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Distance:
1.2 Miles / 1.9 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Time to Hike:
~36 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Yellowstone National Park
Town:
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Directions:
44.715317, -110.495842
Added:
October 08, 2015
Updated:
January 11, 2024
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354 '

Total Change
368 '

Ascent
374 '

Descent

The Uncle Tom's Trail in Yellowstone National Park, is a 1.1 mile out-and-back trail that leads down to Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River at the Yellowstone Grand Canyon.

This GPS data covers slightly more than just the Uncle Tom's Trail - it also includes a portion of the South Rim Trail, which gives views to the Upper Falls on the Yellowstone River.

The staircase down Uncle Tom's trail to Lower Falls is very strenuous with about 350 steps and is not especially pleasing for people who are afraid of heights, but the view is worth every step.

This is one of the best hiking trails in Yellowstone National Park.

Explore 2 trails near Yellowstone National Park, WY
  1. Parking

    44.715317, -110.495842
  2. Main Trailhead

    44.714857, -110.496461
  3. Lower Yellowstone Falls

    44.717566, -110.494505
    Lower Yellowstone Falls
  4. Upper Yellowstone Falls

    44.71472, -110.497162
    Upper Yellowstone Falls
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1.2 miles / 1.9 km
Trail added
October 08, 2015
Hiked on
October 08, 2015
Updated on
January 11, 2024

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