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Elephant Back Mountain

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Nice Hike

We started this around 8.30am and although there a few other people on it it was relatively... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
Frieth, United Kingdom
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Moderately challenging - beautiful scenery

This trail was slightly challenging, but not horrible. It's kind of shaped like a lollipop stick... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Grand Loop Rd, Near Lake Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

This is a moderately difficult short hike - 3.5 mile lollipop - best taken earlier in the day for more solitude. There is a fabulous view of the lake from the summit although you get glimpses of it on the way up as well. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank paxa
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We arrived early in the morning and had the trail to ourselves. It took about 3 hours round trip and there were some areas that were steep and narrow. I would not recommend this climb for young children because of the narrow ledges. It was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

We started this around 8.30am and although there a few other people on it it was relatively quiet. A fairly consistent gradient and climb to the top and there is a small loop that can be done which is always more interesting than out and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Milnthorp
Reviewed August 14, 2017

This trail was slightly challenging, but not horrible. It's kind of shaped like a lollipop stick, where you have to choose which way to go around the loop. Someone recommended clockwise because it was steeper going up and was easier than walking down steepness. I'm...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank K R
Reviewed July 16, 2017

This hike is on the way to the Bridge Bay campground when coming from Fishing Bridge visitor center. The trail is on the right side of the road. There are very few parking spots and you will see cars parked on the side of the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Anna S
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

If heights are not your thing, you probably need to skip this activity. It was quite a drudging hike, but not unbearable. Make sure you take bear spray and be aware of your surroundings.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank amandatV8588RJ
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This trail starts from a small pull off near the Lake Hotel. It is a reasonable 4 mile hike but does feature a significant elevation change (how else can you get the outstanding view of the lake). The only caveat is that the trail up...More

Date of experience: September 2016
5  Thank A C R
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Elephant Back Mountain is a 4 mile lollipop loop trail off the main Park Loop Road. The parking area is just 2 pulloffs on either side of the road, .5 miles North of the Lake Village road. It has nothing to do with Mammoth. This...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed October 5, 2016

There is a loop drive above the Mammoth Hot springs where you can see the top of the Springs and additional features like Elephant Back Mountain.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Colin A
Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is found in the upper terrace where you can find these almost smaller duplicates of Mammoth Hot Springs. Easy to tour as you can drive around it.

Date of experience: June 2016
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