This popular lollipop ascent is a great short-but-sweet picnic option, taking around two hours for the 3.5-mile loop. The expansive views from the panoramic overlook (8600ft) include Yellowstone Lake and Stevenson Island, Pelican Valley and the Absaroka Range.

The trailhead is 1 mile south of Fishing Bridge Junction and 0.5 miles north of the Lake Village turnoff on Grand Loop Rd. From the Lake Hotel it is 0.25 miles one way through the woods past Section J of the hotel’s cabins.