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Beaver Ponds Loop Trail

Near Mammoth, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Great ModerateTrail

We saw an elk and her calf right off the trailhead. It climbs up initially but not anything... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Rachel L
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Newark, Delaware
Good views but boring trail

Beaver Ponds Loop is a 5 mi/8.3 km moderately-rated hike. The trail starts from the Lower Terraces... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
pingaroo
,
Chicago, Illinois
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At just over 5 miles, this trail offers visitors intimate views of Yellowstone's peaks, ponds, meadows and wildlife.
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

We saw an elk and her calf right off the trailhead. It climbs up initially but not anything strenuous. The beaver ponds aren't very exciting and it's rare to see beavers out and about. But we did see a badger! The way back down is...More

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Beaver Ponds Loop is a 5 mi/8.3 km moderately-rated hike. The trail starts from the Lower Terraces, climbs up to beaver ponds and into Montana, and descends down to Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. My husband and I did this hike on a Saturday morning (9am)...More

Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This has become my wife and I's favorite hike in the park. If you want complete solitude, great wildlife viewing, and beautiful scenery, this hike has it all for you. Be extremely careful on this hike though and bring bear spray. The first quarter of...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I began from the Mammoth visitor centre with my family in July 2017. The day was perfect as it was cool and cloudy, threatening a thunderstorm. In the end only a few big drops fell. This hike crosses several types of terrain. We did not...More

1  Thank Ken S
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Everybody told us there were bears (we didn't see one) and we turned back after +- half of it,, I guess, after the first (disappointing) pond

2  Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you can go with a group led by a Ranger! Theres a lot to see and tons to learn so going with a guide really makes the experience better.

2  Thank Norman B
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

It's a very nice walk of about 5 miles, only mildly strenuous. However, the last mile and a half (roughly) is completely exposed if you go clockwise. So if you do the walk in the morning you'll reach the exposed section at midday--not nice. Go...More

3  Thank straightouttacamden
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

The fist part is very challenging , but it gets easier , start early 8am to increase ur chance to spot a bever plan on talking lots of water, snacks and a lunch to have by the ponds.. We did lots of different animals tracks,which...More

Thank 278Turner1974
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We left Mammoth and joined the trail behind the hotel. Enjoyed the views of Gardiner and tried to pick out where we were staying. Probably did an English ramble rather than a hike as everything is different and therefore of interest to us. We saw...More

Thank Kelvin L
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Followed the gentler CCW path beginning behind the hotel. As other reviews have noted it as kind of confusing, take the path across the old dirt road. Also at the end, while going CCW, there is a very steep switchback which heads north and then...More

1  Thank dixiedually
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