Thing to Do

Grebe Lake Trail

Grassy shore in front of a blue lake, with conifer trees in the distance.

A more direct route than the Howard Eaton Trail, this trail follows an old fire road through meadows and forest, some of which burned in 1988.

Safety notes: At the lake you can connect with the Howard Eaton Trail or return the way you came.

Trailheads: 3-½ miles (5.6 km) west of Canyon Junction on the Norris–Canyon Road.

This is a 6.2-mile (9.9-kilometer) there-and-back trail that begins and ends at the same trailhead.
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
This trail is in the central part of the park, with the trailhead west of Canyon Village.
Summer, Fall
Time of Day
Any Time

Yellowstone National Park

Grassy shoreline in front of a blue lake, with conifer trees growing on the opposite shore.
Grebe Lake is one of several lakes you can explore in the Canyon Area.

NPS/Robert G. Johnsson

More on Day Hikes in Yellowstone

Hikers standing on the rocky top of Avalanche Peak with Yellowstone Lake in the background.

Yellowstone Day Hikes

Lace up your boots and explore some of the over 1,000 miles of trails in Yellowstone National Park.

Waterfall drops down into the steep, yellow-wall lined canyon with conifer forests growing around.

Canyon Area Day Hikes

Explore lakes and mountaintops for a variety of experiences around the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

Last updated: August 12, 2019