hiking
11 hours ago

Hiked the trail this morning. Started hitting snow around 2.5 miles and post holed until the river crossing at 3.5. River was too high to cross so we turned around. No animal sightings.

This trail is in a beautiful wooded area. We took the trail down to the river about a mile in. We saw a fresh looking bear track and would have felt much better if we had bear spray. Because of the recent rain and snow the road driving to the trail was very muddy.

snowshoeing
snow
4 months ago

Brought poles along and it was helpful at the stream crossings. About 2 miles in and out. It was a trail made by snowshoers so it’s very pretty to go along the water.

hiking
8 months ago

The trail was very quiet. Only 2 other groups. No bugs. At least nothing biting. The shade was plentiful but also very hot in the open No spotting of wildlife along the trail. Perhaps saw a bear track in some fresh mud. The trail does get quite steep around 3-4 miles up the trail. Unless you have a gps you would not know where the creek trail ends and continental divide trail begins. We actually went around 1 mile beyond the 5.35 mile mark wondering if there was something more significant such as a lake or something higher up. Nothing we could see but did not get over the ridge. It took us around 6 1/2 hours to hike the 13 miles Nice hike would go again and recommend to others

hiking
9 months ago

Very well maintained and marked. We went about 4.5 miles up with our dog. Very beautiful! We saw one mountain biker. We will definitely do it again. Excited to bring the mountain bikes next time!

hiking
9 months ago

Very well maintained and marked. We went about 4.5 miles in and brought our dog. Only saw one mountain biker. So beautiful! Would definitely do again. Excited to try our mountain bikes next time!

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked up to the third stream crossing about 5 miles from trailhead. Nice and shallow for doggie to walk across. Second stream crossing was the same. First crossing had an actual bridge. Saw 2 mtn bikers and three horse riders. Skeeters weren’t too bad but I did wear bug spray still got bit by a couple of pesky flies.

hiking
9 months ago

We hiked the entire trail from trailhead to the end junction with the CDT. I had “Record” on the whole way out and it showed 6.7 miles, so if the app is accurate it’s more like 13.4 miles out and back, not the 11.7 shown. Also when we got to the point where we made the “sharp left turn” at the top of the track the actual trail doesn’t follow what the AllTrails map has and the app showed we were off trail. However, there was no other trail and by staying on the actual trail it did take us to the end. At the junction we headed up the CDT a short ways to see the melt lake. Pretty trail with lots of scenery and wildflowers. 2000+ feet of elevation change. There were two water crossings we waded across. We did run into the biggest porcupine I’ve ever seen and it lead us down the trail a ways before heading into the bushes.

horseback riding
9 months ago

enjoyed the trail very much great for my horses

Beautiful trail and an easy walk. We saw hawks and different animal tracks. On the hike back came across several folks but otherwise had the trail to ourselves.

Basically a flat trail through grasslands. Pretty views of creek with mountains in the background.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
9 months ago

Torn up by horses. Lots of skeeters and horse flies.

hiking
9 months ago

We were staying in West Yellowstone and wanted to get away from the crowds in the National Park. We found this hike on AllTrails because of its proximity to our hotel. After reading the reviews, I wanted to at least go 2.5 miles in to get to the foot bridge someone mentioned. It was an extremely easy hike there and we decided to continue. We hiked about 3.5 miles until we decided to head back due to incoming inclement weather. At about mile 3.2 you cross the creek on a series of logs. It was a little sketchy but not impossible. All in all it was a beautiful hike. We didnt see any big wild life but the biting flies were bad. I suggest bug spray.

Beautiful riverside flat trail for first 2+ miles. Nice valley views. We saw a moose and two marmots and feasted on wild strawberries. We stayed on the trail rather than heading towards sportsman’s lake at the junction we only hike 2.5 miles out and back due to stormy weather. Easy on that stretch. A great hike with kids.

hiking
bugs
muddy
10 months ago

Beautiful scenery. We camped at site 1. Hiked up to Crescent Lake the next day. Thunderstorms made the trail muddy and soupy. The hike up to Crescent lake is fairly easy and it is a beautiful spot. Lots of wildflowers.

