We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Lower Yellowstone River Falls

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Website
Description:

A spectacular waterfall located in Canyon Country.

Book In Advance
More Info
USD 1,500.00*
and up
Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour
More Info
USD 159.00*
and up
Yellowstone National Park Small-Group Wildlife Safari

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 907 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 665
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Lower Falls.

It's a great hike down to the lower falls. Bring your hiking poles if you have any knee issues at all. Keep the rubber tips on your poles, as you ARE hiking on pavement, but the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Ralph S
Add Photo Write a Review

907 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 776: English reviews
Level Contributor
32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's a great hike down to the lower falls. Bring your hiking poles if you have any knee issues at all. Keep the rubber tips on your poles, as you ARE hiking on pavement, but the grade is pretty steep.

Helpful?
Thank Ralph S
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I still have dreams of my time there , i regret not to have spent a longer time there and may be go early morning and you will have the plce all by yourself. Go

Helpful?
Thank Carlos P
Rochester, NY
Level Contributor
317 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was on a Caravan Bus Tour of Yellowstone that included a stop from which we were able to see and photograph Lower Yellowstone River Falls. I had seen many photographs of this waterfall, but I was in awe as I stood there watching it in real life. It was difficult trying to get a good viewing stop because all... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alain L
Springfield, Virginia
Level Contributor
233 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

There are lot of waterfalls but this one is one of my favorites. It isn't all that easy to get to but if you are in reasonable shape it is well worth the effort.

Helpful?
Thank Robin B
Williamsburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
561 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This has to be one of the prettiest places on earth! Easy parking and accessibility, great photo ops everywhere you look. Over a 300 foot drop.

Helpful?
Thank SharpShoey
Wilmington
Level Contributor
328 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Along with geysers, there are many waterfalls in the park and this is one of them. There are many vantage points from which to view the falls for great photo ops; easy parking and trails.

Helpful?
Thank TallTraveler2013
Westville, Indiana
Level Contributor
358 reviews
284 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

You can park & see the brink of the lower falls. Very impressive! You can see this on Uncle Tom's Trail if you're in good shape. You can park at the end of South Rim Drive & see how stunningly beautiful this falls can be. It's a "can't miss it" waterfall.

Helpful?
Thank ccindyk48
Monmouth, Illinois
Level Contributor
74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Also in the list. Can't miss if you are doing the rounds if the parks definite part of the experience

Helpful?
Thank CTtraveler6665
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Great view with moderate hike. Well worth the short time expenditure. Nice to rest at the overlook and enjoy the serenity.

Helpful?
Thank John T
San Marcos, California
Level Contributor
868 reviews
450 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

It was snowing when we arrived at the falls, which gave my photos an interesting effect. It made the pictures look kind of antique ar like a painting. It is always beautiful, rain, snow or shine.

Helpful?
Thank csarchibald

Travellers who viewed Lower Yellowstone River Falls also viewed

Yellowstone National Park, WY
 
Yellowstone National Park, WY
Yellowstone National Park, WY
 

Been to Lower Yellowstone River Falls? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lower Yellowstone River Falls and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Lower Yellowstone River Falls staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?