Best Easy Day Hikes

Best Easy Day Hikes

Yellowstone National Park

Book - 2011
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Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : FalconGuides, c2011
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780762770069
Branch Call Number: 917.8752 SCHNEID 2011
Characteristics: 101 p. : maps ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: Yellowstone National Park


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Jul 09, 2017

I brought this guide on a recent trip to Yellowstone and it was very useful. The trail descriptions are very brief, but the categories are highly useful and helped us find trails that were exactly what we were looking for.

KCLS bundles this guide with an excellent & detailed National Geographic trail map of the park, which completely replaces the small and vague maps printed inside the guide.

libsim Jul 29, 2014

This guide was really useful. It is small enough to fit in a pocket and very well organized. You can choose your hike by location, by feature (best waterfall hikes, best wildflower hikes, best wildlife hikes, best hikes for solitude (something lacking at most major Yellowstone features) best hikes for children, etc), or by degree of difficulty.
The entry for each hike tells you how to get there and what to expect, and most provide alternatives for both longer and shorter hikes at each location, with lengths of hikes ranging from 30 minutes to overnight.
My only criticism is that due to the simplicity of the maps, and the plethora of trails in the park, you have to pay attention to not end up off your designated trail and on something much longer and more difficult (note, if you end up on something narrow, windy and steep, you've probably made a wrong turn). Also I was at first startled to discover that many of the "hikes" listed included the boardwalk pathways that surround the parks major geothermal features, but soon found it very useful in picking out what parts of the park we were going to get out of the car to see.


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