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Trout Lake Trail

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Hiking Trails
Traveler Description: This is a short up hill hike to the lake. what a beautiful Place. you will probably find a family of river otters playing around. if you visit in... more »
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
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

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If your answer to my question is yes, then take this trail. This is a steep 0.3 miles trail and the trail-head is towards the eastern end of the Lamar Valley. Before taking this trail I read that it is a hot spot for fishing trouts. I am not that into fishing but there were a bunch of people with... More

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Salem, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It's hard to not rate every hike in Yellowstone as excellent. This one quickly gets you to a beautiful alpine lake. The lake is perfect for reflection pictures and there is always the chance for animals. I haven't seen the otters yet but I'll try again this fall. There are also two smaller lakes you can hike to further up... More

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Eaton Rapids
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

My family and I visited Yellowstone the end of July (2013). We came in the northeast entrance and Trout Lake Hike was the first thing we did in the park. It is a very short hike but quite steep. Our favorite part of the hike was taking the path along the lake and branching off to an overlook of Lamar... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Although the initial part of the trail is fairly steep, this is a relatively short and easy hike overall. This trail is on the east side of Yellowstone which seemed to us to have a lot fewer tourists than the west side. We hiked this trail while it was raining/snowing and nobody (except for a solitary Bison) was on the... More

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