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Uncle Tom's Trail

Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Baltimore, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is quite a climb down to see the waterfall, but recommended for the view. Walking poles are recommended.

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upstate NY
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The trail was very steep but it is well built and there are benches to stop and rest. It is not a primitive hike. Once you see the falls it is all worth it. There are rainbows emanating from the falls and it is just beautiful!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is one of the few trails where it's very easy to reach the view point. The challenge is climbing back the flight of 328 stairs. Yes, it does take a bit to climb that but nothing that you can't do (I am talking about people with no heart and breathing problems). But the views are worth it. The stairway... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was a challenging trail and possibly not for those not keen on heights as the steps to the viewpoint are long and steep. It paid to follow the advice displayed and not to rush your ascent on return but was definitely worth the effort.

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Salem, Oregon
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18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

They made this sound much more difficult than it it. Yes, there are a lot of steps, but it is not a long distance. People of all sizes and shapes were doing it.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Steep concrete trail together with hundreds steps. Amazing view from different levels of trail. Not many enoying tourist who just makes a picture and goes back to the bus. One of the best views to the waterfall. Quite hard to go up but its worth the expirience.

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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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7 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Its an easy 328 Steps down but a very hard 328 steps back up haha. The reward once you get there is simply amazing. The waterfall is beautiful. Great photo opportunity once you get there.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

while going down it was fun but while coming back ... ohh there are benches where you can rest. Its beautiful and can see rainbow.

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Nashville, TN
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372 attraction reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The open metal stairs at Uncle Tom's Trail reminded us of some other trails that we've taken in recent years. I always feel a little uneasy on that type of stairs, and there's plenty of it at Uncle Tom's Trail, but my desire to obtain a closer and lower view of the waterfall drove me to make the descent. Our... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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57 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What an amazing view of the falls! It's several steps down and those same several steps up. There are spots to stop and rest. I consider myself to be in good shape but I took advantage of the benches.

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