Guidebook

5 Fun Family Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

Easy going routes that families with young kids will enjoy.

Description

Discover America’s first national park and all its natural wonders—from towering peaks to rugged wilderness, an abundance of wildlife, and geysers. In fact, Yellowstone is home to 60% of the world’s geysers and thermal features—bubbling mud pots, technicolour hot springs, and exploding geysers can be found across the park’s massive 2 million acre expanse. You're also guaranteed to see wonderful wildlife—from cute yellow-bellied marmots to mountain goats, moose, and perhaps even grizzly bears.

For wild encounters on short hiking routes, check out this collection of trails. To get up close with the iconic Old Faithful, try Observation Point to Geyser Hill. For a great chance of spotting many kinds of wildlife, go to Beaver Ponds.

Sources:
https://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm
https://www.yellowstonepark.com/

Storm Point
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Storm Point

Yellowstone National Park
0 - 1 hrs
3.7 km
30 m
30 m
An easy, family-friendly loop, with many natural wonders and points of historical interest along the way.
Easy
Private
Beaver Ponds Loop
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Beaver Ponds Loop

Yellowstone National Park
2 - 3 hrs
9.1 km
269 m
270 m
A nice 5-mile loop around beaver-inhabited ponds.
Easy
Private
Observation Point to Geyser Hill
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Observation Point to Geyser Hill

Yellowstone National Park
0 - 1 hrs
4.1 km
99 m
99 m
An easy 2.3 mile loop taking you up close to Yellowstone’s famous hot springs and gushing geysers.
Easy
Private
Mystic Falls Loop
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Mystic Falls Loop

Yellowstone National Park
5.6 km
197 m
196 m
An easy-going trail bringing you up close to many impressive geysers and hot springs.
Moderate
Private
Upper Geyser Basin Trail

Upper Geyser Basin Trail

Yellowstone National Park
1 - 2 hrs
9.4 km
90 m
90 m
A 10km loop taking you to the most spectacular geysers in Yellowstone.
Easy
Private