8 Top-Rated Hiking Trails in Yellowstone National Park

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8 Slough Creek Trail

Slough Creek Trail

Venturing on the Slough Creek Trail in the northeast Tower-Roosevelt region of the park allows an out-and-back day hike or an exciting overnight adventure. Located within the Lamar Valley and the luscious meadows along Slough Creek, the Slough Creek Trail is a popular getaway for anglers and wildlife alike. While neither the bison or anglers are much for communicating their favorite spots off the walking path, the entire length of the trail is spectacular, revealing a less crowded, wide-open Yellowstone landscape. For those looking to camp along or near the Slough Creek Trail, backcountry permits are needed for overnight travel, and the primitive Slough Creek Campground adjacent to the trailhead has 16 sites available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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