S Rim Trail, Yellowstone National Park

4.9
Hike on S Rim Trail for a visually spectacular experience, with many waterfalls large and small cutting through the rocky hills. Climb to Artist Point for an open view of the valley, and look out for wildlife, such as bison. Talk to the park rangers for information about the plant and animal life, as well as the history of the park and the trail itself. Alternatively, choose a ranger-guided hike, where they give out information as you pass the important spots on the trail. The route, mostly paved, is easy enough for walkers of all skill levels. Arrange to visit S Rim Trail and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park using our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.
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  • Pick up the trail at Artists Point and head easy along the south rim. Take comfortable shoes, water and bear spray. There are multiple spots along the rim for taking photos. The hike is enjoyable...  more »
  • Park at the upper falls or Uncle Tom's Trail (closed when we were there but I've heard it's awesome). There are views all along that are fantastic. Artist's Point has a parking lot, so it's a bit odd....  more »
  • Should you head down to inspiration point the trail can be steep in some places. Not your average stroll, keep small children close by as the switch backs are not gated. The bottom is truly an...  more »

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