This trail climbs 800 feet (244 m) in 1-½ miles (2.4 km) through the dense lodgepole forest. After 0.8 of a mile, the trail splits into a loop. The left fork is the shortest route to the top, though both join again at the overlook. The overlook provides a sweeping panoramic view of Yellowstone Lake and surrounding area.
Safety notes: Always be aware of your surroundings and look for signs of grizzly bears.
Trailheads: Pullout 1 mile (1.5 km) south of Fishing Bridge Junction.
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Last updated: October 22, 2019