South Boundary

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Distance8.2mi
Elevation Gain2,379ft
Trailhead Elevation6,893ft
Top7,725ft
Elevation Min/Max6893/7725ft
Elevation Start/End6893/6893ft

South Boundary

South Boundary is a hiking trail in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is within John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway and Yellowstone National Park. It is 8.2 miles long and begins at 6,893 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,379 feet. This trail connects with the following: Beula Lake.

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"The South Boundary Trail crosses the entire south end of Yellowstone National Park. This hike begins outside the south entrance gate of Yellowstone near the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway and parallels the south boundary of the national park. En route to South Boundary Lake, the trail passes Tanager Lake, a 32-acre lake in a boggy, wetland meadow. The bucolic meadow is an excellent place for spotting moose and observing birds. Three miles further west is South Boundary Lake, a forested 10-acre lake lined with pond lilies. The South Boundary Trail continues west, connecting with trails to the Pitchstone Plateau, Union Falls, and the Bechler Ranger Station." Read more
"The South Boundary Trail crosses the entire south end of Yellowstone National Park. This hike begins outside the south entrance gate of Yellowstone near the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway and parallels the south boundary of the national park. En route to South Boundary Lake, the trail passes Tanager Lake, a 32-acre lake in a boggy, wetland meadow. The bucolic meadow is an excellent place for spotting moose and observing birds. Three miles farther west is South Boundary Lake, a forested 1 0-acre lake lined with pond lilies." Read more
"South Boundary Lake is an oval-shaped, 1 0-acre lake on the south boundary of Yellowstone National Park. The forested lake is lined with pond lilies and rimmed with lodgepole pines. Utilizing the South Boundary Trail, South Boundary Lake can be accessed from the west—near Grassy Lake—or from the east, at the south entrance to Yellowstone (Hike 52). This hike begins from Grassy Lake and climbs over a small, forested ridge to the park boundary. The trail parallels the boundary to the south edge of the lake, following along the shoreline." Read more
"South Boundary Lake is an oval-shaped, 10-acre lake on the south boundary of Yellowstone National Park. The forested lake is lined with pond lilies and rimmed with lodgepole pines. Following the South Boundary Trail, the lake can be accessed from the west, near Grassy Lake, or from the east, at the south entrance to Yellowstone. This hike begins from Grassy Lake and climbs over a small, forested ridge to the park boundary. The trail parallels the boundary to the south edge of the lake, following the western shoreline." Read more

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Trail Information

Yellowstone National Park
Nearby City
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway
Parks
Yellowstone National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Grassy Lake Reservoir and Lewis Canyon, Trails Illustraited - Old Faithful/SW Yellowstone
Local Maps

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Dec 2018