Hike to a high mountain peak for an outstanding view of the Yellowstone wilderness. Trail passes through open meadows to Cascade Lake where wildflowers abound and wildlife is often seen. Beyond the lake, the trail climbs 1,400 feet in 2.6 miles through whitebark pine forest.
Safety notes: The trail can be wet and snowy through July. Observation Peak trail is not recommended for persons with heart and/or respiratory problems. Past Cascade Lake, no water is available.
Trailheads: Cascade Lake trailhead 1-¼ miles (2 km) north of Canyon Junction on the Grand Loop Road.
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Last updated: August 12, 2019