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Yellowstone Trip 2018

Beautiful wildflowers along the trail. Saw some new birds at one of the ponds. We enjoyed this... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Mosslady53
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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
Fantastic!!

This 5-mile loop trail is fantastic in the month of June. Colorful wildflowers dot the trail... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
AshishD04
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Newark, California
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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 a mile we saw fresh bear droppings on the trail, a few miles in we saw a lot of fresh prints and diggings, and at several hundred yards did see a grizzly with 2 cubs. We also saw a lot of elk and during the rut was just awesome wildlife viewing. Be very careful though on this trail, there are many blinds spots, make noise! I spoke of the solitude of the trail, we started at 7 am, finished up around 11am, and only saw 2 other people the whole time on the trail, it was awesome!

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Bbear44
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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 see any beaver unfortunately. However I encountered a white-tail doe with her faun not 30 feet from me in the woods. I also saw elk, numerous bird species and stood among a busy colony of prairie dogs. I enjoyed watching red-winged blackbirds catching insects around an enormous flooded area. Several flew right past my shoulder.

This hike will give you the feel of being in the back-country. It pays to stop and listen, paying attention to your surroundings. Take bear spray.

Of all the hikes we did, this was easily the most memorable for me and one that I wish I had done twice. I am sure the cool weather was a plus.

Also of note, the area around Mammoth was extremely busy, but from the moment we began this trail we encountered fewer than ten people in about four hours' walking time.

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
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 the other way. If you're setting off in the afternoon, clockwise would be best.

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank straightouttacamden
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