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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
Muddy
8 days ago
23 
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 
4.7 mi 7.6 km Lava Creek Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
3.8 mi 6.1 km Elephant Back Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Village, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
17 days ago
11 
17.7 mi 28.5 km Specimen Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
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6.8 mi 11.0 km Purple Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult
Madison Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Madison Junction, WY
Unknown
Update

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, Mostly Dry
16 days ago
38 
0.3 mi 0.5 km Red Rock Point Trail
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
18 
0.6 mi 1.0 km Fountain Paint Pot Trail
Easy
Old Faithful Village, WY
Easy
Old Faithful Village, WY
Unknown
Update
21 
2.1 mi 3.3 km Upper Geyser Basin Trail
Easy
Old Faithful Village, WY
Easy
Old Faithful Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry - 75 and not a cloud around.
11 days ago
23 
1.2 mi 1.9 km Osprey Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
11 
0.1 mi 0.2 km Artist Point Overlook Trail
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
11 
10.7 mi 17.3 km Sky Rim Trail
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Difficult
Big Sky, MT
Unknown
Update
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
15.8 mi 25.4 km Yellowstone River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, 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
26 days ago
15 
34.3 mi 55.2 km Thorofare Trail
Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
Unknown
Update
3.9 mi 6.3 km Howard Eaton Trail: Golden Gate-Mammoth
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
0.8 mi 1.4 km Mud Volcano Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
41 days ago
15 
3.5 mi 5.6 km Mount Sheridan Trail
Very Difficult
Grant Village, WY
Very Difficult
Grant Village, WY
Unknown
Update
1.3 mi 2.2 km Artist Point-Point Sublime Trail
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry, Mostly Dry
16 days ago
19 
4.0 mi 6.5 km Bunsen Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
All Clear
Update
39 days ago
5.1 mi 8.2 km Seven Mile Hole Trail
Difficult
Canyon Village, WY
Difficult
Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
2.0 mi 3.2 km Yellowstone River Overlook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
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
0.1 mi 0.1 km Palette Springs Spur
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
36 days ago
3.2 mi 5.2 km North Rim Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry, Mostly Dry
16 days ago
1.8 mi 2.8 km South Rim Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
16 days ago
26.4 mi 42.5 km Bechler River Trail
Intermediate
Old Faithful Village, WY
Intermediate
Old Faithful Village, WY
Unknown
Update
1.3 mi 2.1 km Mammoth Terraces Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
17 days ago
19 
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
0.1 mi 0.2 km Canary Spring Overlook
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Easy
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
36 days ago
0.6 mi 0.9 km Geyser Hill Trail
Easy
Old Faithful Village, WY
Easy
Old Faithful Village, WY
Unknown
Update
12 
0.4 mi 0.6 km Tower Fall Trail
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
10 
17.4 mi 28.0 km Hellroaring Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
8.7 mi 14.1 km Buffalo Plateau Trail
Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
0.5 mi 0.8 km Ferris Fork Spur Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone, WY
Unknown
Update
0.6 mi 0.9 km Pelican Creek Nature Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
Unknown
Update
6.3 mi 10.1 km Bunsen Peak Road Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
1.5 mi 2.4 km Terraced Falls Trail
Easy
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
Easy
Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
All Clear
Update
Some Mud
36 days ago
0.3 mi 0.4 km Black Sand Basin Trail
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
53 days ago
7.4 mi 12.0 km DeLacy Creek Trail
Intermediate
Old Faithful Village, WY
Intermediate
Old Faithful Village, WY
Minor Issues
Update
Snowy, Some Mud, Fallen Trees
66 days ago
3.3 mi 5.4 km Clear Lake-Ribbon Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry, Mostly Dry
16 days ago
25.3 mi 40.7 km Slough Creek Trail
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
17 days ago
0.5 mi 0.9 km Biscuit Basin Trail
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry, Fallen Trees
21 days ago
4.2 mi 6.7 km Blacktail Deer Creek Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry - Perfect hike.
55 days ago
4.1 mi 6.6 km Fairy Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Yellowstone, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
34 days ago
8.6 mi 13.8 km Garnet Hill Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
1.6 mi 2.6 km Upper Terrace Loop Ski Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
47 days ago
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
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry, Some Mud
6 days ago
2.5 mi 4.0 km Riddle Lake Trail
Intermediate
Grant Village, WY
Intermediate
Grant Village, WY
Minor Issues
Update
Dry, Fallen Trees
15 days ago
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
All Clear
Update
Dry, Fallen Trees
21 days ago
14.3 mi 23.0 km Howard Eaton Trail: Fishing Bridge - Canyon
Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
Intermediate
Lake Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry
6 days ago
0.7 mi 1.2 km Clear Lake Trail
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
All Clear
Update
Some Mud
56 days ago
14.5 mi 23.4 km Gneiss Creek Trail
Intermediate
West Yellowstone, MT
Intermediate
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
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
Unknown
Update
1.4 mi 2.2 km Wolf Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Norris Junction, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Norris Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
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
Unknown
Update
6.2 mi 10.0 km Glen Creek Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
All Clear
Update
Dry, Some Mud
49 days ago
2.2 mi 3.6 km Cascade Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Easy/Intermediate
Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
7.1 mi 11.4 km Bacon Rind Creek Trail
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
Easy
West Yellowstone, MT
Unknown
Update
4.3 mi 6.9 km Tower Creek Trail
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate
Tower Junction, 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
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
0.7 mi 1.1 km Upper Geyser Basin-Biscuit Basin Spur Trail
Easy
Yellowstone, WY
Easy
Yellowstone, 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
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
16.5 mi 26.5 km Summit Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Yellowstone, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Yellowstone, WY
Unknown
Update
1.7 mi 2.8 km Cascade Creek Trail
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Unknown
Update
3.4 mi 5.5 km Grebe Lake Trail
Easy
Canyon Village, WY
Easy
Canyon Village, 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
0.6 mi 0.9 km Lost Lake Connector
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate/Difficult
Tower Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
2.1 mi 3.4 km Snow Pass Trail
Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Difficult
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
2.4 mi 3.8 km Cougar Cabin Trail
Intermediate
Madison Junction, WY
Intermediate
Madison Junction, WY
Unknown
Update
8.7 mi 14.0 km Coyote Creek Trail
Intermediate
Tower Junction, WY
Intermediate
Tower 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
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
0.8 mi 1.3 km Cache Lake Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, 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
1.1 mi 1.7 km Clagett Butte Trail
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Intermediate
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
Unknown
Update
0.4 mi 0.7 km Duck Lake Trail
Easy
West Thumb Junction, WY
Easy
West Thumb Junction, WY
Unknown
Update