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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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This is a very little known trail that's only 3 km long! I am happy to add to this site its map location. Last October, Hoping to find river otters, we were glad to see tracks and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Jackson, Wyoming
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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very little known trail that's only 3 km long! I am happy to add to this site its map location. Last October, Hoping to find river otters, we were glad to see tracks and remains of their meal! At sunrise, it was a magical example of the lesser known Yellowstone yet not requiring hours to days of... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We chose to do the Trout Lake Trail based on the reviews we read here, and travel books that told us there would be good fishing here. The unpaved trail is listed as "easy" and "family friendly" but we found it to be quite steep and narrow. It was fine for us, but I wouldn't recommend it to a family... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My husband, our 9 year old, and I hiked this trail in July 2015. It is quite steep at first, but don't let that deter you. Keep going because the beautiful views of Trout Lake are worth it. The wildflowers around the lake were so colorful! We only hiked about halfway around because a bison was lounging on the hillside... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

It was the beginning of July and we caught the end of trout migrating up stream. It was really captivating especially that the stream feeding the lake was small and we were able to get right to the bank and watch them up close and personal. Short steep hike will take you to the Trout Lake, and you can walk... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I loved this trail! The uphill climb at the beginning is rough, but once you make it, totally worth it. We finally made it to the top of the hill and sat on a log overlooking the lake to catch our breath. It is a secluded lake,and makes you feel like you are the only ones in the park. The... More 

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Thank Michelle W
Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Perfect 2 mile hike to get a feel for the back country of the Lamar Valley. Trail starts with a moderate climb, and then circles the lake. Take a picnic, beautiful place to read a book, soak up some sun.

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Trout Lake Trail is another impressive trail. Nice leisurly drive thru the park is always relaxing. Enjoyed the area.

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Medford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We hiked the Trout Lake Trail which leads you to a nice size lake. It actually was a nice hike, a little steep at some points, but overall it was not hard at all. The lake is a decent size and there were a number of men fishing. We took our lunch with us and had a picnic lunch by... More 

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Forreston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Great hike! Not that far of a hike but it seemed like we were far from the road. You must be bear aware as you hike this trail. We didn't see any bears BUT we did see a fresh bear print and fresh scat from most likely a wolf. Well worth it!!!

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It's a little bit of a hike to get to the lake, but it's not that bad. Once you make it up the hill it's a beautiful view of the mountains, and if you keep following the trail it brings you to Trout Lake which is gorgeous. When we went there was no one there, and we had the whole... More 

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