Yellowstone Hiking Trails
Yellowstone National Park is a hiking paradise with approximately 1,000 miles of trails across 2.2 millions acres of park land. That’s an area larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined! A place this big offers literally hundreds of options from unique day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips.
Yellowstone’s backcountry is a diverse wonderland that caters to a wide range of interests with it’s abundant wildlife, hydrothermal features and geysers, pristine meadow systems, waterfalls, rivers, and lakes. It is one of the most intact temperate ecosystems on Earth with over 65 species of mammals and 285 species of birds. There are over 10,000 hydrothermal features including 500+ active geysers. That’s more than half of the world’s geysers located in Yellowstone. The park also hosts close to 300 waterfalls, the longest undammed river in the Lower 48, and the largest alpine lake in North America – Yellowstone Lake.
Whether you are an experienced or first time hiker, traveling solo or with the family, if “hitting the trail” is in your plans this year there is no better place to do it than in Yellowstone National Park.
Hiking Trail Options
Yellowstone offers so many hiking trail options that it’s best to categorize them by interests. Below are several categories that are very popular amongst many Yellowstone visitors. Click on the hiking trail categories that interest you, and you’ll find the best trails Yellowstone has to offer. Whether you’re interested in hiking trails with kids, adventure trails, backpacking trails…etc. you’ll find what you’re looking for here.