Category: Tower-Roosevelt Area

YELLOWSTONE RIVER PICNIC AREA TRAIL

Trailhead: 1.25 miles  NE of Tower Junction on the road to the NE Entrance Distance: 3.7 miles (5.9 km) roundtrip Level of difficulty: Moderately strenuous   A moderate trail which starts at the Yellowstone River Picnic Area and rises up to the eastern lip of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, following the rim of […]

SPECIMEN RIDGE TRAIL

Trailhead: 2.5 miles east of Tower Junction Distance: 1 to 11 miles one way Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult   This is a moderate trail which takes one to the lip of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone at the one mile point, then turns to the east and gradually climbs through sagebrush and […]

MOUNT WASHBURN TRAIL

Trailhead #1: Chittenden Road Parking Area, 8.7 miles (13.9 km) Trailhead #2: Dunraven Pass Parking Area, 13.6 miles south of Tower Junction Distance: 6 miles (9.6 km) roundtrip Level of difficulty: Moderately strenuous One of the most popular hikes in Yellowstone, the Mt. Washburn trail offers expansive views of the eastern side of the park […]

LOST LAKE TRAIL

Trailhead: Behind Roosevelt Lodge Distance: 4 miles (6.4 km) roundtrip Level of difficulty: Moderately strenuous This moderately strenuous trail starts behind Roosevelt Lodge (Tower Junction) and goes into the forested hillside and climbs some 300 feet before coming to a fork. Take the west fork, which leads to Lost Lake in about a quarter of […]

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