7 Best Hikes in Yellowstone National Park


Yellowstone National Park is a hiker's paradise, with over 900 miles of trails to explore. Find hikes for geysers, waterfalls, canyons, or wildlife, suited to your interests and abilities.

Mount Washburn Trail is a popular hike in Yellowstone, offering panoramic park views from a 10,243-foot summit. The 6.4-mile round trip climbs about 1,400 feet.

Mount Washburn Trail


Fairy Falls Trail is a 5-mile round trip hike that leads to one of the tallest waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park. The falls are 197 feet high and cascade into a scenic pool. 

Fairy Falls Trail


Uncle Tom’s Trail is a short, steep hike to the base of Yellowstone River's Lower Falls. The 0.7-mile round trip descends about 500 feet via metal stairs and switchbacks.

Uncle Tom’s Trail


Trout Lake Trail is a 1.2-mile loop around a serene lake in Lamar Valley. The lake is home to cutthroat trout, beavers, and you might spot otters, bears, or moose.

Trout Lake Trail


Mystic Falls Trail is a 2.4-mile loop to a beautiful waterfall on Little Firehole River. The falls are 70 feet high, tumbling over rock ledges.

Mystic Falls Trail


Artist Point Trail is a 0.8-mile hike to Yellowstone's iconic view. The trail begins at the Artist Point parking area, 4 miles south of Canyon Village on the South Rim Drive.

Artist Point Trail


Lone Star Geyser Trail is a 4.8-mile hike along the Firehole River to a large geyser. Lone Star Geyser erupts every three hours for 30 minutes, reaching 45 feet high.

Lone Star Geyser Trail


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