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Not for the faint of heart

One must be prepared for this as it is challenging hike. Stairs are involved over very steep... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike D
Monmouth, Oregon
CLOSED for the 2018 season!

My husband and I hiked this trail 4 years ago with my dad. We had a great time and loved the view... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
Thatcher, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One must be prepared for this as it is challenging hike. Stairs are involved over very steep terrain The rewards are worth your efforts, for those who are up for it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike D
Reviewed July 17, 2018

My husband and I hiked this trail 4 years ago with my dad. We had a great time and loved the view of the waterfall from the lower level. We were looking forward to taking our teenage kids on this hike last week, only to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
13  Thank 96Rachel
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The area is being reconstructed so you can't access this area right now. According to the NPS publication, it will reopen on July 4, 2018. In the meanwhile, you can drive down to Artist Point.

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank ohiowanderer
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Great trail and suitable for all ages with a little caution on the stairs. We took our children (9,6 and 3) and all enjoyed the adventure. Worth noting, the main lot was closed so we had to park up the road a mile or so...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank EricC883
Reviewed January 30, 2018

This trail is really a series of steps that leads down to a viewing platform of the waterfall. It's really not a bad climb back up to the top. I actually enjoyed the view from the Brink of the Lower Falls viewpoint on the North...More

Date of experience: August 2017
6  Thank Rachel L
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Check to see if it's open. It was closed summer 2017. Lots of stairs but an impressive view of Lower Falls.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Amy A
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Be sure to check for road closures and park closures. This area of the park along the canyon was closed along with some other highlights on the north rim such as inspiration point.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank sunsetch4ser
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Wow, Just Wow. It is breath taking and amazing. It is like a painting on canvas. So worth the climb. It can be a hard climb for anyone with health issues so just be warned. This is a must see/ do when in Yellowstone.

Date of experience: September 2016
5  Thank jesfire415
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Uncle Tom's Trail is supposed to be very cool but has been closed for construction for the last few years... still closed in July 2017.

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank formykids135
Reviewed August 4, 2017

To be this close to Lower Falls and go below the level of the waterfall is well worth it. We took lots of pictures, because the attraction is a place that reflects the power of nature and the scale of the West. It reflects the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank SWVA_Traveler
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July 18, 2017|
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Response from Mosslady53 | Reviewed this property |
Uncle Toms trail and south rim trail are closed until spring 2018 see the nps website.
February 8, 2017|
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
The hike is very short and the entire descent, viewing (raving), and ascent should take no more than an hour.
January 8, 2017|
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
In general, National Parks request that people never take animals with them on the paths. I know people love to travel with pets, but out of courtesy to others and regard for regulations, please leave your dog at home.