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

hiking
20 hours ago

Did this a couple of years back. Amazing hike with amazing views at the top. Not an easy hike so very rewarding once completed.

Very beautiful lake on top. Saw small bear early in AM when we got to the lake. Early AM the wildlife is very abundant.

hiking
3 days ago

Did this hike a little too close to dusk. Passed plenty of people who said they had not seen much in the way of wildlife, but our experience was much different. We saw a herd of elk running through a nearby meadow and a badger scuttling across the trail right in front of us. We did not make it to the ponds, however, because we came across a brown bear about 2.5 miles in. It was on the trail 25 yards ahead of us before we ever saw it, and we did not have bear spray. We immediately hiked up the ridge to distance ourselves, and luckily the ol' bear continued on its way without giving us a second thought. We turned around and went back out the way we came. Fantastic scenery and wildlife, but be smarter than I was!
(1) Do not start a hike at dusk. (2) Carry bear spray. (3) Hike in a group of three or more. (4) Follow any other guidelines provided by park personnel.

Bizarre is the only word for this place...not like the rest of Yellowstone at all. Definitely recommend.

Great great view...a little crowded but still pretty awesome!

Freaking awesome...crowded but not too bad...being a little bit off the road helps.

Classic...not a necessarily a hike but it’s super amazing still.

The lake behind the geysers made it that much more interesting...one of my favorite geyser basins.

Went all the way to lake solitude.... fantastic

backpacking
7 days ago

This was my first backpacking trip and it was definitely the best thing I did all year. we did the hike in 3 days and 2 nights, our group took the tram and exited at jenny lake, the views were completely mind blowing! we saw two bears down cascade canyon. we went in august and the weather was perfect, the wildflowers were in season and there were huckleberries everywhere (if you know which ones are huckleberries :))

snowshoeing
8 days ago

Watching Old Faithful from the side or back away from the small winter crowd was surreal, allows you to feel and hear the geyser. Pretty stream and access to many more thermal features. Yellowstone is awesome in the winter!

Loved it! Way back up is tough but well worth the view at the bottom!

Best place to see the paint pots in Yellowstone!

I did this trail in the summer of 2016 and loved it. the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because there were alot of fallen trees covering the trail at different points so it got annoying trying to get past them. we also ran into some big horn sheep which was pretty cool.

Beautiful but very crowded

on The Hoodoos

hiking
15 days ago

I am totally confused by comments here and elsewhere that state this trail passes the Howard Eaton Trail. Could someone please explain how that is possible? Or what they are talking about?
The Howard Eaton trail that I know goes south from Old Faithful to the Lonestar geyser/Shoshone Geyser Basin trail.

Stunning, really loved it

Good hike, beautiful in new snow. Didn’t need snowshoes and spikes were helpful, though not necessary. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail today (01/01/19).

Super easy, quick hike, and if that’s what you’re looking for it’s great. Awesome view of the Teton range.

backpacking
16 days ago

We used this trail to connect to other backcountry trails. Great campsites and tons of wildlife.
Bison, Elk, Bear.
Easy.

backpacking
17 days ago

Took tram from Teton village to Death canyon trailhead 4 days 3 nights out. Started in mountain snow and rain through 1st night . Crest trail quite muddy the next few days. My gaiters were a life saver! Be prepared for an extra mile at Death canyon trailhead due to limited parking so overflow is a distance away.

snowshoeing
19 days ago

Great Winter Hike!!
We started ~1mile below the trailhead due to the seasonal closure. We took the trail over to the historic camp, then we went up to the lake overlook and turned it from there. Gorgeous views and very easy terrain. Since it was winter, we left the trail a number of times to explore the area.
If you're a backcountry skier, this is an amazing spot. Climb would only take a couple hours and the lines are spectacular.

This short jaunt was like walking out onto an alien planet. The trees give way to a landscape you won’t see anywhere else on Earth.

Best to go in late August. Going in the middle of summer you will share this trail with hundreds of other people. To crowded in the heart of summer.

walking
21 days ago

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me with what she is capable of. Fascinating stop this was!

I took an additional trail above the grand prismatic...not a soul on the trail but us. Gorgeous overlook of the pools without all of the traffic on the east path to the pools.

Can you say you’ve been to Yellowstone if you haven’t been on this short walkabout?

hiking
21 days ago

So Much to do here!!

paddle sports
22 days ago

I love to hike in with my inflatable paddle board. It's a beautiful hike in and the lake is great for paddle boarding

snowshoeing
22 days ago

I hike this trail year round and absolutely love it. Snowshoeing is the best on this trail and the views are gorgeous. I usually see wildlife so be prepared, this trail is a must do

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