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The 10 Best Hiking Trails in Yellowstone National Park

North America’s first national park, Yellowstone, is one year short of celebrating its 150th birthday. Located in Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park is one of the premier parks in the United States. With geological formations, wildlife, hydrothermal features, and a supervolcano, this arguably most famous national park has activities for everyone. So if you’re looking to hike, camp, or watch wildlife, there are few better places available than Yellowstone National Park.

In this post, we’re going to review our top 10 hikes in Yellowstone National Park. We will include hikes for every skill level and give you a good idea of what to expect so you can get the most out of your trip.

With the fame of this park comes the crowds. While it is open year-round, the park only operates at full capacity from roughly the beginning of June through October. If you can plan trips for fall, you’ll have fewer people to contend with, although Yellowstone is still a worldwide draw. If you’re willing to brave Yellowstone in the summer, the scenery is well worth the effort.

Yellowstone is teeming with wildlife with 15 different large mammal species, including bighorn sheep, bison, grizzly bears, mountain lions, and wolves. Be sure you know what to do when you see a wild animal before you enter the park.

Please remember that these animals are wild, and you should not approach them under any circumstances. Of course, take lots of pictures and marvel at them, but for your safety and that of the animals, refrain from getting too close or trying to feed them.

As always, plan ahead. Check for safety advisories and pack the necessary gear and provisions. Don’t forget the bear spray! A safe hike is a happy hike!

Old Faithful at sunset