Trout Lake Trail, Yellowstone National Park

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#5 of 22 in Trails in Yellowstone National Park
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • We enjoyed this trail. It was an adventure! The view from the top was spectacular. The lake was still frozen. The trail in April is not the easiest-be warned. Today it was slippery, muddy, and frozen....  more
    We enjoyed this trail. It was an adventure! The view from the top was spectacular. The lake was still frozen. The trail in April is not the easiest-be warned. Today it was slippery, muddy, and frozen....  more »
  • Short but steep hike. Gorgeous with wildflowers in the late spring. I recommend continuing the hike past the lake via the trail that you can about 1/4 of the way around the lake if you are going... 
    Short but steep hike. Gorgeous with wildflowers in the late spring. I recommend continuing the hike past the lake via the trail that you can about 1/4 of the way around the lake if you are going...  more »
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  • My review and picts are from my trip in Aug. 2019. I did the "Trout Lake Trail", walked around the lake and even further higher up. So loved this trail and nature at the Lake ❤️ At the beginning of the trail you have to take a rather steep path (not too long!) but once at the Lake it's practically all at the same level. Since I'm a lower-back patient I'm always looking for trails which aren't too steep/difficult so I can really recommend this one. Even with (small) children you'll enjoy it. Now to the Lake itself : magnificent vistas, definitely during a sunny day with blue skies! Being at one side of the Lake we saw a black bear passing at the opposite side of the Lake. Enjoyed it to bits!! Sorry no picts of the black bear.. 😕 I highly recommend this trail and Lake 😍👌
  • Beautiful lake off the beaten path. It’s a tough uphill hike to get there but luckily it’s short and the view once you arrive is worth it. Take the time to walk the trail around the lake. Bring bug spray as in the summer the flies are pretty bad!

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