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Blacktail Deer Creek to Yellowstone River Trail

Trailhead sign at the start of the trail, which leads off across an open, hilly expanse of sagebrush.
Start of the trail.

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Follow Blacktail Deer Creek as it descends 1,100 feet (335 m) through rolling, grassy hills and Douglas-fir forest to a suspension bridge over the Yellowstone River. Return the same way.

Safety notes: Trail frequented by horseback-riders.

Trailhead: 7 miles (11.3 km) east of Mammoth on the Grand Loop Road.

Details
This is a 7.4-mile (11.8-kilometer) there-and-back trail that begins and ends at the same trailhead.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
7 miles (11.3 km) east of Mammoth on the Grand Loop Road.
Hikers standing on the rocky top of Avalanche Peak with Yellowstone Lake in the background.

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Last updated: June 6, 2018