Imperial Meadows Trail
ElevationAscent: 39' 12 m
Descent: -41' -12 m
High: 7,251' 2,210 m
Low: 7,215' 2,199 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)
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“A wide open marshy meadow with hydrothermal features, bison, and a faint trail.”— Jake Bramante
The trail crosses the largest meadow, follows along some trees, then works its way up a meadow in some trees which gradually necks down to just a trail through some trees where it eventually joins up with the Sentinel Meadows Trail.
At this junction, a bonus side trip is to follow along the trees to stay out of the wet grass as you head west. Look for an old log pathway and use that as a guide to head out to the old Queen's Laundry. Queen's Laundry was to be a bath house for visitors, but was never completed. The log remains exist near a couple of beautiful pools.
This content was created by Jake Bramante of Hike 734. Visithike734.com for more expert Yellowstone content and maps that help you decide which trail to hike.
Local Club: Yellowstone Association
May 31, 2019: Yellowstone Hiking 101
Land Manager: National Park Service - Yellowstone National Park