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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: North Rim

Yellowstone National Park, WY

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: North Rim is a 3.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October.

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Mormon Creek Trail
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Beauty Lake Trail
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

This is a nice and easy trail that starts up at the top of the Beartooth Pass so you even get nice views on the drive to the trail itself. The trail starts at a campground and follows around a lake (not sure the name). It does cross a stream where you have to rock hop across - just a warning you might get your feet wet! Hiking poles would have helped greatly, especially with a pack on. Bring an extra change of socks! You then head up into a meadow. Probably 2/3 into the way to Beauty Lake you see a river to your right, with a cool waterfall coming down some rock cliffs on the other side. We tried to find a way to get across the river to the waterfall, but couldn't find a way to cross without getting fully submerged. I will have to look into this more next time to see how to get over there. After a while, you come up to a fork in the path and you have to decide whether you want to go to Beauty Lake or Becker Lake. Both were recommended to me from a friend, but we chose Beauty because we heard it was prettier (duh). However, a lot of backpackers were taking the other route to Becker because I believe it's a better place to camp/fish and offers access to other chains of lakes. Once you are super close to the lake, you have to descend quite a ways to get to the lake shore. The views from the shore make it all worth it. Walking back up the trail to the meadow is the hardest part of the hike. It is short and steep though so not a big deal.

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Signal Mountain
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58 Completed 46 Reviews

Did this one on our way out of the Tetons heading towards Yellowstone. Liked it, but didn't love it. There are a few little trails you can follow around once you get on top,but for the most part it's just a large viewing platform.

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String Lake Trail
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58 Completed 46 Reviews

Went on this one with the kids. After seeing dozens of signs warning of us a brown colored Black Bear in the area who liked to munch on people's picnics, we saw him ambling across the road right in front of us. The hiker to our front could have reached out and touched him - I've never seen someone freeze stiff so quickly, but the bear was quite unconcerned. Beautiful lake on a not too crowded hike, would definitely recommend it.

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Leigh Lake Trail
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58 Completed 46 Reviews

We approached this one from String Lake and followed the trail up Leigh Lake's east side. After seeing one bear walk just a few feet in front of us at the north end of String Lake, we were a bit jumpy. Saw another bear close to the path ahead of us when we were approaching Leigh Lake's north end, and since we hadn't seen another hiker for over ten minutes, we decided it would be a good time to turn around. Great hike and beautiful lake, hikes like this one make me want to spend all summer in the Tetons.

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Bradley Lake Trail
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58 Completed 46 Reviews

Did this one on the return trip from Taggart Lake. The trail didn't get too close to Bradley, and overall I think Taggart was the better hike, but it only adds a mile or so to do the loop instead of an out and back so it's worth it.

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Taggart Lake Trail
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58 Completed 46 Reviews

Loved this trail. We started out with the ranger led group so the kids could cross off that checkbox in their Junior Ranger booklet. It was a fun hike, nothing too difficult, and the views were amazing. Definitely one of my favorites.

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String Lake Trail
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8 Completed 5 Reviews

This is an easy walk through some of the most beautiful country in the world! On a calm morning Mt Moran reflecting off String Lake is better than any picture you will ever see. In the late summer you can eat wild strawberries the whole of the hike. It is an easy trail, but amazing as any trail I've seen.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: North Rim
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5 Completed 8 Reviews

Best trail in the park, well worth the time.
Although short, plan on staying all day, any less and you will regret it...

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: North Rim
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5 Completed 8 Reviews

Best trail in the park, well worth the time.
Although short, plan on staying all day, any less and you will regret it...

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