Trip Planner: USA / Wyoming / Yellowstone National Park / S Rim Trail
Hike on S Rim Trail for a visually spectacular experience, with many waterfalls large and small cutting through the rocky hills. Climb to Artist Point for an open view of the valley, and look out for wildlife, such as bison. Talk to the park rangers for information about the plant and animal life, as well as the history of the park and the trail itself. Alternatively, choose a ranger-guided hike, where they give out information as you pass the important spots on the trail. The route, mostly paved, is easy enough for walkers of all skill levels. Arrange to visit S Rim Trail and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park using our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.
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S Rim Trail reviews
The trail is amazing: the meadows, the hot springs and fumaroles, the ponds, the path along the grand Yellowstone canyon
The trail is amazing: the meadows, the hot springs and fumaroles, the ponds, the path along the grand Yellowstone canyon more »
We did a great circuit up the rim and then through some thermal areas and past a Lake. Great walk, don't just go to the view points, walking the whole rim gives a much better sense and it is less...
We did a great circuit up the rim and then through some thermal areas and past a Lake. Great walk, don't just go to the view points, walking the whole rim gives a much better sense and it is less... more »
The south rim trail is a great way to enjoy Yellowstone falls. The trail itself is not hard but there are some sections that are steep and have a descent elevation change to them. But nothing to hard for even the little hikers to handle. The trial also has some sections where there is no guard and you are right next to the cliff. So keep eagle eye on the dare devils. As you hike towards artist point you keep getting more and more glimpses of Yellowstone falls behind you. The trial is also far enough from the road you can hear the roar of the falls, the river below, and the sounds of nature around you. That ia if you can keep the kids from running back and forth on the trial :-) If doing the hike to and from artist point the hike back is just as enjoyable as you are moving towards the falls and hearing it getting louder and louder.
This is a great hike. It's not that long and the elevation changes aren't too bad great views of the river up close if you hop down on the trail above the upper falls.
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