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Beaver Ponds Loop Trail

Near Mammoth, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Incredible hike

This has become my wife and I's favorite hike in the park. If you want complete solitude, great... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Dalton, Ohio
Exhilirating Yellowstone hike

I began from the Mammoth visitor centre with my family in July 2017. The day was perfect as it was... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Ken S
Langley City, Canada
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At just over 5 miles, this trail offers visitors intimate views of Yellowstone's peaks, ponds, meadows and wildlife.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Near Mammoth, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This has become my wife and I's favorite hike in the park. If you want complete solitude, great wildlife viewing, and beautiful scenery, this hike has it all for you. Be extremely careful on this hike though and bring bear spray. The first quarter of...More

Thank Bbear44
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I began from the Mammoth visitor centre with my family in July 2017. The day was perfect as it was cool and cloudy, threatening a thunderstorm. In the end only a few big drops fell. This hike crosses several types of terrain. We did not...More

1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Everybody told us there were bears (we didn't see one) and we turned back after +- half of it,, I guess, after the first (disappointing) pond

2  Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you can go with a group led by a Ranger! Theres a lot to see and tons to learn so going with a guide really makes the experience better.

2  Thank Norman B
Reviewed 9 October 2016

It's a very nice walk of about 5 miles, only mildly strenuous. However, the last mile and a half (roughly) is completely exposed if you go clockwise. So if you do the walk in the morning you'll reach the exposed section at midday--not nice. Go...More

3  Thank straightouttacamden
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The fist part is very challenging , but it gets easier , start early 8am to increase ur chance to spot a bever plan on talking lots of water, snacks and a lunch to have by the ponds.. We did lots of different animals tracks,which...More

Thank 278Turner1974
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We left Mammoth and joined the trail behind the hotel. Enjoyed the views of Gardiner and tried to pick out where we were staying. Probably did an English ramble rather than a hike as everything is different and therefore of interest to us. We saw...More

Thank Kelvin L
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Followed the gentler CCW path beginning behind the hotel. As other reviews have noted it as kind of confusing, take the path across the old dirt road. Also at the end, while going CCW, there is a very steep switchback which heads north and then...More

1  Thank dixiedually
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't get to hike the whole trail because it started raining a mile into it and my son wanted to turn back, but the part we did hike was beautiful! The view once you reach the top of the switchbacks is gorgeous, and the...More

Thank sarahbutcher27
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This hike has a fairly strenuous start but soon levels out and is a lovely stroll thereafter. The 5-mile loop is a mix or forest and meadow - with the last beaver pond providing a lovely spot for a picnic lunch.

1  Thank AlisonandColin
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