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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)
      321
      Trails Mountain Bike
      45
      Trails E-Bike
      21
      Trails Horse
      95
      Trails Hike
      329
      Trails Trail Running
      315
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      16
      Trails Observed Trials
      16
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      16
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      89
      Trails Nordic Ski
      42
      Total Distance
      1,039 mile
      Total Descent Distance
      419 miles
      Total Descent
      101,886 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,453 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      10,771 ft
      Reports
      42
      Photos
      91
      Ridden Counter
      6,092

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      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
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      Yellowstone - Old Faithful Region
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      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
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      Yellowstone - Old Faithful Region
      Old Gardiner Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
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      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Osprey Falls Trail
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
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      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      North Entrance Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
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      Yellowstone - Northwest Region

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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      Photos of Yellowstone National Park Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Yellowstone National Park Mountain Bike

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      blindstufftrailFountain Freight Road Bike TrailNot sure if this was worth it. You ride past a...
      Aug 20, 2023 @ 6:03pm
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      mculbertsontrailOld Gardiner RoadThis is no longer a dirt single-lane path....
      Jul 22, 2023 @ 7:51pm
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      gregb406trailAccess RoadIf only! This isn't a legal bike route. It's...
      Apr 27, 2022 @ 9:55am
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      tuffguppytrailFountain Freight Road Bike TrailI have ridden this gravel road twice. Once on...
      Jan 27, 2022 @ 8:11am
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      bishop-bikertrailOsprey Falls TrailYou can’t bike down to osprey falls like...
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike45115 miles6,572 ft48 miles4,905 ft
      5240698
      E-Bike2138 miles2,556 ft13 miles4,892 ft
      4020
      Horse95377 miles36,155 ft157 miles5,135 ft
      23
      Hike3291,037 mile101,886 ft419 miles5,453 ft
      374213,077
      Trail Running315968 miles95,082 ft390 miles5,453 ft
      41423
      Dirtbike/Moto1611 miles1,362 ft6 miles3,619 ft
      1
      Observed Trials1611 miles1,362 ft6 miles3,619 ft
      12
      ATV/ORV/OHV1611 miles1,362 ft6 miles3,619 ft
      1
      Snowmobile110 miles1,503 ft7 miles1,362 ft
      Snowshoe89314 miles23,035 ft118 miles3,822 ft
      5
      Nordic Ski42132 miles10,413 ft51 miles3,422 ft
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