Hellroaring Creek Trail - Camp, Hike, and Swim near Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park,Wyoming
44.94957418236908, -110.43520257199913
36.8 miles N of Yellowstone National Park
GPS: 44°56'58.5"N 110°26'6.7"W
Maps | Directions
State: Wyoming

National Park

Camp, Hike, and Swim

If the name didn't scare you enough, the Hellroaring creek trail begins with an arduous descent down to the the Yellowstone River Suspension Bridge.The suspension bridge is a beautiful sight, and is picturesque for photographers on the hike. This descent is matched with switchbacks, and continues for 1.1 miles through the Douglas-Fir forest. The Douglas-fir trees are indigenous to two types of  terrain in the United States, mountainous regions where rocky variety of this tree can be found, and coastal areas where this variety thrives. The fir trees particular to the Hellroaring Trail detail the aftermath of the 1988 Yellowstone fires. The perscevereence these trees have can be seen in the new growth that continues to push through in the area. The trail follows along a sagebrush flat, that is met with the peak of Hellroaring Mountain . The Hellroaring Mountain is the largest slab of granite in Yellowstone.

The trail itself is mild and can be enjoyed by all ages. Along the creek by the trail is quite sandy, which creates a mini beach and a swimming area. There are many swimming holes around the hike that can be a lot of fun for hikers, and a great surprise for kids on the hike. If you loved the area and wish you could stay forever, there are several campsites in the Hellroaring Creek area. You might not be able to stay forever, but you can camp over night and take advantage of its beauty and swimming holes the next day.

Both of the Hellroaring Creek and Yellowstone River are colossal fishing areas, they have cutthroat, rainbow trout, brook,brown, and whitefish. In many areas of Yellowstone, there are fishing restrictions. You need to have a fishing permit that can be purchased at any of the ranger spots in the park. This is the Yellowstone fishers heaven. The Yellowstone River is home to the world's premier cutthroat and rainbow trout and the longest undammed river in the United States. With a variety of fish this large, and exquisite quality, it would be difficult not to go home with dinner! The sight offers plenty of fun for all, even if it sounds a little scary.

Check https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/swimming-soaking.htm for closures, regulations, and conditions.

737 Edited by gnau

Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don't feed the wildlife.

Read More
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Yellowstone National Park

  1. Head southeast on US-89 S
    Toll road
    Entering Wyoming
    (4.8 mi)
  2. Turn left onto Grand Loop Rd
    Toll road
    (14.4 mi)
  3. Turn left (0.2 mi)
or

From Tower in the Northeastern section of Yellowstone National Park, follow the Grand Loop road north for five miles to a sign for the Hellroaring Creek Trailhead. There is a parking area to your right down a short road. The trail descends one mile from the trailhead to a long suspension bridge over the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone. Once you cross the bridge, watch the Hellroaring Creek trail carefully. A number of intersecting trails meet it in the next mile. (Note, the trailhead is closer to Red Lodge, MT than Jackson, WY).

to add photos & videos and suggest edits

Guest Review/Comments

/5
Edit Review Delete Review
Reply Cancel
Hiking Hellroaring YNP by IamNunki88
Hellroaring Suspension Bridge Crossing by John Carlee Suspension Bridge YNP by IamNunki88

Other Swimming Holes and Hiking Trails Nearby

Add Location 2.4 mi

Lost Lake Trail

Tower Junction, Yellowstone National Park

2.6 miles S

Lost Lake Trail is a 2.8 mile hike that can be completed in less than two hours. This is an easy hike with very little elevation change. Hikers can enjoy forests, meadows and a view of Lost Lake...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

8.2 mi

Garnet Hill Trail

Tower Junction, Yellowstone National Park

2.6 miles SE

Garnet Hill Trail is a 7.6 mile loop that follows an old, dirt stagecoach road. This trail passes through large meadows, dusty areas with sagebrush, forests and beside the Yellowstone River. This...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

0.3 mi

Yellowstone River Picnic Area Trail

Tower Junction, Yellowstone National Park

2.8 miles SE

The Yellowstone River Picnic Area trail is 3.9 miles loop trail. It is called the Yellowstone Picnic Area trail because the beginning of the trail is in a picnic area.This hike features a...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

Tower Falls

Tower Junction, Yellowstone National Park

4.7 miles SE

Tower Fall is a waterfall on Tower Creek in the northeastern region of Yellowstone National Park, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Approximately 1,000 yards (910 m) upstream from the creek's...

Camp, Hike

hike Hiking Trail

camp Campsite

Speciman Ridge

Tower Junction, Yellowstone National Park

5.9 miles SE

Specimen Ridge is a strenuous 3-mile trail that makes for a challenging hike. This trail is open during the summer and fall months. In some areas this trail is unmarked and unmaintained. 

