Sunday, February 22, 2015

Video of Old Faithful from boardwalk trail

Yellowstone National Park’s most famous geyser - Old Faithful - erupts every 90 minutes or so, with water spewing more than 100 feet high for anywhere from 1.5 to 5 minutes. Most people see the geyser from the Old Faithful Boardwalk, so it’s a crowded path. 

Instead, watch it from the Observation Point Trail. There are some steep spots, but crowds are smaller, and you’ll see it from a unique vantage point. 

Here's a vintage video of Old Faithful as seen from the Old Faithful Boardwalk, taken during the 1950s:

Here's an article about other great sights and the best day hiking trails to see them at Yellowstone National Park.

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.