Trail Run Project Logo

South Hellroaring Confluence Spur

 4.0 (1)

1.4 Miles 2.2 Kilometers


97%

Runnable

90' 27 m

Ascent

-159' -49 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

5,879' 1,792 m

High

5,791' 1,765 m

Low

Shared By Tom Carter

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

Campsite spur leads to the south-side confluence of Hellroaring Creek and the Yellowstone River.

Tom Carter

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The area is frequented by grizzly bears, especially early in the season when they feed on elk carrion that failed to survive the harsh winter. Follow all bear precautions. No wood fires are permitted at theses campsites. A Yellowstone fishing permit is required to fish.

Description

The South Hellroaring/Yellowstone Confluence Spur begins 2 miles from the Hellroaring Creek Trailhead. The trail splits to the left just before the main trail fords Hellroaring Creek. The short 1.4-mile trail leads to the confluence of Hellroaring Creek and the Yellowstone River, and it provides access to campsites 2H4 and 2H2.

The spur trail closely follows Hellroaring Creek the whole way. The creek is said to have received its name from an early prospector who went ahead of his party to scout a route along the Yellowstone River. Upon his return, he reported that the next creek to be crossed was a real "hell roarer" and the name stuck.

At the .7-mile mark, the trail reaches campsite 2H4. The trail continues another .7 miles and terminates at the confluence. Near by is campsite 2H2. It is a delightful spot, with a somewhat sandy beach shaded by one large cottonwood and a number of Douglas-fir trees.

You may want to bring your fishing gear along. Angling for cutthroat trout is excellent in both Hellroaring Creek and the Yellowstone River.

Thanks to guidebook author, Tom Carter, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Yellowstone, check out his book, Day Hiking Yellowstone.

Flora & Fauna

Chance to see elk, buffalo, coyote, and grizzly.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#16

in Tower

#10401

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#16

in Tower

#231

in Wyoming

#10,401

Overall
4 Views Last Month
128 Since Apr 29, 2016
Easy Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running