Hike to Lost Creek Falls, Yellowstone NP
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Added by Chema Domenech
An easy hike to a 40-foot waterfall along Lost Creek. This is one Yellowstone’s most secluded waterfalls with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife and wildflowers.
This 1 mile hike begins behind the Roosevelt Lodge in the Tower-Roosevelt area of Yellowstone. There is plenty of parking in the area. After you park your car start heading behind the gift shop. Once you find the trail, hike about a tenth of a mile to a bulletin board. The trail here splits in two; keep left to stay along the creek.
After the split, the trail continues for about a 0.3 miles along the creek. If the trail looks more like a narrow path with overgrowing vegetation, don’t worry you are on the right track. Deer usually like to come down to take a drink at the creek so keep your eyes open. Bears have been encountered from time to time so make sure you have your bear spray handy and hike with a buddy or two.
About a half mile into the trail you will hear and see the falls. At this point, the trail pretty much disappears and you have to climb over a few rocks and cross the creek a few times if you want to get all the way to the base of the falls.
When you reach the falls take time to enjoy this secluded area and the sound of falling water.
- Hiking Shoes
- Bear Spray
- Another Human
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