Thing to Do

Seven Mile Hole Trail

The Yellowstone River rushes through a yellow rock canyon.

For the first 1-½ miles, you will walk near the canyon rim and have views of Silver Cord Cascade across the canyon. In another ½-mile, you will join the Washburn Spur Trail; after an additional ¾-mile turn right onto the trail to Seven Mile Hole, which drops more than 1,000 feet in 2.3 miles.

Safety notes: Watch your footing and conserve your energy. Be especially careful where the trail passes both dormant and active hot springs. Stay on the trail. The only reliable water source on the trail is the Yellowstone river. Check the Backcountry Situation Report for further information.

Trailheads: Glacial Boulder pullout on the road to Inspiration Point.

This is a 10-mile (16-kilometer) there-and-back trail that begins and ends at the same trailhead.
Strenuous hike
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
This trail is in the central part of the park, on the north side of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

Yellowstone National Park

The Yellowstone River rushes through a yellow wall canyon.
The Yellowstone River is the focus of this strenuous hike.

NPS/Jim Peaco

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Last updated: August 12, 2019