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Brink of the Lower Falls

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This trail offers an approximately 328 foot steep climb down to the viewpoint where you can see the 984 foot deep Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The Lower Brink of Yellowstone Falls trail is a 0.7-mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail with an easier climb back up. The hike features a waterfall with stunning views and it's primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching from June to September. There are about a mile of switchbacks (paths turning this way than that ) down to the falls. Be careful when you arrive there because it can become slippery. This hike is a must-do if you visit Yellowstone! After, stop at Canyon Village for a cold drink on hot days or visit the gift shop, visitor center, general store, or cafeteria to cool off. To get there, head south from Canyon Junction down Grand Loop Road. There will be a signed, one-way road leading towards the brink of the Lower Falls. It brings you down through a parking lot and then loops back around to Canyon Village.