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Oct 05

Top 10 Yellowstone Day Hikes

Yellowstone is a fantastic park to visit which is why over 2 million people visit it every year mostly during the summer time.  Luckily most people just stay to the parking lots, big attractions, and boardwalks so if you want to have a little space to yourself the best thing you can do is hit some of the many wonderful hiking trails that are found throughout the park.  To help you out Karen and I have listed what we think are the top 10 Yellowstone Day Hikes.  If you decide to hit the trails make sure you take the proper precautions like a trail map, be bear aware and have bear spray, and have the supplies that you need for your journey.  With over 1,000 miles of trails there are lots of options for you to choose from we hope you like our list of what we think are the Top 10 Day hikes in Yellowstone.  Please let us know what you think and if your favorite is not on the list let us know we are always looking for more information on our favorite park.  Happy Trails!

Top 10 Yellowstone Day Hikes

10. Trout Lake

Trout Lake, YNPvia
Highlights – Beautiful mountain scenery, chance to see otters and other wildlife, nice fishing area when in season – Classified as an easy 2 miles roundtrip hike.  Best time to go is from Mid-May through June.

9. Bunsen Peak Trail to Osprey Falls

Summit of Bunsen Peak Trail, Yellowstone National Park, WYVia
Highlights – Beautiful mountain scenery, beautiful vistas, goes form canyon bottom to mountaintops, 150 foot waterfall – Classified as a strenuous 10 mile roundtrip hike.  Best time to go is June or September and October.

8. Hellroaring Creek

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Highlights – Adventure hike, chance to cross a suspension bridge over a canyon, goes through a pine forest and sagebrush – Classified as a moderate 4 mile roundtrip hike.  Best time to go is June or September and October

7. Beaver Bonds

Beaver, Yellowstone NP, Summer 2007Via
Highlights – Chance to see beavers in action, beautiful panoramic views, winds through fir and aspen groves – Classified as a moderate 5 mile roundtrip hike. Best time to go is June or September and October.

6. North Rim

Yellowstone - North Rim and Red Rock TrailsVia
Highlights – Two waterfalls, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone – Classified as a moderate 3 mile roundtrip hike.  Best time to go is during the summer months.

5. Lone Star Geyser

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Highlights – Predictable geyser, trail runs alongside Firehole River, trail can be hiked – Classified as a moderate 5 mile round trip hike.  Best time to go is during the summer months.

4. Mystic Falls

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Highlights – 70-foot waterfall,  a short trail, great views of the Upper Geyser Basin, follows the Little Firehole Rive – Classified as a Moderate 3 mile loop.  Best time to go is during the summer months.

3. Clear Lake Trail to the South Rim Trail

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Highlights – Two waterfalls, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, beautiful lakes, and thermal features – Classified as a Moderate 4.5 mile loop. Best time to go is during the summer months.

2. Fairy Falls

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Highlights – 197-foot waterfall, Imperial Geyser, flat trail – Classified as a Moderate 6.5 mile round trip trail.  Best time to go is during the summer months.

1. Mount Washburn

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Highlights – Wildflowers, chance to see bighorn sheep, beautiful mountain scenery, fantastic vistas, sweeping panoramic views, Classified as a strenuous 6 mile round trip.  Best time to go is from a Mid-July through September.

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