Took the Dunraven Pass side. Good for a quote trip and change of pace from everything else Yellowstone has to offer. Saw some good wildlife also - goats, marmot and just missed the big horns.
We used the Chittenden Road route, which was clear in late June in a heavy snow year; the other route still had 3 feet of snow. Temps in low/mid-50s, winds about 30-35 mph on the top, with fantastic views all around, including the Tetons.
Did this midday, hardly an ideal time due to crowds, to kill a few hours between lodge nights at Roosevelt and Lake. Nice views, but can't say I really enjoyed it because of all the people. With family or friends, it would have been more enjoyable under the circumstances, or I should have gone up very early in the morning. But it was better than no mountain at all.
Had a wonderful time. It was very windy at the summit but still enjoyed what is perhaps the best view of the park. Sadly no wildlife to see but did hear wapiti bugling off in the distance. No its not a mountaineering feet to reach this summit, but it is worth the short amount of time to do. Enjoy!
Under two hours with my 7 and 11 year old sons(Wife too. Greta views from the Summit.
From Dunraven Pass.
Excellent day with very clear sky, so great views of everything, including the Tetons. DayHikerJr hiked most of the way up and down without being carried, which is good because he is getting too big for that. I'm really glad I didn't get stuck carrying him for the entire 7 miles round-trip.
We had some close-up views of a female grizzly and two cubs near the road afterward. Thanks to this hike for bringing us to the Dunraven Pass area at the right time, because all three bears came within 20 feet of our car which was stopped on the shoulder when they walked by, grazing on the plants near the road.
Earlier, a fox carrying several dead rodents in its mouth ran right by us on the (wide) trail, trotting up the trail as we were hiking down. It was rather odd. I managed to get the whole thing on video.
Hiked with Mommy and Daddy. I hiked most of the way without being carried, both up and down!
The last time I was on top of Washburn was with my brother many years back. We watched the sunset on a perfectly calm evening from the comfort of a heated room, incredible. This last memorial day my wife and I saw some huge grizzlies high up on the peak from the Dunraven Pass road. Bring your pepper spray.
looked in teliskop
This is a popular hike but not crowded in September. It was nice and windy on top. Also did several other hikes that day.
Saw a grizzly in the trailhead parking lot. Great weather. It was my wife's first hike above 10k. Great views.
with whole family lots of people ontrail today
great except for the 6 kids i took up the trail
Hiked from Dunraven pass up the road. Nasty storms moved in just as I got back to the car.
Not one of my favorite hikes to say the least. Hiking up a road with a lot of people is not really my thing but due to time constraints and non-hiking traveling companions it was the only option I had. Good views and saw some cool wildlife.
Rainy day, no wildlife in sight, few people at the summit.
great trip, with lots of snow still there!
Windy and cold at the top. Great views- we could see the Tetons 75 miles to the south. There were bighorn sheep on the trail, grazing a few feet away as we passed.
Good hike up a mountain. I liked how you can just about see the whole park from the top.
Short hike up the road- not many views due to big CA wildfires. Lots of bighorn sheep right on the trail.