Overview

Hype:

Uncle Tom's trail is a quick but strenuous hike that ends near the base of Lower Falls in Yellowstone National Park.

Trail Condition: Class 1 (Trail is either paved or gravel. Navigation skills are not needed because there is only one trail or because there are signs. Elevation gains are gradual or there are stairs.)

Time: 20 minutes

Length: 0.6 miles round trip

Fees: Entrance fee

Recommended Ages:

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20-49
50-69
70+

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Features:
  • Waterfalls

Getting There

Navigate to 44.715393, -110.496277.

Route

The following information was taken from the Canyon Area Trail Guide, which is available at several trailheads in the Canyon Area.

For an unparalleled canyon and waterfall experience, take a deep breath and descent this trail. A series of paved inclines and more than 300 steps lead you about 500 feet down into the canyon. Your destination is a platform from which you can see, hear, and feel the power of the Lower Falls. This strenuous trail is not recommended for people with heart, lung, or other health conditions. Much of the walk is constructed of perforated steel sheeting, so you should wear comfortable, flat-heeled walking shoes. Also watch out for ice in the early morning or in the spring or fall. Closed in winter and subject to closures in the spring and fall due to snow, ice, or other conditions.

Maps

Closest City or Region: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Coordinates: 44.715393, -110.496277

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July 13, 2011 Trip Report

By Jeremy Dye

Trip Members

Jeremy Dye, Tara Dye, Zac Dye, Bryce Ball,

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