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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Great getaway from the crowds

My partner and I hiked this trail just last week and saw about a dozen other hikers the whole day. We started with Bunsen Peak and made our way down the partially snow-covered... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2016
Amelia G
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

My partner and I hiked this trail just last week and saw about a dozen other hikers the whole day. We started with Bunsen Peak and made our way down the partially snow-covered backside to the Osprey Falls trail. We heard later on that some other hikers got lost coming down Bunsen Peak, so be warned, but to us it... More 

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Yellowstone National Park attracts millions of visitors every year. Fortunately for people like me and my wife, most of them restrict their visits to the big attractions. It is easy to leave the crowds behind by hitting a backcountry hiking trail. We started our 9 mile round trip hike to Ospey Falls at 7AM in the at the parking lot... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

After walking each of the short trails the Park service represents in a Yellowstone day hike sampler, this walk proved to be the longest single day hike I've ever done with my wife! It was challenging for her but we both agreed, looking up at this 46 m fall from the bottom of the canyon was breathtakingly perhaps the most... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

Let me just tell you about Osprey Falls. When you first start out on Osprey Falls Trail, it is deceptively easy. The first 3 miles are relatively flat and along a dirt road. Soon, you get to the sign that says Osprey Falls 1.4 miles. You'd think this would be a piece of cake because it's all down hill. You... More 

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1 Thank Katie M
East Earl, Pennsylvania
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557 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Enjoyed the Osprey Falls Trail. First saw an Osprey when rafting the Snake River and they are truly magnificant to see. Falls are also a great wonder!

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Thank Bluebirdsinging
London
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

We found that any hike we did in the park we only saw a few people and it was great to see parts of the park that most people don't bother with. We did this trail after hiking up Bunsen Peak and walking down the other side, which is marked to Osprey Falls. You need sturdy shoes as the trail... More 

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1 Thank SarahandPaolo
Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

The hiking guidebook made this hike seem like it was going to be really tough, with an 800 ft descent into the canyon and an equal climb out. The hike is as advertised a full 9.2 miles so it isn't a shorty but it wasn't as strenuous as the guidebook led us to believe. The initial 3 miles or so... More 

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10 Thank Alan B
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

This is a challenging hike, but well worth the effort! Lots of wildlife (bring bear spray) and very picturesque. Recommend bringing a snack to eat next to the waterfall.

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New Orleans
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2012

Osprey Falls Trail in Yellowstone National Park is not a walk in the park. It's pretty steep, going down into the Sheepeater Canyon.The falls at the bottom are quite lovely, and well worth the hike. You'll want to bring lots of water and make sure you have sturdy shoes. The elevation and dry climate in Yellowstone can be dangerous to... More 

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8 Thank theonemule
Washington State
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

This is a truly great hike. NOT for beginners if you bring kids keep a CLOSE eye on them as a trip and fall on this trail would mean a tragic accident. You can see a nice piece of Yellowstone Backcountry on this day hike. Start out in the morning (for real in the summer it get hot, and its... More 

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