Storm Point Trail

Storm Point Trail, Yellowstone National Park: Address, Phone Number, Storm Point Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Storm Point Trail
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Located near Lake Village, Storm point is an easy 2 mile loop hike. This trail begins in the open meadows overlooking Indian Pond and Yellowstone Lake.
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jesse o
Jackson, WY6,589 contributions
quietly spectacular
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is my wife’s favourite trail. It’s short and easy but just enough off the beaten path to allow one to experience quiet, uncrowded aspects of Yellowstone Park and Lake. Of course, I expect it’s more popular during peak season. But in early October 2020 which broke records for being the busiest October in park history, we saw only one other party. The atmosphere of the huge lake with fancifully eroded rock slabs adjoining a sandy/gravelly beach is delightful.
The trail makes a loop through the woods which I’ve hiked before but the trail junction is overgrown so I don’t expect it’s used much, word is there’s a bridge out.
We did a late afternoon out and back, taking time to savour rare atmosphere.
This is a place I expect to return to again snd again.
Written 17 November 2020
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Irisha-FL
530 contributions
Fun and easy trail
Aug 2020
Fun and easy trail with scenic overlooks. Breathtaking views of the lake, jetties, possibility to observe marmots, and walk through “enchanted” forest make it definitely worthwhile. Don’t forget to apply bugs repellent, and keep your bear spray handy.
Written 20 August 2020
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Olivia Barnes
Camp Hill, PA38 contributions
Beautiful and Easy
Aug 2019
You don't have to do the whole trail to get great lake views. It's an easy trail that nearly anyone can do. It's well worth the time.
Written 23 September 2019
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NatParkHikerJess
Peoria, IL1,457 contributions
My favorite hike in Yellowstone
Jul 2019 • Couples
I first just wanted to clarify something for those reading reviews and trying to find this hike. A previous poster stated it is located in the Canyon region of the park--I believe this person has a different trail in mind. The Storm Point Hike is not in the canyon area; it is out past the Fishing Bridge visitor center toward the East entrance of the park.

Also, it is hard to find during the construction. We stopped in the FB visitor center to get directions. It is currently right IN the middle of one-way construction. Look off to your right for some gray vault toilets being constructed. Immediately following that is a small gravel parking lot by a meadow. This is the trailhead; there is NO Storm Point sign!

I wish this hike was rated higher on TA because it is wonderful! The ranger let us know a foot bridge was out, so instead of doing a loop, we hiked the other portion of the trail out to Storm Point and made it an out and back. You hike through meadow, beautiful forest, and right along Yellowstone Lake. It's peaceful and we didn't see many others out here. I would carry bear spray, personally, if hiking this trail. Also there are often bison near the trail. Give them 25+ yards and hike out in the grass if you have to.

You can hike out to a secluded little beach and there are gorgeous views all along this trail. If looking for a place for a meal before or after, Lake Hotel isn't that far. Be aware that there are no bathrooms at this trailhead currently until the new vault toilets are finished. There are restrooms at Fishing Bridge VC about 5 miles down the road.
Written 23 July 2019
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dheffne
Ellicott City, MD56 contributions
Very nice trail
Jun 2019 • Couples
This trail is fairly easy with great views of the lake. We did a ranger led hike with Hayden who has been a ranger for 47 years. He was very knowledgeable and great with the kids. I liked it so much I did it again with my husband when we passed through a few days later. The only hike I did twice.
Written 4 July 2019
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Jennifer T
Grand Junction, CO662 contributions
My favorite trail in the canyon. What views throughout
Jun 2019 • Couples
Amazing views of the canyon and the river throughout the length of the trail. This is the best trail we have done in Yellowstone. When we were there much of both rim trails were closed but this trail defiantly took their place. The trailhead is at Artist Point (parking and bathrooms available). It is ~2.6 miles round trip -- up and down the entire way with a total elevation gain ~500ft. So you need to be in decent shape for this trail but the payoff is fabulous. Throughout the trail there are many spots along the way that you get great views of the canyon and the river. You are walking along the canyon rim for most of the trail hence the great views The actually trail end at Sublime Point we didn't find as good as some of the vistas long the way but in general the entire trail is worth the effort.

There is a turn of about 0.6 miles into the trail for the Lily Pad Lake and Ribbon Lake loop trail. You can get a Canyon Day Hikes Trail brochure from the park rangers at the VC which include a description of this and other trails.
Written 11 June 2019
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Karen L
Melbourne, FL191 contributions
I'm sure it's great
Sep 2018 • Family
We wanted to check out Storm Point, but could not locate a sign, as there was construction in the area, and apparently (a ranger told me), the sign is hard to see. So I am going to take the opportunity to gripe about the lack of good, clear signage in Yellowstone (and Teton, for those interested). I spoke to other visitors having the same exact issue. The signage is so poor, that we missed several of the things on our want-to-do list. So word to the wise, if there are certain things you'd like to do in the area, get maps, do your homework, and ask the rangers where to go. It is NOT self-explanatory beyond the tour bus highlights.
Written 29 September 2018
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Albert
Chicago, IL83 contributions
Great trail
Aug 2018 • Couples
we really enjoyed this one. it has forest and lake portions. except for a makeshift bridge and a steep portion at one end, anyone who can walk can do it. take your pepper spray. there was a bison on trail we had to detour around. And it seems like there could be bears but we didn't see any. Well worth it for young to old.
Written 1 September 2018
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Mominct24
Stamford176 contributions
Favorite hike of the kids
Jul 2018 • Family
This was the highlight for my kids, but probably one of the times I was most scared in my life. There was a sign that said bear activity and that a bridge was closed, so you couldn’t do the loop trail. We weren’t sure where the bridge was so, we decided to just hike as far as we could and turn around. You walk across a field at the beginning and there were bison in the distance, so I was nervous already. There was bison scat everywhere and other scat which we thought were bear. Then, the trail heads into a forest, with sharp turns everywhere. We were yelling, “hey bear” at every point. We turned a corner and wham- part of an elk carcass! It wasn’t fresh, but me and my daughter were terrified. We wanted to go back, but the boys saw the lake in the distance and wanted to go forward. So, we pressed on and the trail opened up into a meadow with lots of large rocks, overlooking the lake. There were a few rock formations that looked like they could be caves, so I was worried a bear would jump out at us. We sat on one of the overhangs and watched the lake. Marmots and a beaver popped out. I was ready to head back, but also scared to return to that carcass, so we kept going forward. We could see a couple in the distance, so we followed them. Finally, we got to the broken bridge. The field at the beginning of the trail was across the bridge, so we knew we were close. But, guess what? A bison was on the other side of the creek bank, munching away, looking down on us. By that time, another family came up behind us. We decided to wait it out until the bison turned around. We found a log crossing the bridge about 10 yards down, so we carefully crossed and ran up the bank as far away from the bison as we could. I was glad when we made it back to the car!
Written 23 July 2018
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Nora B
21 contributions
Nice, easy hike with some good views
Jun 2018 • Family
Easily did this one in an hour or so with two kids. It wasn't crowded (10am). Good lake views and ample shade. There were bison ON the trail for the first part, so we went a little out of the way to avoid them. The kids found tons of bison fur along the hike, which was pretty cool. If you're going soon, be advised that the last bridge is out, so you might get a little muddy climbing up the hill at the end.
Written 9 June 2018
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