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Yellowstone Forever


Yellowstone Forever—formerly the Yellowstone Association and the Yellowstone Park Foundation—is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. We connect people to Yellowstone National Park through outstanding visitor experiences and educational programs, and translate those experiences into lifelong support and philanthropic investment to conserve and enhance the park for the future.

Yellowstone is known and loved for its natural wonders, and a favorite way for visitors to enjoy the park’s beauty is by recreating on its 1,000+ miles of trails. Unfortunately, many of these trails are in desperate need of restoration. Through this project, park staff will identify, restore, and repair Yellowstone’s beloved and heavily used network of trails, continuing partnerships with the Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps and Montana Conservation Corps to maximize accomplishing work during the short labor season. With a sizable maintenance backlog, funding challenges, and record numbers of visitors, support from Yellowstone Forever, through the Trails Restoration Program, continues to be an essential part of collaborative trail restoration and youth engagement success.

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Recommended Routes: 7

5.4 mi 8.6 km Beaver Ponds Loop
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
10 days ago
27 
17.6 mi 28.3 km Sky Rim - East
Difficult
Gardiner, MT
Difficult
Gardiner, MT
Unknown
Update
1.3 mi 2.1 km Boiling River Trail
Easy
Gardiner, MT
Easy
Gardiner, MT
Unknown
Update
10 
3.8 mi 6.1 km Elephant Back Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Village, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
4 days ago
12 
4.7 mi 7.6 km Lava Creek Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
17.7 mi 28.5 km Specimen Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Minor Issues
Update
Dry - Trail was extremely difficult to follow. We spent an extra two hours route finding using multiple GPS units.
4 days ago
6.8 mi 11.0 km Purple Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult
Madison Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Madison Junction, WY
Minor Issues
Update
Dry, Fallen Trees
67 days ago

