9 Best Hikes and Trails in Yellowstone National Park


Discover Yellowstone's top 9 hikes, from easy strolls to challenging climbs, in this web story. Explore America's first national park and its natural beauty and diversity.

This easy 7-mile hike takes you through the Lamar River Valley, one of the best places to spot wildlife in Yellowstone. 

Lamar River Valley to Cache Creek 


This easy 6-mile hike takes you to one of the tallest waterfalls in Yellowstone, Fairy Falls, which drops 197 feet in a graceful cascade. 

Fairy Falls Trail to Imperial 


This short but steep 1-mile hike takes you to the edge of the Lower Falls, the most powerful waterfall in Yellowstone. 

Brink of the Lower Falls Trail 


This easy 2.5-mile loop takes you along the shore of Yellowstone Lake, the largest high-altitude lake in North America. 

Storm Point Loop 


This moderate 7-mile hike takes you to the summit of Mount Washburn, one of the highest peaks in Yellowstone at 10,243 feet.  

Dunraven Pass to Mount Washburn 


This moderate 4.3-mile hike takes you to the top of Bunsen Peak, a prominent cone-shaped mountain that was once an active volcano. 

Bunsen Peak in Mammoth Hot Springs 


This moderate 5-mile hike takes you to a series of ponds that are home to beavers, muskrats, ducks, and other wildlife. 

Beaver Ponds Trail 


This moderate 2.5-mile loop takes you to three scenic waterfalls in the Upper Geyser Basin, where Old Faithful and other geysers are located.  

Mystic Falls 


This strenuous 20.6-mile hike takes you to the summit of Electric Peak, the highest mountain in the Gallatin Range at 10,969 feet. 

Electric Peak 


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