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    Cygnet Lakes Trail

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    13.2 km
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    118 m
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    The Cygnet Lakes Trail is a lovely hike in Yellowstone National Park. This trail travels through varied terrain, including burnt forest with fresh growth, old stands of lodgepole pine, and fields of wildflowers. The Cygnet Lakes trail is recommended for moderately experienced hikers and families with older children.

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    Route Description for Cygnet Lakes Trail

    The Cygnet Lakes Trail is a beautiful hike in the heart of Yellowstone National Park. This trail is moderately challenging with uneven terrain. Proper hiking footwear is essential, and we recommend bringing along a set of hiking poles for some extra support. With relatively low traffic year-round, the Cygnet Lakes Trail is the perfect place to enjoy some peace and solitude in the beautiful Wyoming wilderness.

    Beginning at the Cygnet Lakes trailhead, follow the well-marked trail southwest to the Cygnet Lakes wetland.

    The Cygnet Lakes wetland is a great place to bird-watch or catch sight of larger mammals, including elk and even moose. When you are ready to head home, simply retrace your steps back to the Cygnet Lakes Trailhead, where you began.

    Getting to the Cygnet Lakes Trail Trailhead

    This hike begins at the Cygnet Lakes Trailhead on Norris Canyon Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do

      May to September

    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage


    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      Out and back

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