Specimen Creek

Yellowstone National Park, Montana

Elevation Gain2,833ft
Trailhead Elevation6,913ft
Elevation Min/Max6913/9310ft
Elevation Start/End6913/6913ft

Specimen Creek

Specimen Creek is a hiking trail in Gallatin County and Park County, Montana. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 8.1 miles long and begins at 6,913 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,833 feet. This trail connects with the following: Crescent Lake-High Lake, Sportsman Lake, We4, We5, We7 and Sky Rim.

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Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"The nearly flat Specimen Creek Trail follows Specimen Creek up the canyon thorough a mature forest dominated by lodgepole pines. This beautiful drainage crosses bridges over feeder streams to an open meadow at the confluence of the North Fork and East Fork of Specimen Creek. The meadow is frequented by elk and moose."

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Nice and easy stroll through some beautiful meadows and woodlands. Be sure to take time to head uphill when the trail ends. A lot of terrific petrified wood discoveries along with some fascinating fossils.

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Trail Information

Yellowstone National Park
Nearby City
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park; Avalanche advisory (406)-587-6981
Local Contacts
U.S.G.S. Big Horn Peak - Trails Illustrated Mammoth Hot Springs
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