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Quick Facts

Avalanche Peak Trail

Difficulty: Difficult Can Summit Avalanche Peak at 10,566 ft. 1800 feet in 2.5 miles.
Elevation: 8,500 Feet (2649.6 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 2,100 Feet (654.6 Meters)
High Point: 10,566 Feet (3293.6 Meters) At Avalanche Peak summit
Length: 7 Miles (11.67 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer
TI Topo Maps: Yellowstone Lake
USGS Map: Sylvan Lake




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General Description

Avalanche Peak Trail, located near Lake Village, offers a strenuous 5 mile roundtrip hike. This trail climbs steeply (1,800 ft in 2.5 miles) without the benefit of switchbacks. It passes through the forest and into an old avalanche slide area. It continues through the whitebark pine forest to a small meadow at the base of the bowl of Avalanche Peak, affording some of the best panoramic views in the park. The trail continues up a scree slope along the narrow ridgeline of Avalanche Peak. An unmarked trail drops down the northeast side of the bowl and returns to the meadow. Since whitebark pine cones are a favored food of grizzly bears in the fall, avoid this trail at that time.

Directions from East Entrance: Travel to the west end of Eleanor Lake across the road to the east of the small creek.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Mid-May through Late September (NOTE: Since whitebark pine cones are a favored food of grizzly bears in the fall, avoid this trail at that time.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Avalanche Peak Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Leads through a small meadow at the base of the bowl of Avalanche Peak, affording some of the best panoramic views in the park.
Yes



Related Activities
Yellowstone Lake - Yellowstone Lake, located in the southeastern corner of the park, offers boating, canoeing, hiking, camping, biking, fishing and horseback riding.



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