Duck Lake Trail

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Elevation Gain195ft
Trailhead Elevation7,795ft
Elevation Min/Max7795/7895ft
Elevation Start/End7795/7795ft

Duck Lake Trail

Duck Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Teton County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 7,795 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 195 feet. The West Thumb Geyser Parking is near the trailhead.

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Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"Duck Lake is a 37-acre lake that sits in a deep basin at West Thumb, less than 0.2 miles from Yellowstone Lake. This half-mile trail follows a ridge between the two lakes with scenic views of the Absaroka Range across Yellowstone Lake. The trail begins adjacent to the West Thumb Geyser Basin, one of the smaller geyser basins in Yellowstone. A level half-mile boardwalk loops thorough the basin and along the shore of Yellowstone Lake."
Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"A short day hike to a large lake."

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Yellowstone National Park
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