West Thumb, WY Trails and Parks

West Thumb has 14 trails in the vicinity, including 10 hiking trails and 4 for scenic drives. These trails range from 0.6 to 22 miles in length. The most popular trails are Lone Star Geyser Trail, West Thumb Geyser Basin and Upper Geyser Basin - The Boardwalks at Old Faithful. Trails.com member Reid E. recently completed Observation Point Loop - Upper Geyser Basin.
  • Upper Geyser Basin - The Boardwalks at Old Faithful

    3 Reviews

    West Thumb, WY

    Although this is not a backcountry hike, except for the Observation Point trail, it is magnificent and a favorite Yellowstone hike. The Upper Geyser Basin contains the largest group of geysers ...
    •  3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Although this is not a backcountry hike, except for the Observation Point trail, it is magnificent and a favorite Yellowstone ...

  • West Thumb Geyser Basin

    1 Reviews

    West Thumb, WY

    This relatively flat boardwalk loops around a varied geyser basin, a volcanic caldera within a caldera, and past some of the park’s most colorful hot springs. Though they aren’t the most volatile ...
    •  less than 1 hour
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This relatively flat boardwalk loops around a varied geyser basin, a volcanic caldera within a caldera, and past some of ...

  • Duck Lake

    0 Reviews

    West Thumb, WY

    A short day hike to a large lake.
    •  30- 45 minutes
    •  0.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A short day hike to a large lake.

  • Fishing Bridge to West Thumb

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    West Thumb, WY

    A visit to a beautiful old hotel in a pristine setting, and a 21-mile tour along the forested western shore of Yellowstone Lake to a fascinating geyser basin nestled along the shoreline.
    •  45 minutes
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    A visit to a beautiful old hotel in a pristine setting, and a 21-mile tour along the forested western shore of Yellowstone ...

  • South Entrance to West Thumb

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    West Thumb, WY

    If you approach Yellowstone from Grand Teton National Park via the Rockefeller Memorial Parkway, the South Entrance Road takes you about 22 miles through lodgepole pine forest, by marshy meadows ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    If you approach Yellowstone from Grand Teton National Park via the Rockefeller Memorial Parkway, the South Entrance Road ...

  • West Thumb to Old Faithful

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    West Thumb, WY

    A 17-mile jaunt through forested hills that twice crosses the Continental Divide. Expansive views of lakes, waterfalls, and forested hills; at the end awaits the indomitable Old Faithful. Special ...
    •  35 to 40 minutes
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    A 17-mile jaunt through forested hills that twice crosses the Continental Divide. Expansive views of lakes, waterfalls, and ...

  • South Entrance to West Thumb

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    West Thumb, WY

    If you approach Yellowstone from Grand Teton National Park via the Rockefeller Memorial Parkway, the South Entrance road takes you about 22 miles through lodgepole pine forest, by marshy meadows ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    If you approach Yellowstone from Grand Teton National Park via the Rockefeller Memorial Parkway, the South Entrance road ...

  • Heart Lake & Mt. Sheridan

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    West Thumb, WY

    This demanding dayhike or more relaxed overnight trip is popular due to its wide range of attractions, including intriguing geysers and hot springs; the chance to bag a major peak; and inviting, ...
    •  1–2 days
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    This demanding dayhike or more relaxed overnight trip is popular due to its wide range of attractions, including intriguing ...

  • Observation Point Loop - Upper Geyser Basin

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    West Thumb, WY

    The trail to Observation Point begins at Old Faithful in the Upper Geyser Basin. The trail crosses a bridge over the Firehole River and climbs to a magnificent overlook on a rhyolitic rock outcropping. ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail to Observation Point begins at Old Faithful in the Upper Geyser Basin. The trail crosses a bridge over the Firehole ...

  • West Thumb Geyser Basin

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    West Thumb, WY

    The West Thumb Geyser Basin sits on the circular bay of West Thumb at the far west end of Yellowstone Lake. The small but diverse geyser basin is the largest basin on the shore of the lake, with ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The West Thumb Geyser Basin sits on the circular bay of West Thumb at the far west end of Yellowstone Lake. The small but ...

  • Lone Star Geyser Trail

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    West Thumb, WY

    This beautiful, near-level hike parallels the Firehole River all the way to Lone Star Geyser. There are few people here, and the area is undeveloped, making this more of a wilderness experience. ...
    •  2 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This beautiful, near-level hike parallels the Firehole River all the way to Lone Star Geyser. There are few people here, ...

  • Riddle Lake Trail

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    West Thumb, WY

    The Riddle Lake Trail is an easy hike thorough a lodgepole forest and meadows patterned with streams. Although the hike is level, Riddle Lake is located only one mile from the Continental Divide. ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Riddle Lake Trail is an easy hike thorough a lodgepole forest and meadows patterned with streams. Although the hike is ...

  • Yellowstone Lake Overlook

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    West Thumb, WY

    The Yellowstone Lake Overlook is an easy hike to a knoll with commanding views of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake, Duck Lake, the West Thumb Geyser Basin and the Absaroka Range. The trail ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Yellowstone Lake Overlook is an easy hike to a knoll with commanding views of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake, Duck ...

  • Duck Lake

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    West Thumb, WY

    Duck Lake is a 37-acre lake that sits in a deep basin at West Thumb, less than 0.2 miles from Yellowstone Lake. This half-mile trail follows a ridge between the two lakes with scenic views of ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Duck Lake is a 37-acre lake that sits in a deep basin at West Thumb, less than 0.2 miles from Yellowstone Lake. This half-mile ...