Thing to Do

Tufa Terrace Trail

A railed, thin pathway leads through bright green trees and brush.
Lower Tufa Terrace Trail

NPS Photo/Mitch Smith

This paved trail can be reached from the Grand Promenade or Arlington Lawn. The lower portion of the Tufa Terrace Trail is near the Hot Water Cascade.

Distance (one way): 0.3 mi (0.5km)
Elevation: 650ft - 745ft (198 - 227m)
Typical Grade: 6%


This is an appropriate hike for children of all ages.

Pets must be kept on a leash. Please clean up after your pet.

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

The Tufa Terrace can be accessed from the Grand Promenade, behind the Bathhouses; it can also be accessed from the Hot Water Cascade.

The park's trails are open from 5:00am - 10:00pm. 

Accessibility Information
The Tufa Terrace is not consdiered to be ADA compliant, as there are stairs at various places throughout the trail. 

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Last updated: April 7, 2021