The short trail connects Blacktail Deer Creek Trail
with Lava Creek Trail
. Unless you are a fisherman, there is little reason to make your way out on this trail. It is never out of sight of, or hearing distance from, the road.
Fishermen like it, however, because spring-fed, 11-acre Blacktail Pond has excellent fishing for nice-sized brook trout and some chance to nab a Yellowstone Cutthroat. But don't try to reach the lake without waterproof boots, because it is surrounded by wet, spongy ground, and you'll have to make your way through soft muck.
Thanks to guidebook author, Tom Carter, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Yellowstone, check out his book, Day Hiking Yellowstone