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    Thunderer Cutoff Trail

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    15.8 km
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    967 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Thunderer Cutoff Trail is a challenging route in Yellowstone National Park. This trail is rugged and not well marked; folks who wish to hike this trail should be familiar with route-finding. This trail sees little traffic year-round, so it’s a great place to go for some solo adventure time in the Wyoming wilderness.

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    Route Description for Thunderer Cutoff Trail

    The Thunderer Cutoff Trail is a rugged adventure in Yellowstone National Park. This trail travels through bear country. Before heading out, brush up on your bear safety knowledge. At least one member of your hiking party should carry a canister of bear spray and know how to use it properly. With low traffic year-round and incredible mountain views, the Thunderer cutoff trail is a great place to go for a hike away from the crowds and tourists. If you are an experienced hiker looking for a fun adventure, this is a great trail for you.

    Beginning at the Thunderer Trailhead, follow the path east to Cache Creek. Once you reach cache creek, turn back and retrace your steps back to the Thunderer Trailhead where you began.

    If you are looking for an easier hike in the area, check out the Trout Lake Loop nearby.

    Getting to the Thunderer Cutoff Trail Trailhead

    This hike begins at the Thunderer Trailhead on the side of Northeast Entrance Road, just north of the Pebble creek campground.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do

      May to September

    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      Out and back

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