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Aug 25

Brink of Lower Falls Trail: Yellowstone National Park

Brink of Lower FallsWater is a powerful force.  There is no better place in Yellowstone National Park to see mother nature’s power in action than at the overlook on the Brink of Lower Falls Trail.  Feeling the energy.  Peering over the ledge see the raging river plunge hundreds of feet to the canyon below.  It is a pretty inspiring sight to see. brink canyon
The Brink of Lower Falls Trail is a steep but short trail. Half mile down does not seem that bad.  It is the half mile up that will have its visitors huffing and puffing.  With a 600-foot descent over 9 switchbacks the down is easy.  The way back is the hard part.  It is a steep descent. No guard rails.  Roughly paved like most things in Yellowstone’s extreme environment.  So keep a close eye on the little ones when taking the Brink of Lower Falls Trail.
Brink of Lower Falls TrailLike most famous sites in our American park system the parking lots fill up fast.  Also like all famous sites that we have visited (and Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon is no exception) the earlier we go the more peace and quiet and less jostling to see it.  Brink of Lower Falls Trail is a great one to see and feel its magnitude if you have a little space to see it. brink overlook
It is a short and very popular trail located on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.  It has wonderful views of not only the Lower Falls but also the canyon it flows through.  The whole canyon system is a must do and a have to visit for us every time we visit Yellowstone National Park.

There are many waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park to choose from, some are roadside falls like Undine Falls, Virginia CascadeMoose FallsGibbon Falls, Rustic FallsTower FallsLewis Falls  Kepler Cascades, and of course the extraordinary Upper and Lower Falls while others require a hike to see like Wraith FallsLost Creek FallsFairy Falls or Mystic Falls. Whatever your plans are when you visit Yellowstone National Park make sure you seek out some of the great waterfalls that can be found in the park.

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