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Uncle Tom's Trail

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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So. Cal.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Make sure you REALLY want to do this before you start. Going down 300+ stairs isn't bad but coming back up is a BEAR. The view of the falls is incredible but make sure you're in shape for the return ascent.

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Boston
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Easy to go down, going up not so easy but definitely overall worth the effort. Was fortunate when we went, that halfway down a beautiful rainbow had formed on the falls. Was great for photos, on this day/time actually better than the photographic view at the very bottom of the steps. Tip: the stepped trail is not all that close... More

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brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Not only was I surprised by the amazing view but be aware that this is a serious hike. I don't think it is adequately signed to let you know before you start but prob a good thing for most people otherwise they wouldn't get to enjoy. You get right down to the bottom of the falls & I wish the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a somewhat challenging hike, but it has to be done. 328 stairs constitute to what may be a steep descent into the beauty of the lower falls. Great place! Uncle Tom made it really easy for us. Go slow and take breaks on your way back up!

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Colorado
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52 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

OK, for someone with deadly fear of heights, this was a challenge for me. I forced myself to take the challenge and decsend the 328+ stairs to the bottom platform for some good shots of the lower falls. I am so I glad I did, one-step-at-a-time. The Treck was a bit moderate especially coming back up, so pace yourself on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are relatively fit an healthy. The over all walk isn't that far but it is the change in altitude via the steep steps that will get you. That being said go early before the coaches arrive and enjoy the peace and quiet and take your time. You efforts will be well rewarded with stunning close views of the... More

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oklahoma city
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

In reading several reviews from others about the difficulty i was a little concerned about the climb even though I am in pretty decent shape for a 52 year old, as is my wife and son (9) but other than the numerous steps up and down I didn't find it all that taxing. It's like everything else, take your time... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We came early so there were only a few other people on the steps. It's a long way down but so worth it. The view of the falls is amazing. It's a great spot to take photographs especially if you can see a rainbow. Climbing back up the steps. Well...my husband and I are both fit but even we needed... More

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Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

super and jaw dropping hike for this trail. This trail begins with a good pave incline down until these 378 steps(Both way) down to the canyon to see the most stunning view of the falls.

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Uithoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

During the descent of the stairs you'll have beautifull views of the falls and rainbows. But do not under estimate the walk up. Take your time and it is all right but it was harder then we expected. But we forgot the height of Yellowstone NP which we are nog used to. We really liked this trail and it's views!

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