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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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LOTS of stairs - Pace thyself

There are a zillion stairs with about three pull-out platforms for photos. It is worth the arduous hike down to the last platform and the strenuous hike back up those stairs.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
Harry B
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Livermore, California
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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

There are a zillion stairs with about three pull-out platforms for photos. It is worth the arduous hike down to the last platform and the strenuous hike back up those stairs.

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Newberg, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Anyone's list of sites to see in Yellowstone ought to include the Canyon area with the two waterfalls, Upper and Lower, both of which are accessed from the parking lot that you'll see on your left shortly after crossing the Yellowstone River on S. Rim Rd. (from Grand Loop Rd.). See Upper Falls first, then hike to other side of... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Bit of a climb down the metal staircases but well worth the view. Due to altitude also a harder climb back up

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Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My 13-year old son and I did this trail yesterday - AFTER - we did the hike from Upper Falls TO Lower Falls (Artist Point) and back to the Trail Head for Uncle Tom's Trail. If you want to just do the Uncle Tom's Trail, and you are in relatively good shape (meaning, you do some sort of up and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Seeing the falls from this side is significantly different from the other side, making it completely worthwhile doing. It is a harder slog getting back up, so do bear that in mind before making the descent - saw a woman in tears, feeling unable to make it back up.

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

After reading the reviews, I really expected Uncle Tom's Trail to be a heart-stopping experience -- either from fear or exertion -- but it was not too bad at all. We took a large group with kids 7-12 and they all did just fine (even my 10-year-old who is prone to anxiety). The views were well worth the climb, although... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I've read the trail guides that state this trail is a "must do" if you're in the area. That's a matter of opinion. While I'm glad I took this hike, if you're physically unable to walk up several flights of steep stairs, don't feel like you missed out. Like other reviewers have said, there are other views just as good... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

There was a little snow here and there but it was well worth the view at the bottom. The trail is concrete paved till you get to the stairs. From there its a regular stairwell for the most part all the way day with benches to rest (you'll use them on the way up). Down is easier than up but... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We did this walk as part of the ranger-led walk and found it enjoyable and informative. Our ranger had a very dry sense of humor which was a welcome change from the other rangers we interacted with.

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Rigby, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Walking up and down - take your time - bring water, and DO NOT GO if you are a HEART PATIENT!!! This is 8000' feet, and the air is thin. Even athletes and teens struggle - if you lack ANY ejection fraction equivalent from heart disease - save yourself the ride in an air ambulance or hearse!. Really - I... More 

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