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Hellroaring Creek Trail

Yellowstone National Park

An intermediate there- and- back trail taking you through Yellowstone’s varied landscape.

Trail Running Moderate

11 km
373 m
373 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2 km
Hellroaring Creek Trail Map

Hellroaring Creek is an intermediate trail taking you through burnt forest and sagebrush flats, and across a dramatic suspension bridge.


Find the trailhead 3.5 miles west of Tower Junction, you’ll see a short dirt road leading to a parking area. The trail begins with a steep 600 foot descent through Douglas-Fir forests to the Yellowstone River Suspension Bridge. The crossing is dramatic- a 1935 steel bridge hanging above fierce white water and a rocky gorge. On the other side of Yellowstone River, the trail goes through a forest and then across a large sagebrush flat. Ahead of you you’ll see the peak of Hellroaring Mountain looming. After 2 miles you will pass a junction with the Hellroaring Stock Cutoff Trail on the right. Continue along the trail to the left, and in just a few yards you’ll reach another junction, where you need to turn off the main trail onto the path leading to campsites 2H4 and 2H2, as it parallels Hellroaring Creek. The trail ends at the confluence of Hellroaring Creek and the Yellowstone River. Retrace your steps all the way back. If you want to extend your route, hop onto the Hellroaring Stock Cutoff Trail north along the creek, which will take you through open meadows and along the creek for a good couple of miles.



Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between March and October