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

8.5 mi

Slough Creek Trail

Tower Junction, Yellowstone National Park

6.2 miles E

Slough Creek Trail is a 3.4 mile out and back trail that follows a historic wagon trail through several meadows. This trail is a fairly easy hike that has beautiful views of Slough Creek. The...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

Forces of the Northern Range

Mammoth, Yellowstone National Park

6.5 miles W

This short 1/2 mile boardwalk located on the Blacktail Deer Plateau between Mammoth Village and Tower Junction will open your eyes and educate you about forces of nature that have sculpted the land...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

7.4 mi

Blacktail Deer Creek to Yellowstone River Trail

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

7.8 miles W

Blacktail Deer Creek Trail is a 7 mile out and back trail that leads to the Yellowstone River. Hikers on this trail will enjoy seeing green open fields, boulder formations and waterfalls at the...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

0.8 mi

Wraith Falls Trail

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

9.2 miles W

Wraith Falls Trail is a less than 1 mile there and back hike that can be taken in under an hour. This is a wonderful family friendly hike that is easy for hikers of all levels. The hike leads...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

4.4 mi

Chittenden Road - Mount Washburn Trail

Canyon Village, Yellowstone National Park

10.5 miles S

Hiking Mount Washburn via Chittenden Road is the shortest and easiest route to the top. The trail was once a service road and is now a clear well packed trail with a steady, gradual incline. The...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

16.3 mi

Mount Washburn Spur Trail

Canyon Village, Yellowstone National Park

10.5 miles S

Washburn Spur Trail is an exciting 8-mile trail connecting the peak of Mount Washburn to Seven Mile Hole Trail near Canyon Village. Hikers typically hike the trail starting at Mount Washburn and...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

3.4 mi

Dunraven Pass - Mount Washburn Trail

Canyon Village, Yellowstone National Park

11.4 miles S

Hikers looking for a scenic hike to the peak Mount Washburn will be pleased hiking the Mount Washburn Trail via Dunraven Pass. This trail winds through quiet forests to the peak. The trailhead for...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

4.0 mi

Lava Creek Trail

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

12.7 miles W

Lava Creek Trail is a 4.2 mile hike where hikers can enjoy walking along the scenic Lava Creek. The trail passes Undine Falls and the Gardner River. Undine Falls is a beautiful 60 foot...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

Boiling River

North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park

12.9 miles W

The Boiling River is created where a large hot spring enters the Gardner River, allowing the hot and cool waters to mix into a temperature comfortable enough to bathe in. The natural hot tub makes a...

Hot Springs, Swim

swim Swimming Hole

hot springs Hot Spring

Mammoth/Gardiner Back Road

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

13.2 miles W

The only road open in Yellowstone National Park is Highway 89 at Gardiner, Montana to park Headquarters at Mammoth Hot Springs and from Mammoth Hot Springs to Silver Gate and Cooke City, Montana.

Hike, Mountain Bike

mountain bike Mountain Bike Trail

hike Hiking Trail

0.1-5.2 mi

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth, Yellowstone National Park

13.2 miles W

Mammoth Hot Springs is a unique sight in Yellowstone National Park. The soft limestone in this area allowed the water to form colorful terraces. The extremely hot running water is clear and smooth,...

Camp, Hike

hike Hiking Trail

camp Campsite

5.3 mi

Beaver Ponds Trail

Mammoth, Yellowstone National Park

13.2 miles W

Beaver Ponds Trail is a wonderful short hike accessible from Mammoth Hot Springs. The trail forms a loop between the two trailheads available at Mammoth Hot Springs. The loop is just over 5 miles...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

8.1 mi

Sepulcher Mountain Trail

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

13.3 miles W

Sepulcher Mountain Trail is an 11 mile loop trail from Mammoth Hot Springs to the peak of Sepulcher Mountain. This is a challenging hike with a 3,500 foot ascent to the 9,652 foot peak. The...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

7.9 mi

Rescue Creek Trail

North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park

13.5 miles W

Rescue Creek Trail is an 8 mile hike that crosses the Montana/Wyoming boarder. This double trail makes for a leisurely hike through beautiful hills and colorful yellow green grasslands. This trail,...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

7.6 mi

Observation Peak Trail

Canyon Village, Yellowstone National Park

13.9 miles S

Observation Peak Trail is one of the most famous hikes in Yellowstone National Park. The hike is an almost 10 miles there and back hike that starts and ends at the same trailhead. Observation...

Hike

hike Hiking Trail

More Similar Arenas Near Hellroaring Creek Trail :

Swimming Holes Hiking Trails Things to Do

Nearby Campsites

Add Location

Tower Falls

Tower Junction, Yellowstone National Park

4.7 miles SE

Tower Fall is a waterfall on Tower Creek in the northeastern region of Yellowstone National Park, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Approximately 1,000 yards (910 m) upstream from the creek's...

Camp, Hike

hike Hiking Trail

camp Campsite

Slough Creek Campground

Tower Junction, Yellowstone National Park

6.3 miles E

Slough Creek campground is a small but very popular campground on the Northeast Entrance Road. Most of the campsites are situated right on the banks of Slough Creek where fishing is a favorite...