Trails: 103

0.4 mi 0.6 km Brink of Lower Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Canyon Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
17 days ago
48 
0.6 mi 1.0 km Fountain Paint Pot Trail
Easy
Old Faithful Village, WY
Easy
Old Faithful Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
40 days ago
28 
2.1 mi 3.3 km Upper Geyser Basin Trail
Easy
Old Faithful Village, WY
Easy
Old Faithful Village, WY
Unknown
Update
31 
0.3 mi 0.5 km Red Rock Point Trail
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
44 days ago
18 
0.1 mi 0.2 km Artist Point Overlook Trail
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
18 
1.2 mi 1.9 km Osprey Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
11 
19.4 mi 31.2 km Heart Lake Trail
Intermediate
Grant Village, WY
Intermediate
Grant Village, WY
Unknown
Update
2.1 mi 3.4 km Union Falls Trail
Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
0.4 mi 0.6 km Uncle Tom's Trail
Difficult
Canyon Village, WY
Difficult
Canyon Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
48 days ago
17 
10.7 mi 17.3 km Sky Rim Trail
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Unknown
Update
15.8 mi 25.4 km Yellowstone River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
3 days ago
1.3 mi 2.2 km Artist Point-Point Sublime Trail
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
56 days ago
22 
3.9 mi 6.3 km Howard Eaton Trail: Golden Gate-Mammoth
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
3.5 mi 5.6 km Mount Sheridan Trail
Difficult
Grant Village, WY
Difficult
Grant Village, WY
Unknown
Update
34.3 mi 55.2 km Thorofare Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Village, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Village, WY
Unknown
Update
5.1 mi 8.2 km Seven Mile Hole Trail
Difficult
Canyon Village, WY
Difficult
Canyon Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Fallen Trees - Some downed trees that are easily stepped-over.
19 days ago
0.8 mi 1.4 km Mud Volcano Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
48 days ago
18 
1.8 mi 2.8 km South Rim Trail
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Minor Issues
Update
Some Mud
55 days ago
11 
3.2 mi 5.2 km North Rim Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
17 days ago
10 
1.3 mi 2.1 km Mammoth Terraces Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
25 
4.0 mi 6.5 km Bunsen Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
All Clear
Update
30 days ago
10 
2.0 mi 3.2 km Yellowstone River Overlook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
17.4 mi 28.0 km Hellroaring Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
3 days ago
3.3 mi 5.3 km Electric Peak-Southeast Ridge Trail
Very Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Very Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
26.4 mi 42.5 km Bechler River Trail
Intermediate
Old Faithful Village, WY
Intermediate
Old Faithful Village, WY
Unknown
Update
0.1 mi 0.1 km Palette Springs Spur
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
2.6 mi 4.2 km Chittenden Road-Mount Washburn Trail
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
7.1 mi 11.5 km Bliss Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
7.1 mi 11.4 km Shoshone Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Old Faithful Village, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Old Faithful Village, WY
Unknown
Update
25.3 mi 40.7 km Slough Creek Trail
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Minor Issues
Update
Dry - Watch for bear families and territorial bison
15 days ago
3.3 mi 5.4 km Clear Lake-Ribbon Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
0.6 mi 0.9 km Geyser Hill Trail
Easy
Old Faithful Village, WY
Easy
Old Faithful Village, WY
Unknown
Update
15 
0.5 mi 0.8 km Ferris Fork Spur Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone, WY
Unknown
Update
0.4 mi 0.6 km Tower Fall Trail
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
10 
8.7 mi 14.1 km Buffalo Plateau Trail
Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
0.6 mi 0.9 km Pelican Creek Nature Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry - Great hike. Loved the beach and mountain views. Didn't see any bears, but we were ready.
44 days ago
6.3 mi 10.1 km Bunsen Peak Road Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
All Clear
Update
30 days ago
1.5 mi 2.4 km Terraced Falls Trail
Easy
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Easy
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
4.1 mi 6.6 km Fairy Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
40 days ago
11 
0.3 mi 0.4 km Black Sand Basin Trail
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
Unknown
Update
7.4 mi 12.0 km DeLacy Creek Trail
Intermediate
Old Faithful Village, WY
Intermediate
Old Faithful Village, WY
Minor Issues
Update
Dry, Fallen Trees
40 days ago
4.2 mi 6.7 km Blacktail Deer Creek Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
0.5 mi 0.9 km Biscuit Basin Trail
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
Minor Issues
Update
Dry
54 days ago
8.6 mi 13.8 km Garnet Hill Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
0.1 mi 0.2 km Canary Spring Overlook
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
41 days ago
1.6 mi 2.6 km Upper Terrace Loop Ski Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
16.0 mi 25.8 km Sportsman Lake Trail
Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
6.1 mi 9.8 km Black Butte Trail
Difficult
Gardiner, MT
Difficult
Gardiner, MT
Unknown
Update
2.5 mi 4.0 km Riddle Lake Trail
Intermediate
Grant Village, WY
Intermediate
Grant Village, WY
Unknown
Update
2.0 mi 3.2 km Hellroaring Stock Cutoff Trail
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
2.7 mi 4.3 km Bechler Meadows Cutoff Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
1.5 mi 2.4 km Bridger Lake Trail
Easy
Yellowstone East Entrance, WY
Easy
Yellowstone East Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
11.2 mi 18.0 km Mount Holmes-Winter Creek Trail
Difficult
Norris Junction, WY
Difficult
