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Parking area is closed 2017 - You can access the trail from south rim trail only

The parking area is closed for renovation all summer 2017. If you go past the parking area you... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Bend, Oregon
Bring Oxygen for the walk backup

Wow, the views are amazing, but the walk backup are crazy. The parking lot was closed while were... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Harriet T
Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

The parking area is closed for renovation all summer 2017. If you go past the parking area you dead-end/turnaround at Artist's Point.....see our review for parking tips. The stairs are open, but you must go to Artist's Point, park and walk the South rim trail,...More

5  Thank 2Vegans2wheels
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Wow, the views are amazing, but the walk backup are crazy. The parking lot was closed while were were there, but you could park at another one, a mile away, and hike to it. The walk was good, the walk down was easy, but the...More

1  Thank Harriet T
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This was a really cool experience! Don't let the steps dissuade you because it's worth the effort. Try to go early to beat the crowds and this will also allow you to take your time on the stairs without feeling rushed. My advice on any...More

1  Thank jefftx88
Reviewed 1 July 2017

While at the park, we tried to do the Falls area as completely as possible and did quite a bit of hiking and picture taking. This area was closed. If you do go to the area and it's opened again, please do so early in...More

1  Thank 945945JT
Reviewed 23 June 2017

A beautiful view of the Lower Falls taking 500 steps down from the South Rim. Well worth the effort.

3  Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 21 June 2017

It's certainly very doable by anyone in halfway decent shape, if necessary you can stop and rest when you need to. It's super interesting to read about the "original " Uncle Tom's Trail. Once you read the sign describing that, you feel like you won't...More

1  Thank luron
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We were told that this is the coolest trail in the park, but when we drove up to the turn off the road is blocked and there were lots of construction vehicles working. The stairs really have the best view of the waterfall. Maybe another...More

1  Thank DofDenver
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I do not recommend Uncle Tom's trial despite its fame. For me, it's difficult hiking for the sake of difficulty. I'd rather go to Artist point to relax and hit gyms more after the vacation.

Thank Ling R
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Rather easy downstairs, but upstairs the trail is hard even for trained persons. The fall from there is close and you have a particular view of it, though I prefer the more complete view from Artist Point.

Thank TheNike
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I was really looking forward to Uncle Tom's Trail because I'm a big fan of waterfalls so the closer the better. However, when my boyfriend and I went from May 27-May 30th 2017 it was closed. We asked several people when they thought it would...More

1  Thank Jessica 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.
8 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.