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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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Mammoth Hot Springs Terrace Trails
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55 Completed 20 Reviews

I have been coming to the park for over 60 years. I always visit the Mammoth area but you would be surprised at the change in that period. It was much prettier 30 to 60 years ago. The changes are natural but that doesn't make the changes less painful.

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Mystic Falls
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55 Completed 20 Reviews

A nice hike to a nice waterfall. Similar to another comment I met a female elk meandering down the tail about 10 years ago. She didn't care whether I was there or not and wandered down the trail to the stream. Just the sort of thing that keeps me coming back after 60 years.

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Upper Geyser Basin - The Boardwalks at Old Faithful
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55 Completed 20 Reviews

A wonderful experience. I was first here about 1950 and I'm still coming back. I enjoy it more now perhaps because I have more patience waiting for geysers. In 1950 the paved trail you walk on was the road.

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Uncle Tom's Trail
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55 Completed 20 Reviews

I concur with what everyone says. Very steep but well worth the view. Have done this with grandkids and we all enjoyed it.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: North Rim
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55 Completed 20 Reviews

One of my favorite hikes in my favorite park. I have been to Yellowstone about a dozen times in over 60 years. Love the views and particularly the falls.

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Hidden Falls Trail
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55 Completed 20 Reviews

A very enjoyable trail. Falls are very nice. The last time I was there we saw a very impressive Moose feeding about 50 feet off the trail. This was a trip with grandchildren and we all enjoyed it and got lots of pictures.

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Two Ocean Lake Trail
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10 Completed 2 Reviews

We completed the loop and the Grand View Point spur. The trip up to Grand View gains about 800 or 1,000 feet in 1.1 miles. The trip around the lake is very moderate at best, however we were besieged by biting flies almost the entire route. They seemed to laugh off the bug spray. This is an enjoyable change of pace trail. Go early or late in afternoon for wildlife.

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Cascade Canyon Trail
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10 Completed 2 Reviews

We hiked to the Forks and back in about 6 hours. This can be a tough trail, particularly the climb at the beginning and end. The views are tremendous and varied. We met the "famous" gray fox of the canyon. He just came loping down the trail, went around us and kept going. Get past Inspiration Point and do at least part of the canyon. And be patient with us slow hikers, we are taking in the scenery.

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Mary Mountain Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Because of all the tourist and traffic we desiderata at the last minute to do the trail. What a great choice We only went in several miles but we did not see one other hiker. Trail follows a perfect beautiful stream We felt like we were in another time. Great wildlife. We stumble across some awesome geysers that gave us our own viewing show. There was evidence of recent landslides and we spent time studying that. There are dangerous areas on the trail. When you see the white calcified ground be carful where you step. The ground is hollow and boiling water lurks just below so don't fall in you will die.

This was a most peaceful hike we loved it

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Cascade Canyon Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

My wife and I completed this trail last week, July 17, 2014. We were 100' on the trail and crossed path with a grizzly bear. What a way to start a perfect hike He paid no attention to us and we snapped a very quick pick and kept on going.

We saw tons of wild life and continued past the end and went on up to lake solitude. Beware the trail has been wiped out due to avalanche and packed snow. We were able to pick it back up but when you 10 miles in and at 9000' and no trail it's kind of a reality check of should we continue. We made good land marks and map checks and continued. We picked the trail back up in about 300 meters

The hike to lake solitude was so worth it. Mid July and the lake was still mostly frozen. Spectacular views. It's a long day hike. We packed for overnight just in case. Our packs weight about 23lbs.

We made it back to lake Jenny and rode the ferry. Total mileage was 17.6 out and back

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