Yellowstone Trail Hiking: Guided Hiking and Backpacking

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Guided Hiking and Backpacking

Find a local expert to guide you on a day of hiking or on a backpacking expedition through Yellowstone National Park.

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What are some of the best day hikes in Yellowstone?

While there are tons of boardwalk trails and easy sites to see just a short distance from the car, here are few trails to get you away from the larger crowds.

  • Avalanche Peak: A difficult 5 mile round-trip hike to the top of Avalanche Peak offers superb views of the park.
  • Heart Lake Trail: This is a great trail for overnights at the lake. 7.5 miles one way.
  • Shoshone Lake: You can reach this lake one of two ways, but the preferred loop is via Dogshead Loop and Lewis River Channel Trail.
  • Cascade Lake: While the trail to Cascade Lake is easy and great for families, you can continue on into the backcountry.
  • Pelican Valley: This 6 mile round-trip trail meanders right through prime grizzly habitat. Go with a group of 4 or more.
  • Slough Creek: A great trail for anglers, Slough Creek trail leaves from the campground and offers a 2 or 5 mile round-trip option.
  • Fairy Falls: Two trailheads (one that is open to bikes) offer access to this 200 foot waterfall.

Where can I find a hiking guide?

Joining a guide as you venture into Yellowstone's backcountry ads a sense of ease and security. Let them do the planning and offer up their expert knowledge.

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