Elephant Back

Hike the Elephant Back Trail for sweeping views over Yellowstone Lake.

This lollipop loop ambles through an open, lodgepole pine forest before easily moving above the treeline, opening up to dramatic views across Yellowstone Lake to the Absaroka Wilderness to the East. 

On a full-day trip, we can finish by exploring the geothermal features at West Thumb Geyser Basin. 

Mileage
3.7 Miles

Elevation Gain 
793 feet

Difficulty 

3/10