This is a longer version of a trail already on Alltrails; it takes you up into the hills (the other trail ends at the Yellowstone boundary). The trail begins by the creek, and it moves away from it as you continue. When you get to the boundary of Yellowstone, you cross a small brook, and then you start an ascent. The trail becomes a series of switchbacks. My only complaint concerns the flies; be sure to have bug spray/bug repellent. As I entered the trailhead area, I saw a large grizzly, so be sure to take bear spray and be mindful that you are in bear country.

hiking
10 months ago

Very pretty area. Went in about 2.2 miles and then back out. Very easy up to that point at least.

hiking
bugs
muddy
10 months ago

Trail was in great shape with a handful of muddy sections. The first 5 miles or so take you in and out of the forest, offering pretty meadow views. The last mile and a half take you up a few switchbacks to Crescent Lake - it’s definitely worth getting to this lake as it’s fairly easy to find a private spot and enjoy nature. The lake has a beautiful backdrop of mountains coming right up from the water.

following the alltrails map takes you to the edge of Yellowstone park which is about 4.1 miles round trip and very little elevation gain. if you continue on past the park boundary you enter national forest land and start to gain elevation quickly. we went about 2.5 miles past the park boundary and gained about 2,000 feet stopping by a spring at the top of an sub-alpine meadow. great views when you get there of the valley and adjacent mountains. lots of wildflowers as well. saw quite a few fresh tracks for bears and other animals in the meadow and near the spring but didn't see any of the animals. very few people on the trail on July 4th weekend. well worth it to go beyond the park boundary on the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Scenery is incredible. We only went in about 2 miles because one of our party had recently had surgery. Will definitely come back to do the rest of the hike as the portion we did was very easy.

hiking
11 months ago

no real endpoint, I went farther than 2 miles. Nice and easy though.

hiking
11 months ago

We just did about 2 miles in and then back out because of the distance listed in AllTrails. After we got back we found another site that told us if we had gone another .5 mile we would have hit a footbridge which could have been kind of cool! It was gorgeous meadows and occasional amazing views of the river. I actually thought we would be hiking closer to the river so just know you’re above it and in the meadow mostly so might be kind of hot on a hot day but we went when it was in the 70s and it was great. There is a little place to go down to the river about .8 miles in which was the kids favorite part. There was a giant log to cross and they could throw rocks in etc . Could have gone down to that and then gone back for a perfect short hike but didn’t mind the extra time in the forest and meadows. I did read you could camp and thought I saw evidence of where some campers might have been. Kind of an adventure getting to the trailhead over a bumpy dirt road so kids liked that too!

hiking
11 months ago

Truly lovely trail. We hiked to the lakes, encountered patches of snow, which were not a problem until we hit 9000 feet attempting to hike west on the CDT toward Targhee Peak. Took a bracing swim in Clark lake, and spotted a family of 4 mountain goats on the high ridge behind the lake. Wildflowers are starting to come out, should be amazing in a couple of weeks. Hiking to the lakes took us 3.5 hours going up and require several bridgeless river crossings; the first few miles however are easy and beautiful for families.

hiking
11 months ago

pretty trail. went at 1pm and saw 11 people going up the trail as I was coming back. first trail I have seen people on while hiking the greater Yellowstone area. I did 3 of the 6 miles. do not stop at the tiny little bridge at the end of the all trails map. go to the next cool one that actually crosses the river. good place to relax for a few.

We hiked this trail on Friday, June 21st and only went a little over a mile due to wind and flurries, but it was beautiful. Saw what appeared to be small bear prints in the mud, but didn’t see the bear. Gorgeous wild flowers all along the creek.

hiking
muddy
no shade
11 months ago

This is a nice out and back trail that has only slight elevation gains. Beautiful large meadow with a meandering river running through it. Frequently seen animals in this hike including wolves, elk, bear and moose. I did not see any in this trip but evidence was there on the trail. I’ve seen these in prior years. At the two mile point you cross a small stream and again about the 3 mile point. Lovely vistas and easy hiking. If you want to take a less traveled hike this would be a good one. Pack trips go back here occasionally and there is designated camp sites.

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