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Yellowstone National Park Trails

Yellowstone National Park: Fairy Falls

This diverse 5.6-mile out-and-back, a park signature hike, passes colorful geysers and an eerie burn zone en route to a 100-foot cascade. Caution: Grizzly restoration area.

Yellowstone National Park: Tower Falls

This 11.8-mile ski or snowshoe loop explores a frozen waterfall and bison wintering grounds.

Yellowstone National Park: Blacktail Deer Plateau Snowshoe

Take advantage of the park’s quieter winter season on this 9.4-mile snowshoe trek through wooded hills to an expansive plateau with endless snowy views.

Yellowstone National Park: Yellowstone River Trail

Explore canyons and sageland in Yellowstone’s backcountry on this 18.5-mile hike near the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Yellowstone National Park: Mary Mountain

Go where the buffalo roam on this 21-mile Yellowstone traverse.

Yellowstone National Park: Union Falls

Follow your ears to thundering, stunning Union Falls on this 15.8-mile hike in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park: Lone Star Trail

Camp in an active geyser basin teeming with wildlife.

Yellowstone National Park: Mount Washburn

You’ll find wildflowers, bighorn sheep, and a lookout tower on the easy-going climb up to a 10,243-foot peak formed by ancient volcanic eruptions.

Yellowstone National Park: Garnet Hill Loop

Explore Yellowstone National Park’s lower elevations on a moderate 8-mile loop that circles Garnet Hill, visits the Yellowstone River, and traverses bison-filled grasslands.

Yellowstone National Park: Avalanche Peak

Ascend 2,000 feet in 2.3 miles on the stiff climb to the wind-swept summit of Avalanche Peak, a 10,568-foot mountain with prime views across Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park: Black Sand Geyser Basin

Take a tour of multi-colored hot pools and a crater-like geyser on this easy-going, 0.4-mile boardwalk stroll in Yellowstone’s Black Sand Geyser Basin.

Yellowstone National Park: Agate Creek via Specimen Ridge Trail

This 13.3-mile backcountry trek in Yellowstone National Park travels to a rocky beach (and campsites) in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Yellowstone National Park: Bunsen Peak

Climb to panoramic views of Yellowstone National Park on this 7-mile loop that crests Bunsen Peak and skirts the edge of Sheepeater Canyon.

Yellowstone National Park: Specimen Creek Loop

Trace Specimen Creek to two backcountry lakes and tour remote mountain landscapes on this solitary, 22.5-mile trek in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park: Electric Peak

This 20.6-mile out-and-back in the northern reaches of Yellowstone National Park culminates with panoramic views from the rocky crown of Electric Peak.

Yellowstone National Park: Elephant Back Trail

This 3.9-mile lollipop loop in Yellowstone National Park climbs to a plateau top with unrivaled views of Yellowstone Lake and the Absaroka Mountains.

Yellowstone National Park: Fountain Paint Pot

With its hissing fumaroles, bubbling mudpots, and propellant geysers, this short boardwalk loop at Fountain Paint Pot serves as a greatest-hits collection of Yellowstone’s geothermal wonders.

Yellowstone National Park: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone – North Rim

Walk the rim of Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone on this 6.4-mile hike that showcases five-star views of Upper and Lower Falls.

Yellowstone National Park: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone – South Rim

This 4.4-mile out-and-back traces the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone for postcard-worthy views of Upper and Lower Falls.

Yellowstone National Park: Grizzly Lake

On this 6.7-mile shuttle hike in Yellowstone National Park, you’ll cruise through golden grasslands, tour the charred relics of the 1988 forest fires, and visit Grizzly Lake.

Yellowstone National Park: Heart Lake and Mount Sheridan

Spend a few nights in Yellowstone National Park on this 23.1-mile out-and-back complete with lakeside campsites and spectacular summit views.

Yellowstone National Park: Ice Lake

Pass a waterfall, open meadows, lodgepole stands and a sparkling backcountry lake on this easy, 3.8-mile stroll through the heart of Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park: Lone Star Geyser

A must-do hike in Yellowstone National Park, this easy 4.8-miler leads to Lone Star Geyser, a backcountry spout that shoots a 45-foot fountain of water into the air.

