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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Such beauty

Incredible spot and only a short hike off the Lamar Valley Road. It's quite steep uphill but not too far. Beautiful lake, we had such a lovely picnic with no one around for miles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Incredible spot and only a short hike off the Lamar Valley Road. It's quite steep uphill but not too far. Beautiful lake, we had such a lovely picnic with no one around for miles it seemed! The whole area has to be seen to be believed. I think this is my favourite place in Yellowstone.

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Millville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Did the Yellowstone trip in July 2014, did a lot of hiking including toms trail, mt. Washburn and many others but this one was by far the best! We will be passing through Yellowstone this year just so we can hike up to Trout lake again, and drive through Lemar Valley (our favorite section in the park). To get the... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was our favorite hike of our trip in June 2014. It was a short hike but a steep climb to get to the lake. We used hiking poles and had no problem. When you reach the lake you get a big reward...it is breathtaking!! We even spotted a bear walking in the distance on the hillside! The walk around... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a short 0.9 miles round trip in the Lamar Valley area. The whole hike is uphill until you get to the lake. Going down is easy. You won't believe there is this beautiful lake with the feel of the back country just 1 mile from the main road! It is so quiet there and you can see the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It's about 2/3rds of the way out the LaMar Valley and you'll love the drive (and the bison) going out there. The trail is only 1.5m RT but it's beautiful. The hill going up is a bit steep, but short and takes you to Trout Lake. You then walk along the path around the lake, including a cute little waterfall.... More 

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Milford, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

On day of our 2 week trip out West we drove from Cody, WY on the Chief Joseph Byway (awesome), then on the Beartooth Highway (very scenic) through Cooke City to the NE entrance of Yellowstone NP. We planned to be here for the majority of the day and then onto Big Sky, MT. One of the first things we... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Out of all the hikes we did last September in YS this was our favorite. The beginning is a bit challenging but it was so worth the initial steep climb. This hike was just the right amount of time and distance to do in the morning after watching sunrise/wildlife in Lamar valley and still get to some other attractions in... More 

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Midvale, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Trout lake hike, dirt path leading 300 ft uphill to spectacular views and a lake that is home to geese, otters, and fish. TOUGH incline for non-hikers, but there are plenty of resting spots, plenty of shade!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This was our first hike in Yellowstone. As others have mentioned, the first portion of the hike is a steep climb up to the lake. However it is of such short duration that almost anyone should be able to do it. When you reach the top, you will find a picturesque lake surrounded by woods, mountains and a beautiful green... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was our first hike upon arrival at park thru Northeast entrance. Trail was steep at first and we had to take a few breaks early to get acclimated to the higher elevations. We were here in June and it snowed and sleeted lightly on our hike. By time we got to lake the sun was out. Beautiful scenery and... More 

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