buffalo ranch) on your left, but a couple of miles before pebble creek campground. Click Here to find an interactive map for Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone River Picnic Area Trail, although it will take you over 14 miles to reach the Yellowstone River Picnic Area Trail. This is truly a hiking trail that opens up lots of opportunities for back country exploration. You can go as far on the trail as you would like, we only ventured about a mile onto the trail and then returned because we didn't want to deal with the herds of buffalo on the trails in that section on the Lamar Valley.
Rating: Elevation Gain: 250 ft. (Easy), Distance: 1 Mile Roundtrip (Easy). Note: you can make this hike much more strenuous by exploring further into the wilderness. Remember for any back country camping you need a permit from the park service.
Time to Complete Hike: Variable depends on how far you go on the trail.
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