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Lost Creek Falls – Yellowstone National Park
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Overview
Location

Yellowstone National Park

Sights

Forest, Waterfall

Distance

0.5 Miles round trip

Elevation Gain/Loss

100

Time Required

20-60 Minutes

Pets

No

Fees

Yellowstone entry fee

Water Info

Lots

Best Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Condition

Dirt path with some rocks

Restrooms

At Roosevelt Lodge

Camping

Nearby

Driving Directions



The Trail:

Lost Creek Falls is a beautiful, unknown, and fairly easily accessed waterfall in Yellowstone. I have now been to the falls twice and never seen another person. I love Yellowstone and I love it even more when I can escape the crowds. This trail is a very easy half mile round trip hike. You will gain about 100 feet of elevation meaning this hike is suitable for most and is great for families. There is a little scrambling over logs and rocks. The trail starts right in the back yard of the Roosevelt Lodge. The lodge is located right by the turn for Lamar Valley which is between the Mammoth, and Tower area. There is a large trailhead sign to point you in the right direction to the falls. This hike goes right through one of the best areas in the park for both black and grizzly bears. Do not do this without bear spray. Bears are in the area daily so its always better to be safe than sorry.

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The trail is in shade and thick forest the entire way and is very beautiful! It follows Lost Creek the entire way.

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After 10-15 minutes you will see the falls come into view. It is a single waterfall that I would guess is about 40 feet tall.

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The Return:

You will return to the parking lot the same way you came. It is very easy.

Personal Thoughts:

This is a must stop if you are in the area. Its beautiful, uncrowded, and has lots of shade all year.

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About The Author
Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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