Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Trails in Yellowstone

Summit Lake Trail

This trail, which begins as a boardwalk, crosses the trail to Mystic Falls at 1/2 mile. A left turn here will lead to a short walk to the falls. Continue on, past the junction, to cross a large meadow. Beyond the meadow the trail becomes more faint, crosses a ...

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Two Ribbons Trail

This is a completely boardwalked trail that winds through burned lodgepole pine and sagebrush communities next to the Madison River. Good examples of fire recovery and regrowth as well as buffalo wallows. There are no interpretive signs or brochures other than the wayside exhibits at the trailheads. Trailhead: Approximately 5 ...

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Union Falls Trail

This out-and-back hike accesses the massive and remote Union Falls. The falls are formed as two rivers meet and plunge 250 feet over Pitchstone Plateau. The trail is well maintained and heavily used. The first section is flat and easy. After fording Cascade Creek there is a junction with ...

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Washburn Trail/Washburn Spur Trail

Washburn Trail/Washburn Spur Trail, located near Canyon Village, offers a strenuous 11.5 mile one way hike. This hike begins at the Dunraven Pass trailhead to Mount Washburn and ends at the Glacial Boulder on Inspiration Point Road. This strenuous hike takes 6-8 hours to complete. Starting at the Washburn Trailhead ...

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West Thumb Geyser Basin Trail

West Thumb Geyser Basin Trail, located near Grant Village and West Thumb, offers an easy 3/8 mile roundtrip hike. Stroll through a geyser basin of colorful hot springs and dormant lakeshore geysers situated on the scenic shores of Yellowstone Lake. Trails and boardwalks are handicapped accessible with assistance. Yellowstone National ...

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Wolf Lake Cut-off Trail

The trail follows the Gibbon River for at least 1 mile (1 km), passing Little Gibbon Falls. Dense, partially burned lodgepole pine forest is your main companion the rest of the way to Wolf Lake. Trailhead: Big pull-out about 1/4 miles east of Ice Lake Trailhead on Canyon-Norris Road. There ...

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Wraith Falls Trail

This short, easy hike through open sagebrush and Douglas-fir forest to the foot of Wraith Falls cascade on Lupine Creek. Trailhead: Pullout ¼ mile east of Lava Creek Picnic area on the Mammoth-Tower Road Distance: 1 mile (1 km) round trip Level of Difficulty: Easy Visitor Information 307-344-7381 (recorded information) Directions Directions from Mammoth: Travel east ...

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Yellowstone Lake Overlook Trail

Yellowstone Lake Overlook Trail, located near Grant Village and West Thumb, offers a moderate 2 mile roundtrip hike to a high mountain meadow for a commanding view of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake and the Absaroka Mountains. Yellowstone National Park, P.O. Box 168 , Yellowstone, WY, 82190, Phone: 307-344-7381 ...

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Yellowstone River Picnic Area Trail

Yellowstone River Picnic Area Trail, located near Tower-Roosevelt, offers a moderately strenuous 3.7 mile roundtrip hike. This often overlooked trail along the east rim of the Yellowstone River offers views of the Narrows of the Yellowstone, the Overhanging Cliff area, the towers of Tower Fall, basalt columns, and the ...

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