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Hikes for Kids

Spokane, Washington
4 posts
2 reviews
Hikes for Kids

We are going to be staying in West Yellowstone for 4 days and would like to do some hikes with our kids that are 6 and 9 and 11. We love to hike and are getting our kids into exploring, but the problem is that our 6 year old can only hike so much. Are there any hikes that people could recommend in Yellowstone for kids that are not toursit trips? We could probably do hikes up to 5 miles round trip.

Naples, Florida
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for Grand Teton National Park
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79 reviews
1. Re: Hikes for Kids

In order to answer this, we need to know what areas of Yellowstone you wil be visiting? I assume you are not looking for hikes in the Town of "West Yellowstone".

The best way to look for hikes is go to the Park Website and search for day hikes in the area you visit...

www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/hiking.htm

Any of the boardwalk areas surrounding the thermal areas are perfect choices for the length you want to go on. Yellowstone is too vast to mention every good hike but I'm sure you'll find plenty on the website and can break it down further by what you want to see (waterfalls, lakes, thermals etc.)

Ennis MT
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for Yellowstone National Park, Ennis
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32 reviews
2. Re: Hikes for Kids

When you go to the YNP website that BlueBird gave you in the above post, also check out the Junior Ranger program - your kids are a good age for that.

Ennis MT
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for Yellowstone National Park, Ennis
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3. Re: Hikes for Kids

PS - You might want to post this question on the YNP forum for more responses.

Good Luck

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