Here for an interactive map of Yellowstone National Park. There is plenty of parking available at the Towers Falls Store for this hike. There is an entrance fee for Yellowstone National Park, but no permit is required to hike to Tower Falls.
Description of Trail: The hiking trail to Tower Falls is well maintained and is heavily used during the summer months as the Tower Fall's Store is a popular stopping spot for people going around the park. The hiking trail begins at the Tower Falls Store parking area, near the restrooms. There are signs indicating the start of the trail. A paved path takes you from the Tower Falls store to an overlook, which provides a great perspective of the 132 foot waterfall. The trail from there takes you all the way down to the Yellowstone river via several switchbacks to get a closer look of the river and the waterfall. The hike from the scenic vista to the Yellowstone River is approximately 1/3 a mile each way and the overlooks is approximately 300 feet above the Yellowstone River. This is an out and back hike.
Rating: Elevation Gain: 300 ft. (Easy), Distance: 1 Mile Roundtrip (Easy).
Time to Complete Hike: 30 - 45 minutes.
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July 19, 2013 (This Post)
MORE TRAIL WRITE-UPS ON YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
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