Thing to Do

Trout Lake Trail

A lone hiker travels along the trail on the far side of the lake.

The trail climbs about 150 feet (45.5 m) through Douglas-fir forest to the lake.

Safety notes: Be aware of bear activity. Return the same way.

Trailheads: The trail starts from a small pullout about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Pebble Creek Campground on the Northeast Entrance Road.

This is a 1.2-mile (1.9-kilometer) lollipop loop trail that begins and ends at the same trailhead.
Moderately easy hike
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
This trail is located in the northeastern part of the park.
Year Round
Time of Day
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Yellowstone National Park

A lone hiker travels the trail on the far side of Trout Lake
Trout Lake is surrounded by stunning mountains.

NPS/Dave Krueger

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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.

Daughter and mother hike up a trail along the Yellowstone River.

Tower & Northeast Day Hikes

Hikes in the northern part of the park reward you with enjoyable views of the Yellowstone River, meadows, and even petrified forests.

Last updated: June 29, 2018