It's a very nice walk of about 5 miles, only mildly strenuous. However, the last mile and a half (roughly) is completely exposed if you go clockwise. So if you do the walk in the morning you'll reach the exposed section at midday--not nice. Go the other way. If you're setting off in the afternoon, clockwise would be best.
We left Mammoth and joined the trail behind the hotel. Enjoyed the views of Gardiner and tried to pick out where we were staying. Probably did an English ramble rather than a hike as everything is different and therefore of interest to us. We saw three snakes but no other wildlife even so it was enjoyed by all
Followed the gentler CCW path beginning behind the hotel. As other reviews have noted it as kind of confusing, take the path across the old dirt road. Also at the end, while going CCW, there is a very steep switchback which heads north and then turn you around to south and the end of the trail at Liberty Cap. The... 更多
We didn't get to hike the whole trail because it started raining a mile into it and my son wanted to turn back, but the part we did hike was beautiful! The view once you reach the top of the switchbacks is gorgeous, and the kids loved the little bridges at the beginning of the hike. We saw 4 elk...two... 更多
The trail is a bit confusing to get to the trail head. After ascending on the trail there are many other smaller trails that lead to various lookouts or different paths that I didn't have the slightest clue which it lead to. After much detouring than finally arriving at the correct trail, we were derailed by a bull elk. We... 更多
This is a nice five mile loop trail that takes you through different terrain. It's a great introduction to hiking in Yellowstone. It has some nice views and in late June and early July has beautiful wild flowers.
The landscape along the trail is diverse with beautiful grasslands, ponds and forests. The Pond at the far end is beautiful. We were surprised to see a badger there. It is a good hike to do with children. Not to steep and no dangerous cliffs or anything like that.
We really enjoyed beaver ponds trail, very pleasant stroll for our first hike in yellowstone. I don't think it was too strenuous, though only being at elevation for a day, and having taken the loop the hard way (starting behind the hotel) we did find it a bit hard going at times - the up just never seemed to stop!... 更多
This is such a peaceful and beautiful walk. As it is in the North end of the park, we hardly saw other people. We came across an area with about 20-25 elk grazing. We went up the trail next to Minerva which seemed a little steep for me, but I was happy to come down the trail behind the lodge.... 更多
We really enjoyed this hike. It isn't too difficult (we did some really difficult ones at Yellowstone) and offers a great variety in landscapes. We saw some elk, beautiful birds ... It starts at Mammoth Hot Springs, so afterwards you can take a (free!) shower at the Mammoth Hot Springs hotel (just ask at the reception).