Trout Lake Trail, Yellowstone National Park

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  • The hike is relatively short but has some elevation to it so you'll be huffing and puffing a bit. The pond is worth it for the isolation and the wonderful reflections of the mountains in its still sur...  more »
  • Relatively it's a very short hike down to the lake where you can see trout swimming and the otters feasting on their catch. Spectacular scenery and calm, quiet, peaceful, placid area to escape the hoa...  more »
  • We liked this hike, but it is kind of a far drive unless you are already visiting Lamar Valley. Yo have to drive basically past the entire valley to get here which is great if you are looking for anim...  more »
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  • Short hike to a small lake. The incline isn't terrible for an average person. Most people could do it carrying an infant in a kid backpack, but I don't think a stroller would make it up. A stroller definitely wouldn't make it on the loop around the lake.
  • Very nice (short) trail. Just go up, where the start is quite steep. Once at the lake you can make a walk around the lake. All together it's a little bit more than 2KM. We we lucky to spot 4 (!) black beers. One mother and here two cubs where within 25 meter from us, but luckily we could quietly walk away (they walk on the hill above, next to us)
  • Steep hike at the start but our 3 year old did it just fine. The trail around the lake was only ok. We did get to see a Black Bear here!
  • Great little hike away from the crowds. You may see river otters here!
  • Very beautiful lake but if you are fishing do not go when they are spawning
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