Black Canyon Trail

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Key information: Black Canyon Trail

  • Follow this trail over open meadows (full of wildflowers during mid-summer), before dropping deep into the spectacular Black canyon of the huge Yellowstone river.
  • Walk alongside creeks, see a lake formed during the last ice age and admire the thunderous Knowles Falls.
  • Odd geological formations and the evidence of past hot springs add interest to the hike.
  • This is a remote walk, on which you will have to be self sufficient and where bears can cause real problems. Come prepared.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating84
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest0
  • Charisma34
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating84
  • Note: Negs: unpredictable weather

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 20km
  • 6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude: Not significant
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

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