Norris Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
1.7 mi 2.7 km Canyon Rim Ski Trail
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
2.4 mi 3.9 km Yellowstone Meadows Cutoff Trail
Easy
Yellowstone East Entrance, WY
Easy
Yellowstone East Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
1.4 mi 2.2 km South Hellroaring Confluence Spur
Easy
Tower Junction, WY
Easy
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
2.6 mi 4.2 km Upper Geyser Basin-Biscuit Basin Trail
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
Unknown
Update
14.3 mi 23.0 km Howard Eaton Trail: Fishing Bridge - Canyon
Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry, Fallen Trees
29 days ago
0.7 mi 1.2 km Clear Lake Trail
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
14.5 mi 23.4 km Gneiss Creek Trail
Intermediate
West Yellowstone, MT
Intermediate
West Yellowstone, MT
Unknown
Update
7.1 mi 11.4 km Bacon Rind Creek Trail
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
Unknown
Update
17.7 mi 28.4 km Pitchstone Plateau Trail
Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
3.7 mi 5.9 km Bechler Meadows Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
4.3 mi 6.9 km Agate Creek Trail
Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
0.7 mi 1.1 km Buffalo Plateau Campsite Spur
Easy/Intermediate
Gardiner, MT
Easy/Intermediate
Gardiner, MT
Unknown
Update
1.2 mi 2.0 km Pocket Lake Trail
Intermediate
West Thumb Junction, WY
Intermediate
West Thumb Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
2.2 mi 3.6 km Cascade Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry, Fallen Trees
13 days ago
0.8 mi 1.4 km Punch Bowl-Black Sand Basin Trail
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
Unknown
Update
0.6 mi 0.9 km Ice Lake Trail (to Howard Eaton Trail)
Easy/Intermediate
Norris Junction, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Norris Junction, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry - 1 fallen tree
12 days ago
1.4 mi 2.2 km Wolf Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Norris Junction, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Norris Junction, WY
Minor Issues
Update
Some Mud
41 days ago
2.8 mi 4.5 km Beula Lake Trail
Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
0.2 mi 0.3 km Ice Lake Trail (to wheelchair accessible Campsite 4D3)
Easy
Norris Junction, WY
Easy
Norris Junction, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry - 1 fallen tree
12 days ago
6.2 mi 10.0 km Glen Creek Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
4.1 mi 6.7 km Old Gardiner Road Trail
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
4.3 mi 6.9 km Tower Creek Trail
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
7.9 mi 12.7 km Miller Creek Trail
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
2.4 mi 3.9 km Trilobite Lake Trail
Intermediate
Norris Junction, WY
Intermediate
Norris Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
3.9 mi 6.3 km Barronette Ski Trail
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
3.8 mi 6.1 km Sheepeater Ski Trail
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
1.8 mi 2.9 km Stagecoach Road Trail
Easy
Tower Junction, WY
Easy
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
0.4 mi 0.7 km Cascade Creek-Falls River Cutoff Trail
Easy
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Easy
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
1.2 mi 1.9 km North Hellroaring Confluence Spur
Easy/Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
0.7 mi 1.1 km Upper Geyser Basin-Biscuit Basin Spur Trail
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
Unknown
Update
4.0 mi 6.4 km Canoe Lake Trail
Difficult
Yellowstone East Entrance, WY
Difficult
Yellowstone East Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
0.7 mi 1.2 km Upper Ford Trail
Difficult
Yellowstone East Entrance, WY
Difficult
Yellowstone East Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
0.8 mi 1.3 km Lower Ford Trail
Difficult
Yellowstone East Entrance, WY
Difficult
Yellowstone East Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
1.7 mi 2.8 km Cascade Creek Trail
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry, Fallen Trees
13 days ago
3.4 mi 5.5 km Grebe Lake Trail
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
16.5 mi 26.5 km Summit Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Yellowstone, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Yellowstone, WY
Unknown
Update
11.6 mi 18.6 km Howard Eaton Trail: Cascade Lake-Norris Campground
Intermediate/Difficult
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
0.4 mi 0.7 km Duck Lake Trail
Intermediate
West Thumb Junction, WY
Intermediate
West Thumb Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
0.6 mi 0.9 km Lost Lake Connector
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
11 days ago
2.1 mi 3.4 km Snow Pass Trail
Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
10 days ago
2.4 mi 3.8 km Cougar Cabin Trail
Intermediate
Madison Junction, WY
Intermediate
Madison Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
1.2 mi 1.9 km Fish Lake-Mountain Ash Spur Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
8.7 mi 14.0 km Coyote Creek Trail
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
0.5 mi 0.7 km Colter/Wolverine Trailhead Trail
Easy
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Easy
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
0.9 mi 1.5 km Lamar River Stock Cutoff Trail
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
1.9 mi 3.1 km Fish Lake-Mountain Ash Cutoff Trail
Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Intermediate
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Unknown
Update
1.7 mi 2.8 km Divide Trail
Intermediate
Old Faithful Village, WY
Intermediate
Old Faithful Village, WY
Unknown
Update
2.3 mi 3.7 km Blacktail Ponds Spur Trail
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
0.8 mi 1.3 km Cache Lake Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
1.1 mi 1.7 km Clagett Butte Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
10 days ago