Observation Point Trail, Yellowstone National Park

Twisting and turning up the steep terrain of the iconic Navaho sandstone landscape, Observation Point Trail allows you to get a glimpse of deep, dark gorges, dry streambeds, and mysterious rock formations. This steep hike is strenuous, involving relentless uphill trekking. If paced properly, it can be fun and highly satisfactory, especially once you reach the top and receive your award in a form of the sublime 270-degree view of the canyon. To visit Observation Point Trail and get the most from your holiday in Yellowstone National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.
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  • This amazing hike started from the Cascade Lake campground and was flat for the first 2 miles to the lake. Then it was relatively steep uphill to the top where we were treated with an observational st...  more »
  • This was a nice little hike after viewing the eruption of the Old Faithful. It’s not too long, but it can be a little steep at times. The view at the top is pretty cool and if you like you can continu...  more »

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