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South Rim Trail

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Considered by many to be the best area to view and explore the Grand...

Considered by many to be the best area to view and explore the Grand Canyon.

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A natural joy

From uncle toms trail to the artists point parking area is such a short walk, only 5 km total round trip including the 328 steps down down and down to the closeup view of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Jackson, Wyoming
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south yorkshire
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131 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view was well worth the walk. Make sure you have your camera. The view of the falls with a rainbow over it was magical.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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379 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From uncle toms trail to the artists point parking area is such a short walk, only 5 km total round trip including the 328 steps down down and down to the closeup view of the lower falls of the Yellowstone! It is a lot of effort to climb back up and most of the other visitors you see will be... More 

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Thank jesse o
Atlanta
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332 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The view is worth the hike and that's what the other hikers leaving huffing and puffing will tell you to keep you going!

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Thank Merrigypsy
Lubbock, Texas
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51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Yellowstone is full of natural wonders and beauty, a must see in your travels the entire park is amazing lived up their for a year and went into the park everyday, never a disappointing day.

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Thank Riverbabe60
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145 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The trail runs along the Yellowstone River and isn’t crowded except for the outlook points. There are a few places along the trail where the water is whirling fiercely in a massive volume like a giant washing machine. It was frightening and fascinating at the same time, but very safe from the riverbank. In my opinion you get much nicer... More 

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Thank AAS619
Essex, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The best walk we did in a week in Yellowstone. Spectacular views of the river, falls and cliffs. Terrain wasn't too difficult - a few uphills but anyone reasonably fit can manage it ( we were four 65 year olds) . The path is clearly visible and follows the river. There are lots of viewing points along the way; great... More 

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washington state
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299 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

You'll need to plan to take this five mile hike, but do not dwell on the riggers too much. It's OK even for we seniors! You can go either left or right at the start of Uncle Tom's Trail. You'll arrive at Clear Lake, a lovely sight. Meadows with elk grazing makes for great photography. South Rim is also a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

the view of the falls from the south rim is excellent; saw a couple of deer in the forest right beside the path; a little tricky to find the right path (go left at the fork - away from the falls). Definitely worth the short hike.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Its not an easy trail, but you will find it worth it to walk really close to the amazing waterfall with rainbow. Go to the trail in the afternoon with great sun angle.

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1 Thank Roderick_Hsiao
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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328 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a relatively short hike taking in great views of The Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone and the Upper and Lower falls. Not too difficult, you can start from Uncle Tom's Parking Lot and walk in either direction down to Artists Point and beyond or a shorter walk up to The Falls. If you're feeling fit and brave, definitely... More 

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