Uncle Tom's Trail, Yellowstone National Park

4.7
Enjoy some of the greatest views of Lower Yellowstone Falls by hiking Uncle Tom's Trail. One of Yellowstone National Park's more famous trails, the trek takes you 150 m (500 ft) down the canyon to the viewing platform, which affords unmatched views of the base of the waterfall and the chance to grasp its full might. More than 300 stairs cover the majority of the trail, which makes the descent much easier. However the steep incline and the altitude of 2,400 m (8,000 ft) can make climbing back up quite strenuous for inexperienced hikers and people with serious health conditions. Make sure to bring adequate clothing and footwear, and pace yourself carefully so you don't get exhausted. With our world travel planner, Yellowstone National Park attractions like Uncle Tom's Trail can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • You almost have to wear ear plugs as the water plunges down to the bottom and as you watch the water vaporize into mist.  more »
  • We were disappointed that this was closed during our vacation. It was something we were really looking forward to. I totally understand that if it needs repairs, those need to be done to ensure safety...  more »
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  • Very nice trail
  • Uncle Tom's just reopened after a remodel great views
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