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Uncle Tom's Trail

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Fun and lovely view!

This is a trail with lots of steps and not for the faint-hearted. My poor husband with his bad knees really had a hard time. But it was worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a trail with lots of steps and not for the faint-hearted. My poor husband with his bad knees really had a hard time. But it was worth it!

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Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not as hard a climb as I had heard, so don't be discouraged by what others say. My seven-year-old did it without a problem. We saw many more mature travelers who did the trail and just stopped to rest when they needed. It is worth the effort to see such a magnificent view!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you're not in at least decent shape, you might want to take the view in from above. I am an avid walker and climb a lot of stairs, but this trail definitely got my heart rate up. Just a friendly reminder, after you've climbed down all those stairs, remember everyone deserves an opportunity to get their solo photos, don't... More 

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Fredericktown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This trail follows an old trail from over 100 years ago that included rope ladders! Today you descend down over 600 feet on a partly dirt and stone pathway and over 300 stair steps to reach one of the best photo ops in the park. Remember you have to climb those same steps back up, and in thin air at... More 

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you're expecting this trail to be more of a walking path, you'd be wrong...it is mostly lots of steps! Don't get me wrong, the view from the bottom of the Lower Yellowstone River Falls is truly spectacular, but be prepared for the 328 steps back up to the top. And at 8000' above sea level, a strong heart and... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very steep descent and ascent not suitable for small children or people not in shape. Very steep ascent in thin air, but photo opp at the end of the trail is worth it. Crowded in the afternoons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent view of the falls of the Yellowstine River but be prepared for a physically demanding climb back up a long set of stairs. Would not recommend for anyone who is not physically prepared for the climb but for anyone up to the physical challenge, it is well worth the climb.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I hiked down and up Uncle Tom's Trail and loved the vista at the base of the trail. The lower falls are breathtaking. And as we came back to the top of the trail, we came around a corner to see a bull elk grazing in the grass maybe 10 yards away. We backed off and he... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Get up and close to the dramtic Lower Falls with this trail, which goes down some 300 steps on mostly metal structures. Coming back up takes effort, but the trail is safe and doable even for families with young children. We met many families there. You have to take at least one of 3 trails like this one to really... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A beautiful view at the bottom- worth the walk back up. Just take breaks! Don't let the sign at the top scare you from the walk down.

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Yellowstone National Park

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