South Hellroaring Confluence Spur
ElevationAscent: 90' 27 m
Descent: -159' -49 m
High: 5,879' 1,792 m
Low: 5,791' 1,765 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“Campsite spur leads to the south-side confluence of Hellroaring Creek and the Yellowstone River.”— Tom Carter
The spur trail closely follows Hellroaring Creek the whole way. The creek is said to have received its name from an early prospector who went ahead of his party to scout a route along the Yellowstone River. Upon his return, he reported that the next creek to be crossed was a real "hell roarer" and the name stuck.
At the .7-mile mark, the trail reaches campsite 2H4. The trail continues another .7 miles and terminates at the confluence. Near by is campsite 2H2. It is a delightful spot, with a somewhat sandy beach shaded by one large cottonwood and a number of Douglas-fir trees.
You may want to bring your fishing gear along. Angling for cutthroat trout is excellent in both Hellroaring Creek and the Yellowstone River.
Thanks to guidebook author, Tom Carter, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Yellowstone, check out his book, Day Hiking Yellowstone.
Local Club: Yellowstone Forever
May 31, 2019: Yellowstone Hiking 101
Land Manager: National Park Service - Yellowstone National Park