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Nice short hike with great views, but only if you are in excellent shape

Great hike to get an excellent and different view of the falls. But it goes down) and up on the way... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Close Up View of the Lower Falls

This is worth the time. This hike consists of a trail and then many stairs to a viewing platform... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Susan M
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great hike to get an excellent and different view of the falls. But it goes down) and up on the way back) many, many metal stairs. I am in good shape and live in high altitude - and it was tough on the way back...More

Thank Joel4460933
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is worth the time. This hike consists of a trail and then many stairs to a viewing platform near the lower falls. Then you have to climb back out! There are places to stop and rest, however, and the dramatic view is worth the...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very steep stairs (over 350 steps) to a great view. Down not so bad, up requires time and frequent stops

Thank StevenDustmaker
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Excellent way to test your physical ability and endurance at 8,000 feet above sea level. I passed the test at the age of 60 although I had to rest twice for a total of approximately two minutes on my way up. Warning: Not for the...More

1  Thank terencema2016
Reviewed 17 September 2016

In retrospect, walking down the ~500 metal steps that cling to the side of the mountain with a large group of other park visitors would have probably freaked me out a bit. Really glad that we started our trek early (about 8:30AM). We were able...More

Thank webcam13
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I would not sprint the steps but don't let the steps dissuade you too much and miss a great viewpoint. Note that before the steps were there people used ropes and ladders to get here. The falls are mesmerizing. There is also access to a...More

Thank ralph r
Reviewed 15 September 2016

with over 300 stairs, it is difficult, but gives you a good view of the falls, and if you're lucky, a nearby rainbow. The trail consists of mostly stairs, short and steep, but there are spots where you can stop and rest. We went around...More

Thank avoi014
Reviewed 15 September 2016

328 steps down to a viewing platform to see the lower falls... great view and even greater exercise back up!

Thank BigC320
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Really enjoyed this descent and ascent, but if you are overweight, not in good shape you may not want to do this.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 9 September 2016

If you visiting YNP then you must do several hikes. This is one of the Hike that you should do. Different view of falls then lookout area.

Thank Paresh P
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19 July 2017|
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Response from Mosslady53 | Reviewed this property |
Uncle Toms trail and south rim trail are closed until spring 2018 see the nps website.
8 February 2017|
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
The hike is very short and the entire descent, viewing (raving), and ascent should take no more than an hour.
9 January 2017|
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
In general, National Parks request that people never take animals with them on the paths. I know people love to travel with pets, but out of courtesy to others and regard for regulations, please leave your dog at home.