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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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Challenging hike.so close and yet so far

3 mile uphill hike to the observatory..when you first get a glimpse you say to yourself yeah right..as you ascend some steep uphill grades, it looks like you are almost there. And... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

3 mile uphill hike to the observatory..when you first get a glimpse you say to yourself yeah right..as you ascend some steep uphill grades, it looks like you are almost there. And you keep circling around till you make it. WE did round trip six miles in about 2.5 hours..awesome views of the Yellowstone valleys

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washington dc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in room while hubby and kids 19 and 15 did hike. They started 7:50am and finished back at parking lot 11:30. Said it was great once they got to top. They spoke with a ranger who lived up there and was on lookout for fires. Kids said I could of done hike but wouldn't of liked it! Very... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

there are so few true hikes in yellowstone besides the obvious tourist destinations, that this area stands out. Beginning with an exciting drive up a gravel road that makes you feel like you are finding something most others have overlooked, brings you to a great viewpoint just in the parking area. The hike, or bike if you brought one, follows... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was nice hike. We chose longer route, but I think it there was more to see than on bike route. Even if there is some vertical rise on path, it was distributed to whole path, so there was not any difficult parts on the trail. With average physical condition one can do this trail.

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started early to ensure we could find parking, it fills fast! very nice hike and not to tough. great easy trail with great views all the way up (carry your bear spray). bring windbreaks and something warm. it can be windy and cold at the top and you could be walking down in the rain. great place to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only drove along this road, but we had both a grizzly and a black bear run in front of us on our first night in Yellowstone on this road and it was amazing. I would have felt very unsafe hiking because of this, but we loved it from behind our vehicle doors! Beautiful scenery too.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiked the 3mi (6 rd trip) up to the top. The switchbacks made the climb fairly mild, but it is a workout. The views from the top are unmatched.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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