Fairy Falls Trail

  • Fairy Falls in Yellowstone National Park.
  • Snowy winter at Fairy Falls in Yellowstone National Park.


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5.2 (miles)


Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)



The trail to Fairy Falls is a great hike in Yellowstone National Park. It is kid friendly and leads to spectacular waterfall. Hikers pass Excelsior Geyser Crater and Grand Prismatic Spring, which at more than 350 feet in diameter is the largest hot springs in North America. Also the trail provides hikers with a lesson in fire ecology. It passes through an area toasted by the 1988 fires in park. Today a new Lodgepole Pine forest is taking hold and thriving! Fairy Falls itself falls nearly 200 feet making it one of the highest waterfalls in the park, plus it's off the beaten path and is great way to avoid the crowds around Upper and Lower Falls. There is camping throughout Yellowstone National Park.

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Contact: Yellowstone National Park PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

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