Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, Yellowstone National Park

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#14 of 22 in Trails in Yellowstone National Park
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Zigzag down the steep Brink of the Lower Falls Trail for an up-close view of the mighty river thunderously plunging into the colorful rock canyon. Being the first stop on the one-way North Rim Road, the 1.3 km (0.8 mi) trail remains very popular and often quite crowded. An observation platform perched at the top of the Lower Falls affords great photo opportunities of the waterfall and down the river. Watch your step and expect a slow hike down through, since the trail has steep drop-offs. Keep an eye open for birds and other wildlife along the way. Arrange to visit Brink of the Lower Falls Trail and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park using our Yellowstone National Park trip planning app.
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  • This is definitely a hiking trail and not an easy overlook, but having said that, most will be able to navigate the hike down to the falls viewpoint. While the view of the falls itself is somewhat...  more »
  • I wrote earlier this year that I feared it was closed till 2021 but the work period was much shorter than expected so I apologize for misinformation. I saw in early September it was wide open. This...  more »
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