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    Rescue Creek Trail

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    12.9 km
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    141 m
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    The Rescue Creek Trail is a lovely hike in Yellowstone National Park. This trail does not get a lot of traffic and can be a great place to enjoy the Wyoming wilderness in peace and solitude. This route is moderately challenging and can be done either as a day hike or an overnight backpacking trip by camping at the Rescue Creek campsite.

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    Route Description for Rescue Creek Trail

    The Rescue Creek Trail is a gorgeous point-to-point hike that crosses the Wyoming Montana border. This trail does not have a lot of shade on it, so lather on the sunscreen, wear a good sunhat and bring more water than you think you’ll need. The Rescue Creek Trail is moderately challenging, but this route is still appropriate for families with older children. Whether hiking this route as a day hike or extending it into an overnight backpacking trip, the Rescue Creek Trail is a lovely place to explore Yellowstone with loved ones.

    Beginning at the Blacktail Trailhead, follow the Blacktail Deer Creek Trail north for 1.3 km to a divide. At this divide, take the path on your left. Follow this path northwest along Rescue Creek all the way to the trail’s end at the Rescue Creek Trailhead.

    If you still have energy at the end of your hike, check out the Mammoth Terraces: Upper Terrace Loop Trail nearby to see some cool geothermal features before heading home.

    Getting to the Rescue Creek Trail Trailhead

    This hike begins at the Blacktail Trailhead and ends at the Rescue Creek Trailhead on Grand Loop Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Rescue Creek

    • When to do

      April to September

    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage


    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      One Way

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