Observation Point Trail, Yellowstone National Park

#10 of 22 in Trails in Yellowstone National Park
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / 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 walk gains about 200 feet in elevation to an observation point above Old Faithful. The trail is well marked and had switchbacks so it wasn't steep. Not exactly stroller friendly as we watched.....  more »
  • This is a trail a little behind Old Faithful. It's not too bad of a walk, and it gives you a view from above Old Faithful and a little away from the crowds.  more »

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