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    Tower Falls Trail

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    1.4 km
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    77 m
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    The Tower Falls Trail is a popular route in Yellowstone National Park. This short trail brings you to a viewpoint overlooking the falls which drop 40 m down Tower Creek. The Tower falls trail is steep in some sections, but overall a family-friendly hike that is appropriate for most kids.

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    Route Description for Tower Falls Trail

    The Tower Falls Trail is a lovely hike in Yellowstone National Park. It should be noted that this trail does not bring you to the falls themselves but to a viewpoint overlooking the falls. The Tower Falls is an incredible 40 m waterfall that drops down Tower Creek, a tributary of the Yellowstone River. Be sure to bring a camera with you on this hike to capture some incredible photos of these impressive waterfalls.

    To hike to the tower falls overlook, begin at the Tower Falls Trailhead and follow the path for just 0.2 km. The trail continues on from the overlook for another 0.5 km to Tower Creek, but most folks just turn back after stopping at the overlook for a few photos.

    If you are looking for more to explore in the area, check out the Lost Lake Loop nearby.

    Getting to the Tower Falls Trail Trailhead

    This trail begins at the Tower Falls Trailhead just behind the Tower Fall General Store on Grand Loop Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do

      May to October

    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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