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Trail closed, bear activity. 9/26/18

Started out at about noon on 9/18 walked about 3 mins in and saw a cat peeking above the tall weeds at me before he ducked. Slowly backed away and went to another trail.

More geysers. All unique

There is no sign at the trail head. You’ll have to use your app to be sure you’re there. Tough uphill climb. The park is attempting to reroute hikers to avoid vertical sections that are being eroded. Try to find the less steep alternatives. Be aware of bears — it is the Lamar Valley. All that said, it has great views and you do get to some great petrified trees — still standing in their original spots, but only a few feet high. We saw about 10. There may be more.

very strenuous getting up and getting down can also be tricky because of how steep it is. Saw some pronghorn, buffalo and a hawk. views from the top are great.

dragon's mouth spring was the neatest feature here. the mud pots at artists paint pots are cuter, lol.

hiking
2 months ago

So many mud pots. It's my first time to see the boiling mud. Very cute.

hiking
2 months ago

Actually I don't think this fall is as good as many other falls in Yellowstone, while the trail is very short and won't consume many time.

This was our first loop / home at Yellowstone, an excellent way to start. Relatively short and super informative, many interesting features to see.

2 months ago

A grand old redwood in Wyoming? Steps away from your car. 3+

everything is beautiful. it's all on a different scale of beauty

Took the stagecoach road to loop trail head. That half of the trail was almost grown over.

It was a strenuous hike to the top of the hill, but all steps worth. We saw wunderful flowers and many butterflys on the path. Ponghorns and Bisons. Nice petrified trees on the top of the hill.

One of the few real and best hikes in Yellowstone that give you amazing views at the top!

This is a challenging trail due to the descent to the Yellowstone River 1500 feet! You have to go up it too! The surface on those switchbacks is loose and adds to the fun. The plateau and views of the Yellowstone are very cool as is the remote nature of this trail. We saw bison, pronghorn, plenty of bear sign, and otters!

hiking
3 months ago

Great all around hike but definitely plan for a longer hike. Lots of wild life and bring bear spray. Beautiful views of the Yellowstone River.

quick offshoot from the road to stretch the legs and marvel how a redwood is in the park!

Great hike! There's a steady incline all the way up. The trail itself is an old gravel road, so it's very easy to follow. Awesome views from the fire lookout at the summit! There's a "visitor center" there with pit toilets and labelled sketched maps so you can distinguish different landmarks you can see from the lookout. We saw goats, marmots, and chipmunks. The wind was pretty intense at the top! Took us about 2.5hrs roundtrip at a relaxed pace and about 15min spent at the summit.

Pretty tough incline all the way up. But a spectacular view from the top. Bring some bug spray as we were swarmed all the way up and down the trail.

Great hike! You can see at least 10 petrified trees (trunks upright, laying down) crystallized over 150 million years ago. The ascent is steep but loaded with wildflowers and spectacular views of Yellowstone. Saw elk, antelope, deer and bison.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy descent down to the falls or down the short trail off to the right to get down near the river. Beautiful views of both the falls and the river. Tends to be a little crowded throughout the day but overall incredible up close sights to see

walking
3 months ago

This was a nice walk. A lot of people complain about the smell. It’s not pleasant by any means but It didn’t bother me. Maybe I just happen to be there on decent afternoon. There was several bison on the trail to see as well. And I mean up and close.

Loved the hike and the views from the summit are amazing.

Nothing too exciting. Steep switchbacks on the way back up and way too many tourists climbing under the barricades and signs posted stay on trail. Lots of disrespectful families which is disappointing

Absolutely loved this hike!! The views on the way up to the summit are surreal and the view at the top are so worth the hike! Loved this hike!

Wonderful hike! The trail is a dirty track all the way up. Beautiful sites along the way, out of the trees the whole time, wildflowers line the path, and just overall a really great hike. This is a pretty popular one so be prepared to see some groups. Up pretty high so be aware of altitude and take it a little slower than you’re used to!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, but definitely not a short hike. Takes a little over 3 hours to finish the trail, but another 45 minutes (2 Miles) to get back to the main road by Roosevelt Lodge. Be careful and carry bear spray as I came across a grizzly bear as well as a black bear during this hike.

We started this trail at Artists Point as the early part of the trail is closed for reconstruction. The first mile is along the Grand Canyon and has to be seen to believe. Incredibly beautiful , if somewhat scary if you have a problem with heights. Then it veers off right via Clear Lake though mostly wooded areas which had a lot of fallen trees and muddy areas due to recent heavy rainfall to be negotiated. Hiking poles a big help. Our trip there & back totalled 8km , enjoyable but the first mile makes the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked a few years ago. My all-time favorite hike! Hard elevation gain, but rewarding view at the top. The fire tower at the top is a great place to stop and eat a snack. Lots of pikas, marmots, and ground squirrels along the trail. Saw some bighorn sheep as well.

walking
4 months ago

Nice Walk

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