Bacon Rind Creek Trail

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6.9 km
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62 m
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The Bacon Rind Creek Trail is an easy hike on the western edge of Yellowstone National Park. This trail is family-friendly and great for kids of all ages. The path along Bacon Rind Creek is a great place to spy wildlife, including deer, elk, and even wolves.

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Route Description for Bacon Rind Creek Trail

The Bacon Rind Creek Trail is a great hike for the whole family. This trail is a prime habitat for large animals such as wolves, elk, and bears. Before you set out on the trail, ensure that everyone in your hiking party is familiar with bear safety protocols. At least one member of your group should carry bear spray. If you do see animals, do not feed them, and always admire them from a safe distance. With lovely views throughout and relatively low traffic year-round, this trail is a great place to escape the crowds of Yellowstone and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Wyoming wilderness. For a special experience, we recommend heading out on this hike in the summertime when the area is peppered with wildflowers.

Beginning at the Bacon Rind Trailhead, follow the path as it runs parallel to Bacon Rind Creek.

3.4 km from the trailhead, you will reach the Yellowstone Park boundary; this is a good spot to turn around and head back to the Bacon Rind Trailhead, where you began.

Getting to the Bacon Rind Creek Trail Trailhead

This hike begins at the Bacon Rind Trailhead just off of Gallatin Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground


  • When to do

    May to September

  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly


  • Route Signage


  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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