Thing to Do
DeLacy Creek Trail
Hike along a forest’s edge and through open meadows to the shores of Yellowstone’s largest backcountry lake. Look for sandhill cranes in meadows, moose near shore, and water birds on and near the lake.
Safety notes: Beyond here the trail continues into Yellowstone’s vast backcountry. The dayhike stops here; return by the same route. Check the Backcountry Situation Report for further information.
Trailheads: 8.8 miles (14 km) west of West Thumb Junction at DeLacy Creek Parking Area.
More on Day Hikes in Yellowstone
Yellowstone Backcountry Situation Report
Current conditions for Yellowstone National Park trails & campsites.
Safety in Yellowstone
Prepare yourself to safely enjoy wildlife, hydrothermal areas, and other features of Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone Day Hikes
Lace up your boots and explore some of the over 1,000 miles of trails in Yellowstone National Park.
West Thumb & Grant Day Hikes
Explore some of the major lakes of Yellowstone National Park along these trails.
Last updated: July 2, 2018