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Hiking Yellowstone National Park
by Bill Schneider (Falcon Guides)
A popular day hike on a well-maintained trail with a great view of Yellowstone Lake.
Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park
by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
This trail thorough a dense forest climbs 800 feet up the elephant's back -- a mountain shaped like an elephant from the aerial view. The highlight of this hike is a magnificent overlook of Yellowstone Lake and its beautiful green islands. From the overlook, Pelican Valley can be seen to the left while the Absaroka Mountain Range reaches skyward behind the lake.
Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks
by Andrew Dean Nystrom (Wilderness Press)
A popular family outing from Lake Village, this rewarding trail climbs gently through old-growth lodgepole pine forest, then loops around steeply to a picnic-worthy overlook with a sweeping panoramic view of Yellowstone Lake and beyond to the Absarokas.
This is a nice hike up some well maintained trail to a great view. The hike is not hard, nor is the route finding. Once you reach the top there is a magnificent view of Yellowstone lake and the surrounding area. The lake lodge in the foreground kind of ruins the shot, but if you frame your picture right you can cover it with a pine tree. It is and easy, yet rewarding hike.
A fairly easy climb to a wonderful view across Yellowstone Lake to the Absaroka Mountains. Heavy snowfall and a late spring conspired to leave snow up to two feet deep on some of the shadier parts of the trail, but the south-facing view-point was snow-free.
This was a great hike with a well marked trail through pretty dense forest. The last 1/4 mile of the hike was in knee deep snow. The view from the top is excellent of Lake Yellowstone and the surrounding area.
This is in my top 5 favorite hikes. The hike is not hard, but for beginner hikers, this could kind of strenous. But the reward at the top is worth it. It is absolutely beautiful at the top where you see yellowstone lake surrounded by numerous mountains(including avalanche peak). This is a must do hike in yellowstone. I worked in yellowstone in the summer of 2001, and i did it twice.
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