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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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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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Holly Lake Trail
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

Absolutely breathtaking. Each moment I took to look around me I stood in awe. I did this trail in August. The weather was perfect. It wasn't as difficult as I was anticipating, saw lots of wildlife and can't wait to do it again.

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Vedauwoo
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11 Completed 5 Reviews

We enjoyed this hike. It was short but pretty.

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Table Mountain
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This hike is incredible! I just started to love to hike and decided I wanted the family to partake also. I was nervous to take the boys, 9 and 7, but decided we could always turn back if we needed to. Our original plan was to climb the Face and return down Huckleberry. The boys decided Huckleberry would take too long, so we returned down the Face. I'm not sure if it saved us any time due to having to take it slow, but it wasn't too bad. Many falls, but nothing serious. I highly recommend this hike. You won't realize the majestic view and great sense of accomplishment until you reach the top. Don't give up, you'll regret it. It took us 3.5 hours up and about the same down. Have fun!

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Slough Creek
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8 Completed 6 Reviews

Awesome trail to end Yellowstone on. Much less crowded than most of the trails on the West side. Most of the trail is through sagebrush fields which allow you to see the valley around you and the mountains in the distance. I went in end of June and mosquitoes were negligible. Coming face to face with a couple bison on the trail and a juvenile grizzly slowed the progress, but were (obviously) worth it.

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