Here for an interactive map of Yellowstone National Park to locate fishing bridge junction and the storm point hike. There is an entrance fee for Yellowstone National Park, but no permit is required to hike to Storm Point. The trailhead for the hike is located at roughly 7,700 feet.
Description of Hike: The Storm Point Hike is a loop hike on a virtually flat hiking trail to a wind swept point overlooking Lake Yellowstone. The hike begins by the west edge of Indian Pond, which is a popular bird watching site in the Lake Yellowstone area. The pond gets its name because it served as a historic camping area for Indian tribes. After going by Indian Pond, the trail goes through a short section of timber before taking a swing to the right and to Storm Point, which is a small rocky peninsula that juts out into Lake Yellowstone. The view at Storm Point is spectacular, with Stevenson Island and Mount Sheridan being to the south. The peninsula gets the name Storm Point from the fierce winds that hit this area by storms moving northeasterly through the park. After spending some time at Storm Point follow the trail back along the lake shore for about a half a mile before turning right through timber, and the trail will take you all the way back to the meadow where the trail began.
There is also the option to have a ranger led hike at this location. The ranger led hike will allow you to learn about the human and natural history of this area. Check out the Fishing Bridge Visitor Center or Lake Ranger Station for a schedule of the trips to Storm Point, during the summer they begin at 10:00 am. One of the things about this hike is the trail is often closed during late spring and early summer due to bear activity. If you are thinking about hiking this trail during these times, make sure to inquire with the Fishing Bridge Visitor Center about trail closures before hiking.
Rating: Elevation Gain: < 100 ft. (Easy), Distance: 2.3 Miles Roundtrip (Easy)
Time to Complete Hike: 1 - 2 hours.
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