Home | Getting Started | Gift Center | Gear Store | Topo Maps | My Wildernet | Newsletter Signup
STATE:
ACTIVITY:
SEARCH:

Hiking & Walking: Wyoming > Yellowstone National Park

Quick Facts

Garnet Hill and Hellroaring Trails

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Elevation: 6,200 Feet (1932.7 Meters) Approximately
Elevation Gain: 300 Feet (93.5 Meters)
Length: 4-10 Miles Depending on destination or route chosen.
Recommended Season: Summer
TI Topo Maps: Tower/ Canyon
USGS Map: Tower Junction


Outfitters and Guides



Satellite and Topo Map




General Description

Garnet Hill and Hellroaring Trails, located near Tower-Roosevelt, offers three hiking options with distances between 4 to 10 miles. To access the Garnet Hill Loop Trail, park in the large parking area to the east of the service station at Tower Junction. Walk down the road toward the Northeast Entrance Road (approximately 100 yards/91 m) and head west on the dirt stagecoach road about 1.5 miles to the cookout shelter. Continue north along Elk Creek until nearly reaching the Yellowstone
River. Here the trail divides, with the west fork joining the Hellroaring Trail and the east fork continuing around Garnet Hill and eventually returning to the Northeast Entrance Road where it is a short walk back to Tower Junction.

The Hellroaring Trail can be reached from the fork of Garnet Hill Trail (see above) or you can start from the Hellroaring parking area 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Tower Junction. Follow the trail over the Yellowstone River Suspension Bridge, cross a sagebrush plateau, and drop down to Hellroaring Creek. The Yellowstone River and Hellroaring Creek are both
popular fishing areas.

Note: This trail can be hot and dry during the summer months. Please remember to take water! Also, watch your footing if you go off-trail and onto the smooth river boulders along the Yellowstone River.

Distance:
1) Garnet Hill Loop: 7.5 miles (11.8 km) roundtrip.

2) To Hellroaring Creek and back via Garnet Hill: 10 miles (16 km) roundtrip.

3) To Hellroaring Creek and back via Hellroaring Trailhead: 4 miles (4.6 km) roundtrip.

Backpacking:
Yellowstone has a designated backcountry campsite system, and a Backcountry Use Permit is required for all overnight stays. Each designated campsite has a maximum limit for the number of people and stock allowed per night. The maximum stay per campsite varies from 1 to 3 nights per trip. Campfires are permitted only in established fire pits. Wood fires are not allowed in some backcountry campsites. A food storage pole is provided at most designated campsites so that food and attractants may be secured from bears. Neither hunting nor firearms are allowed in Yellowstone's backcountry.

Permits may be obtained only in person and no more than 48 hours in advance of your trip.Permits are available from most ranger stations and visitor centers. In order to obtain the best information on trail conditions, permits should be obtained from the ranger station or visitor center nearest to the area where your trip is to begin. The Backcountry Use Permit is valid
only for the itinerary and dates specified. Backcountry travelers must have their permits in possession while in the backcountry.

Directions from Service station at Tower Junction: Park in the large parking area to the east in order to access the Garnet Hill Loop Trail. Walk down the road toward the Northeast Entrance Road (approximately 100 yards/91 m) and head west on the dirt stagecoach road about 1.5 miles to the cookout shelter. Trailhead: Tower Junction

Directions from Tower Junction: Travel 3.5 miles west to the Hellroaring parking area. The Hellroaring Trail can also be reached from the fork of Garnet Hill Trail.

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



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Add your own trip Report! Newly re-released feature. One of the most popular features on Wildernet, trip reports allow you to share your experiences with others. This is an invaluable resource for determining what to expect on your outdoor adventure, so please participate! To prevent spamming, you must be a registered user of Wildernet in order to submit a trip report

No trip reports filed to date. Please be the first one to do so!



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Yellowstone has a designated backcountry campsite system, and a Backcountry Use Permit is required for all overnight stays.
Yes
ICON Fishing The Yellowstone River and Hellroaring Creek are both popular fishing areas.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Garnet Hill and Hellroaring Trails
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

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

Advertisement





About Wildernet |  Email to a Friend  |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Contact Us  | Comments & Suggestions
Advertisers & Sponsors |  Owners & Operators |  Tourism Promotors
©1995-2019 Interactive Outdoors Inc. All rights reserved.