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Mount Washburn

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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This 10,243-foot peak is located in Yellowstone National Park.

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Great hike!

Hiked from the Chittenden parking area trailhead on July 18, 2016. The hike is essentially a relatively easy hike up the service road to the fire tower / radio station on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kyle B
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hiked from the Chittenden parking area trailhead on July 18, 2016. The hike is essentially a relatively easy hike up the service road to the fire tower / radio station on the summit, with the altitude playing a minor role in making the hike a bit more strenuous. There was a large family group of bighorn sheep just below the... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This hike is just over 6 miles and is well worth the time. Views are beautiful all the way. We took the trail up from the well marked trailhead. Another bonus: restrooms at the top in the lookout tower. Trail is clearly marked and we never felt like we were getting lost. Took us 1 3/4 hours going up, and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hiked Mt Washburn from the Dunraven pass trailhead, lots of switchbacks so it never seemed too steep. Beautiful wildflowers in the lower meadows. Trail had quite a few other hikers on it so while it didn't seem crowded, if you didn't get bear spray you could hang below people who did.

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Thank Peggy S
Tulsa, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did several hikes on our first visit to YP and heard Mount Washburn was a must do. We traveled with our boys aged 22 and 17 so I wanted them to experience something challenging and fun. First mile is beautiful lush scenery and wild flowers. Then the trail gets more rocky and barren. The views however are incredible. Very... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are amazing. Don't think there is anything in the area that ISN'T amazing. Make sure you allow yourself enough time & enough days to take it all in.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked up a good portion of Mt Washburn last week and loved the viewed. I come to Yellowstone for the outdoors, not the geothermal features, and this is an easy hike - even for me.

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Thank Chris W
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take water with you, walk is long and kind of steep. Plenty of snow on the trail even in middle of June. Nice views from many locations and strong wind on top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brochures say 4-6 hours but it was done in 2.5 hours. Get there early to either of the parking lots for a spot or wait til mid day for a spot. Views are amazing to say the least. If you can, take a camera.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very windy and long hike up to Mt. Washburn. The terrain is the same Alpine, grassy, and filled with trees up to the peak. The wind is so strong, I would recommend a long hat that can cover your ears or perhaps earplugs? My husband and I experienced piercing, deafening pain for 30 minutes because of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd hiked several places in the Tetons and Yellowstone in prior days already before arriving one late morning at Mount Washburn. We decided just to take part of the trail because our 7 year-old was tired from all the previous hiking. Secretly, we were hoping to encourage her to the top by telling her we were going "just a bit... More 

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