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    Brink of the Upper Yellowstone Falls

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    Very Easy
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    0.5 km
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    12 m
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    The hike to the Brink of the Upper Yellowstone Falls is a short and easy trail with incredible views. This route is mostly paved and is both wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly. This hike is perfect for any age and any skill level and delivers jaw-dropping views.

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    Route Description for Brink of the Upper Yellowstone Falls

    The Brink of the Upper Yellowstone Falls Trail is a popular route in Yellowstone National Park. This trail may not be a grand adventure but is well worth a visit. This trail is wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly, so it’s a great route for the whole family regardless of age or ability. With spectacular views of Yellowstone Falls, the Brink of Upper Falls Trail is a must-do on your visit to Yellowstone National Park.

    Beginning at the trailhead, follow the path southeast to the overlook. Soak in the incredible views of the falls, and be sure to snap a few photos before turning around and returning to the trailhead.

    If you are looking for more to explore in the area, check out the North Rim Trail, Red Rock Point, Lookout Point, and Grand View Trail nearby.

    Getting to the Brink of the Upper Yellowstone Falls Trailhead

    This hike begins at the end of Brink of Upper Falls Road, on the east side of Grand Loop Road, approximately 2.7 km south of Canyon Village.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do

      June to October

    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      Out and back

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