Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, Yellowstone National Park

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Zigzag down the steep Brink of the Lower Falls Trail for an up-close view of the mighty river thunderously plunging into the colorful rock canyon. Being the first stop on the one-way North Rim Road, the 1.3 km (0.8 mi) trail remains very popular and often quite crowded. An observation platform perched at the top of the Lower Falls affords great photo opportunities of the waterfall and down the river. Watch your step and expect a slow hike down through, since the trail has steep drop-offs. Keep an eye open for birds and other wildlife along the way. Arrange to visit Brink of the Lower Falls Trail and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park using our Yellowstone National Park trip planning app.
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  • This was our first stop around the falls and canyon area and I’m so glad we started here. This isn’t the best view of the falls, but you get so close and are able to see them from a different... 
    This was our first stop around the falls and canyon area and I’m so glad we started here. This isn’t the best view of the falls, but you get so close and are able to see them from a different...  more »
  • I loved this little hike. If you are in shape, it is a nice little hike. There is a lot of elevation change with several switchbacks. If you are not in shape, you can still go as there are benches at....  more
    I loved this little hike. If you are in shape, it is a nice little hike. There is a lot of elevation change with several switchbacks. If you are not in shape, you can still go as there are benches at....  more »

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