Thing to Do

Yellowstone River Picnic Area Trail

The Yellowstone River cuts an s-shaped curve through the valley near Tower Fall.

Yellowstone National Park

The Yellowstone River snakes its way through a valley with yellow-colored cliffs cut into the river bank
View of the Yellowstone River at the end of the Yellowstone River Picnic Area Trail.

NPS/Dave Krueger

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.

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: December 18, 2018