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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Short, a little steep, beautiful

A short hike appropriate for families through beautiful wildflowers. We saw people fishing - don't know if they caught anything. Flat walk around the lake. Beautiful setting.

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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A short hike appropriate for families through beautiful wildflowers. We saw people fishing - don't know if they caught anything. Flat walk around the lake. Beautiful setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a fun easy hike for the family. No problem for the kids and you have to check out the inlet when the trout are spawning. The kids had a blast playing until the creek so take some water shoes.

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Buffalo, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this hike, our first hike in Yellowstone, as we came in on the Beartooth Highway. Though every source I found says the trail is "easy," please understand that there is actually quite a considerable amount of uphill hiking required in the first half mile ... I am not physically fit, and found it very tiring, and had... More 

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Thank MinnesotaMom95
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful trail. This was an easy hike for kids. The lake is situated in a beautiful meadow filled with wild flowers! We were able to see trout swimming up stream near the bridge. Very exciting and fun. My kids loved this hike.

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Thank Laura T
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice walk around the lake plus slightly more challenging hiking between the three lakes in this area. The trout were spawning so we got to watch them making their way upstream.

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Thank Lynn P
Guangzhou (广州市, 中国)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

our family choose this trail, it took only 2 hours and difficulty is between easy and middle, when the sun set, yellow rock mountain could be seen in the lake. I recommand family explore this trail,

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Thank liguohui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This little trail in Yellowstone has it all. Animals, a lake, a short hike, and a spectacular view. Compared to all the rest of the trails, this was by far our favorite. The lake is pretty, the walk is easy enough for anyone, and it's pretty for several reasons. If you're in the northeast part of Yellowstone you should absolutely... More 

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Thank Mitchell M
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is our favorite place in Yellowstone. Both times when we have hiked into Trout Lake we have had most of the trail and the Lake to ourselves except for the glorious animals. Grizzlies can be here when the trout are spawning so be aware and do not wander upon one of them when they are feeding.

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Thank Kathleen1314
Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a very little known trail that's only 3 km long! I am happy to add to this site its map location. Last October, Hoping to find river otters, we were glad to see tracks and remains of their meal! At sunrise, it was a magical example of the lesser known Yellowstone yet not requiring hours to days of... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We chose to do the Trout Lake Trail based on the reviews we read here, and travel books that told us there would be good fishing here. The unpaved trail is listed as "easy" and "family friendly" but we found it to be quite steep and narrow. It was fine for us, but I wouldn't recommend it to a family... More 

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