easier to get to.

Easy hike, great for young kids. I think there are better waterfall hikes in the park that are just as easy.

Loved It. Amazing area

Hiked up this trail with my family. Trail runs beside the river for the first half mile before heading up. The “heading up” got my heart rate going. There isn’t a lot of a thermal activity at the top, but the views were well worth the effort.

It's a rugged little trail, not on the park maps, created by fishermen and adventurous hikers. Beautiful roaring falls, one of my favorite. Please stay away...

Super easy hike with a great reward! Would recommend to anyone!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy little walk to the Boiling River. Such a fun time. Read my blog post (https://www.brisul.com/blog/2018/1/15/boiling-river-yellowstone-national-park) and watch my vlog (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-06iSXOUc&t=5s)

PS you have to pay to get into Yellowstone Park to get to this area.

Still covered with hard packed snow but can be easily navigated. Geysers are underwhelming but the views of the canyon are worth it when you get to the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful and quick trail if you're en route from Tower Falls area to Mammoth. Quick hike to Wraith Falls, Enjoy a small spray of water, and all the chipmunks everywhere! Shaded trail for most of the way.

beautiful views but still completely covered in snow. there's already tracks so it won't be too difficult. it was kinda fun running down in all the snow.

Decent with some awwww. The falls are very cool and the way in seemed simple enough of a hike

Incredible trail... backpacked it May 2017...plenty of wildlife, spectacular views, and challenging climbs... highly recommend this Trail.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Groomed and lovely hike. We were alone for most of the hike, a first for any of our Yellowstone visits. The thermal features aren't much to see since everything was covered in feet of snow.

hiking
5 months ago

Worth the hike

hiking
6 months ago

Nice waterfall and worth getting out of the car real quick but I would see other things first like brink of lower falls. Easy and quick hike for sure.

We walked this with about 4 inches of snow in the ground, making the whole area seem very surreal and beautiful to observe, would suggest you do the entire loop to see all the features of this area.

If you're looking for a challenging trail with some interesting views but no real reward at the end, this is the trail for you. I wouldn't say that I was disappointed with the trail as a whole, but it definitely did not live up to my expectations.

Very cool formations. Make sure that you take this trail all the way to the dead end. This is the best formation and part of the trail. I felt like I was on another planet.

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

I've did most of the trail and decided to return with a deer path just below the ridge for pretty good mountain views.

The canyon itself is not that spectacular (e.g. Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO is much better),
but this trail features a wildlife (bison, elk, coyote, .. ) and especially carcasses (tons of antlers, a half-eaten bison).

Overall, the trail felt stretched - not that many nice places compared to its length.
The upside it's in the lower part of the canyon, so in early June, when south is covered with snow, East is occupied by bears with cubs, this is the safest option for backpacking. For day hike, I would recommend Mt. Washburn.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ok, but only if you stay a lot of days in Yellowstone!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ok because there are few people but not so beautiful, if you have few days in Yellowstone don't spend they here.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

This was a great hike after being in the car all week. It's a leg and lung burner for me, but my 12 and 14 yr old boys had not trouble at all. The geysers at the top were cool because there are no boardwalks you need to adhere too. But, you need to be super careful and stay on the trail. The area is fragile and dangerous.

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Still covered in knee-deep snow, so with the steep grade, it was an extremely difficult hike for its length. There are a couple of nice views along the way, but the geyser basin once you get up there is lame.

walking
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Very nice location. Cool view of the river.

walking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

After Norris Geyser Basin, we went up the road toward Mammoth, getting out to see a big elk in the meadow, a bison dusting itself next to the road, a coyote crossing the road, and then past Obsidian Cliff and Sheepeater Cliff, where we ate peanut butter sandwiches and had a brief lunch in the van. Sheepeater is a rock formation just like the Devil's Postpile monument in California, formed as basalt lava erupts from volcanic vents and cools, then shrinks and cracks. Sometimes vertical columns form. Well developed columns result from homogeneous lava cooling at a uniform rate - hence, Sheepeater Cliffs. Past Sheepeater the park opens up into a wide plain where we viewed a herd of about eight elk, we saw Bunsen Peak on the right (nice 4 mile RT hike next time), Electric Mountain on the left, and entered the Golden Gate pass from one terrain into the next, from wide plains into a canyon, with a road right along the cliff walls suspended over the canyon. Yellowstone is amazing, with geothermal features, wildlife and lots of exploring to do. And don't forget it's been 60,000 years since it last erupted... enjoy!

hiking
Friday, February 17, 2017

good view of snowy falls during the winter, snow pack was good for boots

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Soothing to the body and soul.
Nothing quite like submitting to the colossal powers of the world's largest super volcano by relaxing in the boiling waters just above it's monumental caldera.
I believe that the parking lot closes at 7pm or sundown and it is strictly enforced so be sure to get there in ample time to enjoy the magic waters of the Boiling River.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Too many other options. The trail nor the falls are interesting.

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