Yellowstone National Park: Mud Volcano

Bubbling mud pots, spewing hot springs and turquoise pools are jam-packed into this quick, 0.9-mile roadside jaunt in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park: Mammoth Hot Springs

Explore the otherworldly landscape of Mammoth Hot Springs on this easy, 1.7-mile boardwalk loop in northern reaches of Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park: Narrow Gauge

Link some of Yellowstone National Park’s most striking thermal features on this 5.2-mile loop near Mammoth Hot Springs.

Yellowstone National Park: Norris Geyser Basin (Back Basin)

String together an impressive collection of thermal features on this cruisy, 1.7-mile loop in Yellowstone National Park’s Norris Geyser Basin.

Yellowstone National Park: Norris Geyser Basin (Porcelain Basin)

Connect a series of memorable thermal features, such as Whale’s Mouth, Whirligig Geyser, and Black Growler Steam Vent, on this easy, 0.9-mile loop in Yellowstone National Park’s Norris Geyser Basin.

Yellowstone National Park: Observation Peak

Trek through rolling meadows en route to a shimmering backcountry lake and the 360-degree panorama bliss of Observation Peak on this 10.5-mile dayhike in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park: Osprey Falls

This 8-mile out-and-back in Yellowstone National Park descends a cliffside trail to the base of Osprey Falls, a 150-foot waterfall that pours into Sheepeater Canyon.

Yellowstone National Park: Ribbon Lake via Clear Lake

Link two backcountry lakes, a plummeting waterfall, and a billowing fumarole on this 6.7-mile loop near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Yellowstone National Park: Riddle Lake

This easy-going hike winds past lodgepole forest and grassy stream beds to the black sand beaches of a backcountry lake in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park: Shoshone Lake via DeLacy Creek Trail

Visit the black sand beaches of Shoshone Lake, the largest backcountry lake in Yellowstone National Park, on this scenic 6.1-miler just minutes from Old Faithful.

Yellowstone National Park: Old Faithful via Upper Geyser Basin

This easy 5.8-miler tours a veritable geyser Hall of Fame in Yellowstone National Park before culminating with views of the legendary Old Faithful.

Yellowstone National Park: Heart Lake

Experience world class fly-fishing, wildlife sightings, and to-die-for campsites on this 16.2-mile out-and-back to the second largest backcountry lake in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park: Bechler River Loop

Tour a lesser-traveled corner of Yellowstone National Park on this 8.6-mile loop that boasts vast lodgepole pine forests and massive meadows that stretch for miles.

Yellowstone National Park: Shoshone Lake to Lewis Lake Loop

Link Shoshone Lake to Lewis Lake on this 11.1-mile loop in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park: Phantom Fumarole

Visit a remote, backcountry thermal vent that steams up from the Pitchstone Plateau on this 9.4-mile out-and-back in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park: Nez Perce Creek

Experience the grandeur of Yellowstone National Park on this 14.4-mile out-and-back that crosses picturesque meadows and traces a trout-filled stream.

Yellowstone National Park: Ribbon Lake and Silver Cord Cascade via Artist Point

Trace the rim of Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone on this 4.8-mile out-and-back that features a plummeting waterfall, a small wooded lake, and five-star, across-the-expanse views.

Yellowstone National Park: Terrace Mountain Loop via Glen Creek

Beat the crowds and enjoy the company of distant mountains and wildlife on this moderate, 7-mile loop in the northwest region of Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park: Specimen Ridge

Wildlife sightings and striking views highlight this strenuous, 17.7-mile shuttle hike that spans the length of Specimen Ridge in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park: Trip Finder

Your best bet for planning the perfect Yellowstone trip, short of seeking out Yogi Bear himself.

Yellowstone National Park: Hellroaring Creek to Black Canyon of the Yellowstone

See bears, elk, and the remote terrain of the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone on this 44-mile trip.

Yellowstone National Park: Gallatin Skyline

Go high for the see-it-all hike in this iconic park.

Yellowstone National Park: Lake Butte to Sylvan Pass via Thorofare Trail

A forgotten explorer’s route leads to 42-mile off-trail adventure–with several peak bagging options–and bona fide solitude in Yellowstone National Park.

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