Hike up Elephant back mountain in Yellowstone National park
From the trailhead, follow the well marked and well traveled trail to the Northwest up the forested Elephant Back Mountain side. About 1 mile into this hike, the trail splits. Either direction is fine, because the hike loops back to this point. Turning right here is the more gradual climb.
At the top, you are rewarded with the views of the Lake Yellowstone area. There are a few benches here and this is a very nice spot to relax. When ready, take the opposite direction to finish the loop and return to the trailhead.