Solitary Geyser Trail

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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0.5-1h
Distance
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2.6 km
Elevation
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50 m
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The Solitary Geyser Trail is a lovely hike in Yellowstone National Park. This trail passes by the iconic Old Faithful Geyser. This route is family-friendly and appropriate for hikers of all skill levels.

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Route Description for Solitary Geyser Trail

The Solitary Geyser Trail is a short and sweet hike in Yellowstone National Park. This trail gets very popular, especially during the tourist season. If you are visiting Yellowstone in the summertime, we recommend heading out on this trail early in the morning to beat the crowds. The Solitary Geyser Trail gives you great views of the iconic Old Faithful. Old Faithful erupts approximately 20 times a day on a fairly predictable schedule. Make sure you time your hike along the Solitary Geyser Trail to catch Old Faithful in action.

Beginning at Old Faithful Lodge, follow the boardwalk as it curves around the east side of Old Faithful, then take the Upper Geyser Hill Trail across the Firehole River. On the other side of the river, take the path on your right to loop around the Observation Point Trail counterclockwise.

When you find yourself back at the Firehole River, simply retrace your steps back to Old Faithful Lodge, where you began.

Getting to the Solitary Geyser Trail Trailhead

This hike begins at the Old Faithful Lodge.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    May to October

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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