Camp

camp Campsite

Mammoth Hot Springs Campground

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

12.8 miles W

Mammoth Hot Springs Campground is the only campground in Yellowstone that is open to campers year-round. Campsites cannot be reserved and are available on a first come first served basis. It is...

Camp

camp Campsite

0.1-5.2 mi

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth, Yellowstone National Park

13.2 miles W

Mammoth Hot Springs is a unique sight in Yellowstone National Park. The soft limestone in this area allowed the water to form colorful terraces. The extremely hot running water is clear and smooth,...

Camp, Hike

hike Hiking Trail

camp Campsite

Canyon Campground

Canyon Junction, Yellowstone National Park

15.0 miles S

Canyon Village Campground is located within a mile of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and is one of the most popular campgrounds. The Canyon Campground is a favorite due to its wooded setting...

Camp

camp Campsite

Indian Creek Campground Yellowstone

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

15.4 miles W

Indian Creek Campground is a quiet and secluded wooded campground within Yellowstone National Park, ideal for tent campers. It’s close to lots of hiking and fishing, and only a few miles to...

Camp

camp Campsite

Pebble Creek Campground

Northeast Entrance, Yellowstone National Park

15.9 miles E

Pebble Creek is a popular campground for fishermen and those seeking a more quiet and smaller campground in Yellowstone National Park. The campsites can fill very early, so get there before 11 AM...

Camp

camp Campsite

1.5-3.8 mi

Little Gibbon Falls

Norris, Yellowstone National Park

18.9 miles SW

Ice Lake and Little Gibbon Falls Loop is a 4.5 mile loop trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, but there are...

Camp, Canoe, Hike

hike Hiking Trail

camp Campsite

canoe Canoeing Area

Norris Campground

Norris, Yellowstone National Park

19.5 miles SW

Norris campground is centrally located in Yellowstone National Park and offers a good spot for those planning to visit many of the most famous features in Yellowstone. Norris is a relatively short...

Camp

camp Campsite

Fishing Bridge RV Campground

Lake Village, Yellowstone National Park

26.9 miles S

The Fishing Bridge Recreational Vehicle Park is located near the mouth of the Yellowstone River as it leaves Yellowstone Lake. The RV park is named after the Fishing Bridge, a wooden vehicle bridge...

Camp

camp Campsite

Bridge Bay

Lake Village, Yellowstone National Park

28.7 miles S

Bridge Bay Campground was named for its proximity to Bridge Bay Marina on Yellowstone Lake. The area is quite scenic, with wooded areas, open meadows and some limited views of the lake. Because of...

Camp

camp Campsite

Madison Campground

Madison, Yellowstone National Park

29.9 miles SW

Madison Campground is named for its proximity to the Madison River, which runs through the area in a lush mountain setting rich in wildlife. Madison Campground is at an elevation of 6,800’ and...

Camp

camp Campsite

Grant Village

Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park

38.9 miles S

Grant Village was built in 1984 and named after Ulysses S. Grant, president when Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872. Located near the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake,...

Camp, Canoe, Kayak

camp Campsite

canoe Canoeing Area

kayak Kayaking Area

25.6 mi

East Rosebud Lake

Roscoe, Montana

42.5 miles NE

A scenic backpacking trip through some of the most beautiful areas in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, East Rosebud trail takes hikers into some of the more secluded parts of Montana. 

Backpack, Camp, Canoe, Hike

hike Hiking Trail

camp Campsite

canoe Canoeing Area

backpack Backpacking Trail

6.9 mi

Heart Lake Trail

Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park

44.4 miles S

The trail is very clear and leads to a moderate eight mile hike to Heart Lake. This hike has many possibilities. Day hikers need to push their time to make sure they are on the trail early to allow...

Backpack, Camp, Hike, Hot Springs

hike Hiking Trail

camp Campsite

hot springs Hot Spring

backpack Backpacking Trail

0.1 mi

Lewis Lake Campground

Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park

47.1 miles S

Lewis Lake is located in the southern part of Yellowstone National Park. It is 4 miles southeast of Shoshone Lake. Lewis Lake offers a plethora great water activities. This lake offers...

Camp, Canoe, Kayak

camp Campsite

canoe Canoeing Area

kayak Kayaking Area

More Campsites Near Hellroaring Creek Trail :

Campsites

Embed Arena

Where do you plan to embed this code?

<script src="https://www.freearenas.com/embed/a08114268"></script>

Copy
×
loading...

Add an Arena

Just some quick info about this location to get started...

New Collection

Update Review

/5

Edit Your Experience

Log Your Visit to This Location

We've logged that you went. Is there anything else you want to add?

Thank you for your review/comment

We've recorded your comments. Is there anything else you want to add?

By recording your visit on FreeArenas.com, you'll have a collection of all the great places you've been and provide valuable information for yourself and others in the future.

Have you been to this location?

/5
Cancel

Donate to the Cause

We're trying to get people off their couches and off their phones to responsibly enjoy the great outdoors. It takes a lot of work to populate, curate, develop, and market our website and mobile application. Even the smallest contribution can go a long ways towards helping this all happen faster and better. Thank you!