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Address: Near Mammoth, Yellowstone National Park, WY

At just over 5 miles, this trail offers visitors intimate views of...

At just over 5 miles, this trail offers visitors intimate views of Yellowstone's peaks, ponds, meadows and wildlife.

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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 January 2017
Norman B
Zeeland, Michigan
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Zeeland, Michigan
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Norman B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

2 Thank straightouttacamden
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 was great to show my son. There also still great fall color once u hit... More 

Thank 278Turner1974
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 three snakes but no other wildlife even so it was enjoyed by all

Thank Kelvin L
Traverse City, Michigan
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62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 turn you around to south and the end of the trail at Liberty Cap. The... More 

1 Thank dixiedually
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't get to hike the whole trail because it started raining a mile into it and my son wanted to turn back, but the part we did hike was beautiful! The view once you reach the top of the switchbacks is gorgeous, and the kids loved the little bridges at the beginning of the hike. We saw 4 elk...two... More 

Thank sarahbutcher27
Westerham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This hike has a fairly strenuous start but soon levels out and is a lovely stroll thereafter. The 5-mile loop is a mix or forest and meadow - with the last beaver pond providing a lovely spot for a picnic lunch.

1 Thank AlisonandColin
San Francisco, California
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The trail is a bit confusing to get to the trail head. After ascending on the trail there are many other smaller trails that lead to various lookouts or different paths that I didn't have the slightest clue which it lead to. After much detouring than finally arriving at the correct trail, we were derailed by a bull elk. We... More 

Thank adventuretravelswife
Gardiner, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a nice five mile loop trail that takes you through different terrain. It's a great introduction to hiking in Yellowstone. It has some nice views and in late June and early July has beautiful wild flowers.

Thank WildButtercup
Jackson, Wyoming
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348 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Less than 10 km long, this trail climbs above the Mammoth area to get away from the crowds at the more well known sites to see a sampling of what less famous Yellowstone looks like. Beaver typically swim at dusk or dawn and we didn't see any but we saw their homes! After leaving the ponds, doing the loop in... More 

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