Duck Lake Trail

A small lake surrounded by conifer trees.
Duck Lake near the West Thumb Geyser Basin


Climb a small hill for a view of Duck and Yellowstone lakes and the expanse of the 1988 fires that swept through this area. Trail descends to the shore of Duck Lake.

Safety notes: Always be aware of your surroundings.

Trailheads: West side of West Thumb Geyser Basin Parking Area.

This is a 0.8-mile (1.3-kilometer) there-and-back trail that begins and ends at the same trailhead.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
This trail is located in the southern part of the park, with the trailhead in the West Thumb Geyser Basin parking lot.

Last updated: June 29, 2018