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      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.
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      315
      Trails Mountain Bike
      52
      Trails E-Bike
      24
      Trails Hike
      344
      Trails Trail Running
      330
      Trails Horse
      86
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      17
      Trails Observed Trials
      17
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      17
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      103
      Trails Nordic Ski
      43
      Total Distance
      1,022 mile
      Total Descent Distance
      411 miles
      Total Descent
      104,099 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,493 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      10,771 ft
      Reports
      17
      Photos
      20
      Ridden Counter
      725

      Popular Yellowstone National Park Trails

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      Old Bunsen Peak Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Grand Loop Road (Norris Canyon Rd to West Entrance Road)
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Grand Loop Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Grand Loop Road (West Entrance Rd to Old Thumb)
      Yellowstone - Old Faithful Region
      Old Gardiner Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Grand Loop Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Commissioner Lane
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Natural Bridge Trail
      Yellowstone - Lake Area
      Osprey Falls Trail
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      North Entrance Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      YCC Trail
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Yak Campground Rd
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Grand Loop Road Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris Canyon Rd)
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Upper Geyser Basin-Biscuit Basin Trail
      Yellowstone - Old Faithful Region
      Fountain Freight Road Bike Trail
      Yellowstone - Old Faithful Region

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance

      Photos of Yellowstone National Park Mountain Bike

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      Jun 20, 2021 @ 7:56pm
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      Jun 20, 2021 @ 7:56pm
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      Jun 20, 2021 @ 7:54pm
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      Jun 20, 2021 @ 7:54pm
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      Jun 7, 2021 @ 10:35am
      Jun 7, 2021
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      Jun 7, 2021 @ 10:21am
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      Feb 23, 2021 @ 11:07am
      Feb 23, 2021
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      Feb 23, 2021 @ 6:49am
      Feb 23, 2021
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      Feb 21, 2021 @ 5:28pm
      Feb 21, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1664221bpleweaddphoto at North Rim Trail (South) in Mammoth, Wyoming, United States
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 11:33am
      2 hours
      user #1664221bpleweaddphoto in Spanish Fork, Utah, United States
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 7:56pm
      17 hours
      user #1664221bpleweaddphoto in Spanish Fork, Utah, United States and 1 more
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 7:54pm
      17 hours
      user #1969137gail3addreportNorth Norris Basin
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 4:14pm
      Jun 15, 2021
      user #1664221bpleweaddphoto at North Rim Trail (Central) in Mammoth, Wyoming, United States and 1 more
      Jun 7, 2021 @ 10:27am
      Jun 7, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #2648352QGyqQGtrailNatural Bridge Campground ConnectorThe Natural Bridge Connector is not a legal...
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 3:51pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      user #2648352QGyqQGtrailStorm Point TrailThis is not a mountain bike trail. Bicycles...
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 3:48pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      user #1744573bcdanutrailGrand Loop Road Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris Canyon Rd)The route shown on the map doesn't match the...
      Sep 9, 2020 @ 9:20am
      Sep 9, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike52121 miles7,871 ft49 miles4,905 ft
      317280
      E-Bike2441 miles2,746 ft14 miles4,892 ft
      17
      Hike3441,022 mile104,098 ft411 miles5,492 ft
      17171747
      Trail Running330953 miles97,395 ft383 miles5,492 ft
      1728
      Horse86322 miles32,215 ft130 miles5,095 ft
      1
      Dirtbike/Moto1711 miles1,490 ft6 miles3,619 ft
      Observed Trials1711 miles1,490 ft6 miles3,619 ft
      ATV/ORV/OHV1711 miles1,490 ft6 miles3,619 ft
      Snowmobile110 miles1,509 ft7 miles1,362 ft
      Snowshoe103339 miles25,207 ft129 miles3,822 ft
      2
      Nordic Ski43133 miles10,928 ft53 miles2,969 ft
      13
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