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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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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: North Rim
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiking this trail from south to north is a pleasure. From Canyon Village head south and make a left at the Chittenden Bridge and park at the Wapiti Trail parking area. Walk back and recross the bridge and pick up the North Rim trail. It is an amazing walk - it is not that difficult and kids can do it easily.
There are some option viewpoints that will have a steep set of steps, but otherwise it is quite doable. The scenery is breathtaking. The canyon, waterfalls, and magnificant Yellowstone River is enchanting. Don't be put off by the crowds at the parking areas along the trail. Most of these folks are with bus tours or autos and they trail becomes more solitary as you move away from these areas. Best time to hike is early in the morning or later in the day.

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Hidden Falls Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

This seems to be one of the "must hike" trails while in GTNP. We tent camped at the Jenny Lake campground, which was about 0.2 miles from the trailhead. The trail was well traveled, but the continuation of the trail to Inspiration point was closed for repairs. The elevation change isn't too strenuous, but there are some challenging parts. The view of the falls is spectacular and wildlife was abundant, which was surprising considering the traffic on the trail. You can also access the Hidden Falls / Inspiration Point area via the boat shuttle running across Jenny Lake every few minutes (during season).

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Observation Point Loop Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

This trail is a short loop that includes the "solitary guyser" on the way up to Observation point and is accessible from the boardwalk around the upper guyser basin (Old Faithful area). This provides (I think) a better vantage point to watch Old Faithful. Easy enough hike with a couple hundred feet of elevation change, if that.

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Elephant Back Loop Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

We hit this trail because Mount Washburn was closed (05/19) and were looking for something moderately strenuous. The bottom of the trail winds thru the forest floor, occasionally blocked by downed trees. Once the trail splits into the loop, the elevation gain begins. There are a few switchbacks that were sketchy due to snow still on the trail (8-10 inches in some places), but that keeps you on your toes right? Didn't see much wildlife along the trail, but had the bear spray at the ready anyways. At the top, beautiful panoramic views of Yellowstone Lake, the range to the east and the Lake Yellowstone Hotel.

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Table Mountain
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

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Sweetwater Gap
by Bryce Born

11 Completed 8 Reviews

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Purple Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail. Great overlook.

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grand targhee
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Super,of course

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Artists Paint Pots
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Good

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Midway Geyser Basin Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Good time

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