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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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King's Peak - Utah Highpoint
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19 Completed 6 Reviews

It's a little cold up there at the end of August. Take a windproof jacket.

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Tower Trail
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28 Completed 4 Reviews

Easy paved trail around the base of the tower. Great views of the tower with different perspectives/different light as you walk around it make for wonderful pictures.

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Henrys Fork Lake Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Took the Henry's fork trail to Kings peak. Camped at Dollar Lake. Great trail, pretty well maintained. There is a bridge about 1.5 miles short of dollar lake that can be tricky. We saw moose, deer, and someone herding about 50 sheep. We hiked this on 21-23 August and on the last day we got over an inch of snow.

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Hidden Falls Trail
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15 Completed 15 Reviews

Loved this trail. We took the whole family (4 kids ages 2-10) and parked at the Jenny Lake Lodge. We hiked back up the road about 50 yards until we hit the trail. In retrospect we should have parked across the street at the String Lake parking lot. But it was fine. As we hiked around the lake there were huckleberries everywhere! It took us about an hour and half to get there because we were picking so many berries. The trail was pretty flat the entire way around the lake and pretty quiet (most everyone else takes the boat across.) The views of the Tetons on the way to the Falls are absolutely spectacular. Once you get to the boat dock, the trail is pretty heavily traveled from the dock to Hidden Falls, and Inspiration Point. The falls are beautiful, and inspiration point has great views of the lake and the Grand Teton. Although, the trail from the Falls to Inspiration point is quite rocky and in a few points has steep drop offs.

I highly recommend this hike to anyone looking for a good day hike in the park.

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Black Canyon
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Awesome views along the Yellowstone River! Very cool suspension bridges that we crossed. Hiking out back to the road was killer with a 1000 foot elevation gain in about 3 miles, but a great sense of accomplishment. We stayed at campsite IY5 which was amazing and right next to the river with tree coverage. We hiked about 18.5 miles and hitchhiked back to our car which was parked at hell roaring. We topped our trip off by soaking in the Boiling River. Great time!!

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Mt. Washburn Trail
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43 Completed 34 Reviews

Spectacular views of almost all of Yellowstone on the route from Dunraven Pass. The trail is an old service road that ascends the south side of the mountain as you climb. It winds through alpine meadows and forests as you climb. The view from the top is amazing! If you're in Yellowstone you must make the trip!

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Lake Ethel Trail
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341 Completed 343 Reviews

Its been so many years since I hiked this trail I don't remember much except it follows a river

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Dads Lake
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341 Completed 343 Reviews

Easy well maintained trail to a nice lake with great views

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Pyramid Lake Trail
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341 Completed 343 Reviews

Easy well maintained trail that rises and climbs through 5 drainage's passing multiple lakes. As you get to the washakie creek area you can view the north size of the cirque of the towers. I rate the trail as moderate difficulty only because of the altitude. The lake is at timberline but has a few pockets of trees that provide some shelter from wind.

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Glory Peak
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

I hiked this trail just a couple of weeks ago. It is short, just under a mile to the top, but very steep. Trekking poles are very helpful. It begins at the top of the Teton Pass so you are at a higher elevation when you begin. This is a great hike for training for high elevation mountain hiking. The view from the top is unique in that the Tetons are superimposed on each other. You can pick out the South, Middle and the Grand, if you know those peaks, in the distance from the summit. There were beautiful wildflowers, beautiful views, and there are some interesting lhuge snorkel like things for avalanche control in Glory Bowl close to the top. I will do it again. It also leads to the Teton Crest Trail which I look forward to exploring another time.

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