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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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Guernsey State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice, easy trail with beautiful views of Laramie Peak. Most of the time the trail is very well groomed and visible there are occasional spots with lots of tumbleweed build up. we hike this trail year round!

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Vedauwoo
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10 Completed 8 Reviews

Rock Climbing Paradise....did some bouldering myself. The Nautilus is great.

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Tower Creek Trail
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27 Completed 6 Reviews

The bridge across the creek is washed out. Wish we had known this before hand. We decided to follow the creek up to see if we could find an easy place to cross but was not able to. The trail is hard to follow even from the trail head and not well marked. It is beautiful but without being able to cross the creek it is scary as you have to walk in high bushes and there are moose signs all over the place. We turned around after we came to a wall of tree/bushes we could not see into. If you hick this trail, make sure to make lots of noise and bring shoes you can cross a creek in.

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Monument Geyser Basin Trail
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27 Completed 6 Reviews

Not an easy trail, This trail is super steep, hardly any shade and once you get to the top, you cant really go any where as the thermals holes are all over the place and you really don't want to mess with them. Do not recommend for kids. But the views are nice on the way up. As another reviewer said this is a one-time hike.

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Ice Lake and Little Gibbon Falls Loop
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27 Completed 6 Reviews

This is a nice easy hike around a lake then to a small but nice waterfall. My only complaint is the last 1/4 to 1/2 ml is on the road back to the trail head. this can be scary with the crazy RVers flying past you. If you have kids, let someone else go get the car and you wait with the kids at the pull out.

The trail its self is fun. little elevation gain with two creek crossings. The are wide creeks but there are logs going across or you can just walk across. The water is about knee deep to just above the knee in most places but does get deeper. Bring the bug spray! with all the water around there are quite a bit of bugs but nothing like other trails in the park. There is also something for the hiker who likes to fish, there creeks have trout. Not huge ones, but ones to make it fun.

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Fairy Creek Trail
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27 Completed 6 Reviews

Best little waterfall ever!

Best time to go is in the spring or in the fall. During the peak summer season the parking lot is so full that you will be hiking to the trail head.... But if you can get there before the sun is fully up, you may get a parking spot. HOWEVER, you may not be able to get out once you get back to your car.
The trail its self is easy, really no elevation gain. It can be hot under the mid-day sun but a quick rain storm will easily fix that.
(tip: hike about 1/2 ml or so past the waterfall ( cross the creek at the falls) and there is an impressive thermal creek and a small geyser)

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Mt. Washburn Trail
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27 Completed 6 Reviews

This is a great hike if you want a amazing view at the end. On a good day you can see the Tetons.
The Dunraven trail up is a little easier (too Me) and on a hot day, the shade of the trees is nice. The trail is packed in the summer time and in the spring its snowed in. The best time is the fall. This trail I try to do every summer. I have ran into a grizzle on this trail but it was close to dark and there was only two other groups on the mountain at the time. Most of the time I just run into sheep. Oh and this is one of the only mountain tops that have a payphone and bathrooms!

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Elephant Back Loop Trail
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18 Completed 11 Reviews

Easy, fun, nice view on top. Thick forest at places, did not see any bears but they are there for sure... Stop at the hotel by the lake for a great breakfast buffet!

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Uncle Tom's Trail
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18 Completed 11 Reviews

Not that bad, take your time, you'll be there before you know it. Too bad it wasn't going lower to the river. Many places to get a rest on the way up. Steep, but in few days you will be happy you did it ;)

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Mount Washburn Spur Trail
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18 Completed 11 Reviews

Very nice on top. Worth the hike. Started early morning. Mountain goats cross the road right in front of us. Not really a hiking trail, more of an old road made of switchback. Enjoy!

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