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Howard Eaton Trail: Old Faithful-Lone Star Geyser

Intermediate
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Well marked, but not popular.


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3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Point to Point

7,867' 2,398 m

High

7,400' 2,255 m

Low

493' 150 m

Up

230' 70 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

The trailhead is on the west side, just past pedestrian crossing on Grand Loop Road by Old Faithful Village. It has space for 2-3 cars. Alternately you can park at Old Faithful Village and take the employee path that is just to the right/north of the Medcor Clinic/Ranger building. You'll pass the outbound and inbound roads to the Village. When you reach the Grand Loop road, go slightly left of the concrete sidewalk through some pine trees. You'll find a trail marker sign directing you to the left.

From the trailhead, go up the service road about 20 feet and there will be a red flag trail marker on the left indicating the Howard Eaton Trail.

The first portion of the trail is the large uphill. It is a burned out section, but has been reclaimed by a new lodge pole pine forest. Near the top, you'll transition to an old growth forest with Limber pines and sub-alpine fir. There will also be a large pond on the west side of the trail.

From here, you'll encounter 9 to 12 water hazards depending on rain and snow melt. Most have been crossable by logs placed or skirting the area on higher ground. Towards the end of the trail you'll find a large wetland on the west with frogs chirping in the early summer.

At the end of the trail, there is a connecting spur of 0.3 miles to Lone Star Geyser Trail to the left. Or you can continue on to the Shoshone Lake Trail.

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Lucky Lawson

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  4.0 from 3 votes

#20

in Old Faithful

#12033

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#20

in Old Faithful

#253

in Wyoming

#12,033

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Jun 5, 2021
Marie Grand
Jul 20, 2020
Jinger Burton
Jul 15, 2019
Jinger Burton
Jun 26, 2019
Emilija L
Jun 15, 2019
Anna Ortung
Jun 12, 2019
Teresa Garner
Great trail. Beautiful day. Some muddy and wet spots. Nothing bad enough to stop a hiker from hiking.
Sep 28, 2018
micro411 B
May 24, 2018
D W
5.4mi