Trailhead: 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Canyon Junction on the Norris-Canyon Road
Distance: 6 miles (9.7 km) roundtrip
Level of Difficulty: Moderately easy
Mainly used by fishermen and backpackers, this trail goes to Grebe Lake, which (along with Wolf Lake) make up the headwaters of the Gibbon River system. The lake is home to the Artic Grayling, a rare and unusual looking fish native to Yellowstone. Various waterfowl (ducks, loons, gulls and swans) also frequent the lake. The trail winds through both meadows and forest, much of it burned by the fires of 1988. Beginning on an old road bed, the trail eventually narrows into a footpath through the lodge pole pine forest. Deer and moose are oftentimes spotted along the trail and at the Lake. Be prepared for heavy concentrations of mosquitoes in June and July.
Pictured above: Moose on the shore of Grebe Lake. Photo by Bruce Gourley.