Trout Lake Trail, Yellowstone National Park

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  • This is a short hike to a beautiful lake perfect for a day of fishing. Steep early climb, might be difficult for the elderly or small children. Short walk to the lake after the initial climb. Saw fish...  more »
  • One of our all time favorite hikes in Yellowstone NP was the 2 mile Trout Lake Trail. The scenery was absolutely extraordinary and the cutthroat trout spawning at the north end of the lake was a wonde...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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