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Elephant Back Mountain Trail

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters) Approximately
Elevation Gain: 800 Feet (249.4 Meters)
Length: 3 Miles (5.0 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer
TI Topo Maps: Yellowstone
USGS Map: Lake quad

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General Description

Elephant Back Mountain Trail, located near Lake Village, offers a moderately strenuous 3 mile loop hike. This trail climbs 800 ft (244 km) in 1-1/2 miles (2.4 km) through a dense lodgepole pine forest. After a mile, the trail splits into a loop. The left fork is the shortest and least steep
route to the top. The overlook provides a sweeping panoramic view of Yellowstone Lake and the surrounding area.

Directions from Fishing Bridge Junction: Travel one mile south to pullout.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Mid-May through Late September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Elephant Back Mountain Trail
ICON Viewing Scenery The overlook provides a sweeping panoramic view of Yellowstone Lake and the surrounding area.

Related Activities
Yellowstone Lake - Yellowstone Lake, located in the southeastern corner of the park, offers boating, canoeing, hiking, camping, biking, fishing and horseback riding.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Yellowstone National Park, P.O. Box 168 , Yellowstone, WY, 82190, Phone: 307-344-7381


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