Trail begins with a steep descent to the Yellowstone River Suspension Bridge, then crosses a sagebrush plateau, and drops down to Hellroaring Creek. Both the Yellowstone River and Hellroaring Creek are popular fishing areas.
Safety notes: Beyond the bridge are trail junctions for other major backcountry trails. Pay attention; stay on the Hellroaring Trail. Hellroaring is a major backcountry trail. This day hike stops at the confluence of Hellroaring creek and the Yellowstone River. Limited shade along this trail. Bring water.
Trailheads: Short dirt road leads to a parking area at the trailhead 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Tower Junction.
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Last updated: June 29, 2018