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Check to see if it's open. It was closed summer 2017. Lots of stairs but an impressive view of... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Herndon, Virginia

Be sure to check for road closures and park closures. This area of the park along the canyon was... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Toronto, Canada
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“lower falls” (83 reviews)
Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Check to see if it's open. It was closed summer 2017. Lots of stairs but an impressive view of Lower Falls.

Thank Kwyjibo_cat
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Be sure to check for road closures and park closures. This area of the park along the canyon was closed along with some other highlights on the north rim such as inspiration point.

1  Thank sunsetch4ser
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Wow, Just Wow. It is breath taking and amazing. It is like a painting on canvas. So worth the climb. It can be a hard climb for anyone with health issues so just be warned. This is a must see/ do when in Yellowstone.

Thank jesfire415
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Uncle Tom's Trail is supposed to be very cool but has been closed for construction for the last few years... still closed in July 2017.

3  Thank formykids135
Reviewed 5 August 2017

To be this close to Lower Falls and go below the level of the waterfall is well worth it. We took lots of pictures, because the attraction is a place that reflects the power of nature and the scale of the West. It reflects the...More

1  Thank SWVA_Traveler
Reviewed 3 August 2017

On our visit last week to the South Rim, Uncle Tom's Trail was closed for reconstruction. It used to be accessable via the South Rim trail at Artist Point, but that trail is closed as well. There is no indication when it will reopen. You...More

2  Thank CCLoop
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Not for anyone that has respiratory issues or unfit as it is a steep hike down and back. There are some 300 stairs one way. It is perforated steel sheeting. Take your time and step carefully. Worth the effort for an spectacular view!

Thank Margot E
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Disclaimer: if you have heart or lung disease or are in poor physical shape, do not take this trail. As much as it is a great workout that everyone should try, do not endanger yourself. With that being said, this is a spectacular trail and...More

2  Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We took the South Rim Trail and then came upon a fork in the trail. We made the choice to take the 328 steps to the bottom of Uncle Tom's Trail. This is a workout but take your time and you will be rewarded. There...More

1  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

the trail really isn't hard: it's a 30' walk and then a lot of steps, but it's just that: steps. And the view is unique

2  Thank Jurgen B
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19 July 2017|
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Response from Mosslady53 | Reviewed this property |
Uncle Toms trail and south rim trail are closed until spring 2018 see the nps website.
9 February 2017|
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
The hike is very short and the entire descent, viewing (raving), and ascent should take no more than an hour.
9 January 2017|
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
In general, National Parks request that people never take animals with them on the paths. I know people love to travel with pets, but out of courtesy to others and regard for regulations, please leave your dog at home.