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Solfatara Creek Trail, located off of loop C in Norris Campground, offers an easy to moderate 13 mile roundtrip hike. The trail follows Solfatara Creek for a short distance to the junction with Ice Lake Trail, it then parallels a power line for most of the way to Whiterock Springs. It climbs a short
distance up to Lake of the Woods (difficult to find as it's off trail a bit) and passes Amphitheater Springs and Lemonade Creek (don't drink it). These are small, but pretty thermal areas in the otherwise nondescript lodgepole pine forest. The trail then continues on to meet the road. There is no trail connection back to the campground except the way you came. Parking a car at both ends is desirable. This is a good place to send folks who
don't want to see many other hikers, but it can be under bear restrictions so check before you send people.

Directions: From Beaver Lake, Travel to the beginning of Loop C in Norris Campground and 3/4 mile south of the lake and Picnic Area on the Mammoth-Norris road.

Elevation: 7,400 feet

Elevation Gain: 400 feet

Distance: 13 miles

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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