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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Skiing, Snow-shoeing, Snowmobiling, Viewing wildlife
Description: This 10,243-foot peak is located in Yellowstone National Park.

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#1 mountain hike in YNP

If you are only in the park for a short amount of time and want to get a significant hike in, definitely hike to the top of Mount Washburn. There are two trails, the one being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

If you are only in the park for a short amount of time and want to get a significant hike in, definitely hike to the top of Mount Washburn. There are two trails, the one being around 5 miles and the other is around 6 miles, but you won't regret either trail. During the spring and summer months the wildflowers... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Mt Washburn is a beautiful destination while visiting Yellowstone. The air (in August) dropped 20 degrees and we ran into sleet! The scenery was breathtaking, and the roads wind gently through the mountain forests.

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Worth the hard work! The hike took a total of about 4 hrs, but the view at the end is worth every second of pain. It's a great look out point with a ranger station. Highly recommend !!!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The tip of Mount Washburn looked tiny from the Chittenden Road parking lot! I am so proud and glad I hiked this! It is strenuous but not too bad if you take your pace and hike according to your own condition as when the time you need to take a break just do it and not to force yourself. It... More 

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Eden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a beautiful hike up to a lookout. It is well worth the time and effort. The wild flowers are incredible as are the white pines. The view is gorgeous. You may see big horn sheep.

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This hike was recommended by a friend and I'll offer the same advice. Don't miss this hike. I've hiked all over the US and this is one of my top 2 or 3 hikes. It's really that terrific. You start from either side. On the advice of the park rangers we started up the old service road. The first 100... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We hiked up to the top of Mount Washburn and the view was panoramic of the park. It's much colder on top so take warm clothes, and we got a bit of afternoon rain. When we were at the top we hiked through a heard of long horn sheep which was lots of fun. At the top there's a rangers'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I did this hike in September 2014. I expected a hard climb but if you have been in the area for a few days and have acclimatised to being at 8,000ft and you regularly do some hill climbing then this one should be relatively easy for you, I chose the route from Dunraven Pass. The hike up was up gradual... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Fantastic view and for me the hike was a challenge. But the trail was excellent and even the steep parts were wide enough that my fear of heights did not kick in. You could see everything! I was glad we chose this one for our "challenge" walk although the altitude knocked my brother out at 9800+ feet.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We chose to do the 5 mile side to the summit but didn't make it all the way. My hubby had altitude breathing issues due to the steepness of the trail. But it was the multitude of bear tracks that convinced me to give it up. You'll want to take bear spray with you.

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