Garnet Hill Loop

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Elevation Gain2,559ft
Trailhead Elevation6,262ft
Elevation Min/Max5873/6368ft
Elevation Start/End6262/6262ft

Garnet Hill Loop

Garnet Hill Loop is a hiking trail in Park County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 8.1 miles long and begins at 6,262 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,559 feet. The Tower Junction fuel and the Restroom can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: One Hour Horse Ride Trail, Hellroaring Creek and Connector Horse Trail.

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Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"A good choice for early-season day hike. This is a great choice for an early-season hike. Snow usually leaves the area in May, and if you hike around Garnet Hill early in the year, you can see an abundance of early-season wildflowers like balsamroot and bitterroot. Later, lupine lines the trail, and you might find a few patches of unpicked wild raspberries. The horse concession at Roosevelt Lodge heavily uses short sections at the beginning and end of this route, but most of it is a terrific hiking trail. Every summer day you can see pack trains of tourists and stagecoaches traveling into a permanent camp for a barbecue." Read more

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Trail Information

Yellowstone National Park
Nearby City
Yellowstone National Park
Skill Level
Trails Illustrated Tower/Canyon; USGS Tower Junction
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