Sentinel Meadows

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Elevation Gain194ft
Trailhead Elevation7,182ft
Elevation Min/Max7181/7246ft
Elevation Start/End7182/7182ft

Sentinel Meadows

Sentinel Meadows is a hiking trail in Teton County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 7,182 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 194 feet. This trail connects with the following: Fountain Flat Drive, Imperial Meadows and Og1.

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Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"The hike thorough Sentinel Meadows leads to Queens Laundry, a small thermal area also known as Red Terrace Spring. In the 1880s, the spring at the west end of the meadow was used as a bathing area. A log bath house was built and the structure still remains. Sentinel Creek weaves thorough the meadow. This hike follows the flat open meadow, passing numerous hot spring mounds. Hiking directions: From the parking pullout, head north across a wooden bridge into the lodgepole pine forest to a trail split a short distance ahead. Bear to the left, along the west side of Ice Lake, to a junction with the Howard Eaton Trail. Take the right fork along the north shore of the lake. Continue past the lake to a crossing of the Gibbon River. Downfall logs can be used to cross. At 2.3 miles is a junction with the Wolf Lake Trail."
Hiking Yellowstone National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"A long, flat, hot loop with a lot of backcountry thermal features along the way."

Sentinel Meadows Trip Reports

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easy starter trail with upclose views of some thermal features. Walk through graveyard of burned lodgepole pine skeletons--very eerie.

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Yellowstone National Park
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Trails Illustrated Old Faithful; USGS Lower Geyser Basin
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