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Best trails in Yellowstone National Park

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Looking for a great trail near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming? AllTrails has 223 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Yellowstone National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like John D Rockefeller Junior Memorial Parkway or Hebgen Lake Day Use Area. Ready for some activity? There are 105 moderate trails in Yellowstone National Park ranging from 0.8 to 49.5 miles and from 0 to 10,255 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Yellowstone National Park
Top trails (223)
#1 - Grand Prismatic Hot Spring
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 47 m
Grand Prismatic Hot Spring is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is Show more
#2 - Mystic Falls, Fairy Creek and Little Firehole Loop
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Please refer to the park page for updates. You can instead do a short walk around Biscuit Basin. Gorgeous waterfall views rewards you after a tough hike up to the overlook, bring your water. This trShow more
#3 - Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful Observation Point Loop
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
A must-do on all outdoor enthusiasts lists, the Yellowstone Geysers are a treat to see. Though kid friendly, please remember that geysers can be dangerous. Show more
#4 - West Thumb Geyser Basin Trail
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 27 m
West Thumb is a caldera within a larger caldera. Active hydrothermal features exist on the lake bottom here and elsewhere in the lake. West Thumb Geyser Basin overlooks Yellowstone Lake, the largest Show more
#5 - Dunraven Pass to Mount Washburn
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
A wonderful climb in Yellowstone with views of neighboring mountains and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.Show more
#6 - Canyon Rim North Trail to Inspiration Point
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Note: As of July 2020, the trail is closed at Crystal Falls due to restoration and construction work. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more
#7 - Fairy Falls
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Note: As of May 24, 2019, trail is OPENED. There are no bear activity restrictions.Show more
#8 - Old Faithful Geyser Loop Trail
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
Old Faithful Geyser Loop Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primaShow more
#9 - Avalanche Peak Trail
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
This is a fun climb up a tall peak as you enter the park from the east. A short, often windy, hike up a nearby peak as you enter Yellowstone National Park from the east (Cody, WY). You'll pass throuShow more
#10 - Midway Geyser Basin Trail
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 22 m
This basin is home to two of the largest geothermal features in Yellowstone: Grand Prismatic Spring & Exelsior Geyser. Midway Geyser Basin is much smaller than the other basins found alongside the FiShow more
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