Osprey Falls Trail - Hike near Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park
Grand Loop Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA,Mammoth Hot Springs,Wyoming
44.93235908240837, -110.7282635689005
Address: Grand Loop Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA
GPS: 44°55'56.5"N 110°43'41.7"W
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State: Wyoming
Trails/Routes: 7.8 mi

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Osprey Falls Trail is an 8 mile out and back trail near Mammoth Hot Springs that provides hikers with a variety of stunning views, including ravines and a waterfall. 

Hikers begin this hike on Old Bunsen Peak Road. This road passes through beautiful green meadows and burned forests allowing hikers to see some stark contrasts in nature. After three miles on Old Bunsen Peak Road hikers connect with Osprey Falls Trail and take this trail the rest of the way. Osprey Falls is a beautiful 150 foot waterfall on the Gardner River that you won't want to miss seeing.

Hikers on Osprey Falls Trail will also enjoy hiking down into Sheepeater Canyon, one of the steepest canyons in Yellowstone National Park. The hike follows the rim of the canyon along a gorgeous ravine.

Osprey Falls Trail is considered a difficult hike due to its length and stretches of very steep trail. Hikers can park near the trailhead which can be found 5 miles south of Mammoth on Grand Loop Road. The trail is closed during the winter and spring months, as it is made inaccessible by heavy snowfall.

Visitors to Yellowstone National Park will want to add hiking Osprey Falls to their list of things to do. This breathtaking hike is a wonderful challenge with the reward of the waterfall. 


1.8K Written by tasiawhicker

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

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find