South Rim

photo: Uncle Tom's Lookout on the South Rim Trail in Yellowstone National Park, WY - photo by Anna Hunt

Type: Backcountry
Length: 9.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: In Yellowstone National Park along S rim of Yellowstone Canyon from the Falls.
State(s): Wyoming
Counties: Park
Latitude: 44.718872
: -110.482243

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Yellowstone's Lower Falls is 308 ft. high and can be seen from various points on the South Rim Trail. The Lower Falls is often described as being more than twice the size of Niagara, although this only refers to its height and not the volume of water flowing over it. The volume of water flowing over the falls can vary from 63,500 gal/sec at peak runoff to 5,000 gal/sec in the fall.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Hikemasters - trail details and photos

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park , WY 82190
(307) 344-2319



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