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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)
      319
      Trails Mountain Bike
      45
      Trails E-Bike
      21
      Trails Hike
      318
      Trails Trail Running
      305
      Trails Horse
      89
      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
      1,036 mile
      Total Descent Distance
      417 miles
      Total Descent
      102,196 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,493 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      10,771 ft
      Reports
      20
      Photos
      27
      Ridden Counter
      2,041

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      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
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Old Gardiner Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Fountain Freight Road Bike Trail
      Yellowstone - Old Faithful Region
      Grand Loop Road (West Entrance Rd to Old Thumb)
      Yellowstone - Old Faithful Region
      Osprey Falls Trail
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
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      Yellowstone - Old Faithful Region
      North Entrance Road
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Commissioner Lane
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Yak Campground Rd
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      YCC Trail
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Grand Loop Road Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris Canyon Rd)
      Yellowstone - Northwest Region
      Lone Star Geyser Bike Trail
      Yellowstone - Old Faithful Region

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 2 rides

      Photos of Yellowstone National Park Mountain Bike

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      Feb 23, 2021 @ 6:49am
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      Feb 21, 2021 @ 5:28pm
      Feb 21, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1850471WbethkewishlisttrailUpper Geyser Basin-Biscuit Basin Trail
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 9:07am
      1 day
      user #2676059LukeAdFXJdwishlisttrailFountain Freight Road Bike Trail and 2 more
      May 16, 2022 @ 6:24pm
      May 16, 2022
      user #2676059LukeAdFXJdwishlisttrailChittenden Road-Mt. Washburn
      May 16, 2022 @ 6:23pm
      May 16, 2022
      user #2676059LukeAdFXJdwishlisttrailOld Gardiner Road and 2 more
      May 16, 2022 @ 6:22pm
      May 16, 2022
      user #1136507gregb406commenttrailAccess Road
      Apr 27, 2022 @ 9:55am
      Apr 27, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1136507gregb406trailAccess RoadIf only! This isn't a legal bike route. It's...
      Apr 27, 2022 @ 9:55am
      Apr 27, 2022
      user #1170839tuffguppytrailFountain Freight Road Bike TrailI have ridden this gravel road twice. Once on...
      Jan 27, 2022 @ 8:11am
      Jan 27, 2022
      user #2133230bishop-bikertrailOsprey Falls TrailYou can’t bike down to osprey falls like...
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 8:50pm
      Jun 26, 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 Bike45115 miles6,572 ft48 miles4,905 ft
      319382
      E-Bike2138 miles2,556 ft13 miles4,892 ft
      193
      Hike3181,034 mile102,195 ft417 miles5,492 ft
      242011,162
      Trail Running305966 miles95,518 ft389 miles5,492 ft
      2072
      Horse89361 miles33,743 ft150 miles5,095 ft
      11
      Dirtbike/Moto1611 miles1,362 ft6 miles3,619 ft
      Observed Trials1611 miles1,362 ft6 miles3,619 ft
      ATV/ORV/OHV1611 miles1,362 ft6 miles3,619 ft
      Snowmobile110 miles1,503 ft7 miles1,362 ft
      Snowshoe89314 miles23,035 ft118 miles3,822 ft
      3
      Nordic Ski42132 miles10,413 ft51 miles3,422 ft
      52
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