Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
Max Vehicle Width

Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Yellowstone National Park, encompassing 2.2 million acres, is one of America's premier wilderness areas. Most of the park is backcountry and managed as wilderness. Over 1,100 miles (1770 km) of trails are available for hiking. However, there are dangers inherent in wilderness: unpredictable wildlife, changing weather conditions, remote thermal areas, cold water lakes, turbulent streams, and rugged mountains with loose, "rotten" rock. Visiting wilderness means experiencing the land on its terms. If you choose to explore and enjoy the natural wonders of Yellowstone, there is no guarantee of your safety. Be prepared for any situation. Carefully read all backcountry guidelines and regulations.

      There are numerous trails suitable for day hiking. Begin your hike by stopping at a ranger station or visitor center for information. Trail conditions may change suddenly and unexpectedly. Bear activity, rain or snow storms, high water, and fires may temporarily close trails. At a minimum, carry water, a raincoat or poncho, a warm hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a first aid kit. It is recommended that you hike with another person.

      No permit is required for day hiking.

      Yellowstone has a designated backcountry campsite system, and a Backcountry Use Permit is required for all overnight stays. For more information on how to acquire permits, as well as important safety information, please visit the official Yellowstone websites at the links below.

      The Yellowstone trails in Trailforks are mapped broadly within the official backcountry regions (map in backcountry situation report linked below). The backcountry regions are Northwest, Northeast, Canyon, Central, Old Faithful, Southwest and Southeast.

      IMPORTANT: Before setting out, check the National Park Service's backcountry situation report (link below) for the most up-to-date information on park trails.
      Region Details
      • 29
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 20, 2020


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      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Horse
      Trails Dirtbike
      Trails Observed Trials
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      Total Distance
      789 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      323 miles
      Total Descent
      85,954 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,493 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      10,771 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Popular Yellowstone National Park Trails

      Old Bunsen Peak Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Grand Loop Road (West Entrance Rd to Old Thumb)
      Yellowstone - Old Faithful Region
      Grand Loop Road (Norris Canyon Rd to West Entrance Road)
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Old Gardiner Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Natural Bridge Trail
      Yellowstone - Lake Area
      Grand Loop Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      YCC Trail
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Yak Campground Rd
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Commissioner Lane
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Grand Loop Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Osprey Falls Trail
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Natural Bridge Campground Connector
      Yellowstone - Lake Area
      North Entrance Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Yac Campground Loop
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Chittenden Road-Mt. Washburn
      Yellowstone - Canyon Region

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      user #2239363brendenmpostmawishlisttrailOsprey Falls Trail
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 8:42pm
      9 hours
      user #1539134UelkinsriddentrailOld Bunsen Peak Road
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 9:30pm
      Jun 29, 2020
      user #1650670elcapitankylewishlisttrailNatural Bridge Campground Connector
      Jun 25, 2020 @ 10:03pm
      Jun 25, 2020
      user #1322777boneshakerbikeaddreportYCC Trail and 4 more
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 8:56pm
      Jun 20, 2020
      user #2185281roysterrobbiewishlisttrailOld Bunsen Peak Road
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 5:45pm
      Jun 11, 2020

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