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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY

Popular hiking and cross-country trail around Old Faithful in Yellowstone...

Popular hiking and cross-country trail around Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park.

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Long loop walk due to closed section.

We could Reach the Fairy Falls Trail through the Fountain Freight Road however it seemed quite long and parts were not very interesting. However, it was well worth after all since... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
Marta K
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

It's a surprise that this is rated so high among all attractions at Yellowstone. It is an extremely BORING hike because you are basically walking through a green tunnel of trees with very little variation in the scenery and with barely any view except the trees until the very end of the trail by the falls. We did not like... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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358 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is great family hike located just South of Grand Prismatic Spring. It's 3.2 miles there & back. I loved the falls. Very beautiful! That said, it's very popular & the parking lot is so small. Good luck if you don't make it early.

Thank ccindyk48
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've done this hike several times over the years. The trail is mostly flat and well maintained. The falls are beautiful, and a great spot to stop for a picnic lunch. There are a few geothermal features along the way as well.

Thank Noel C
Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We decided to see Fairy Falls this trip. Due to a 2 year trail construction project, the shorter trail to Fairy Falls is closed (looking forward to a better view of Grand Prismatic when the project is finished!). We went the 9 miles round trip from Fountain Flats Drive. It is relatively flat and sunny all the way. In the... More 

Thank Mosslady53
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We could Reach the Fairy Falls Trail through the Fountain Freight Road however it seemed quite long and parts were not very interesting. However, it was well worth after all since passed the Falls after a short walk to the Imperial Geyser we did have the geyser to "ourselves"! We were the only people there and very few we have... More 

Thank Marta K
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were not able to hike because they were doing construction plus water was covering the trail. We went in May and several of the trails were not available.

Thank yourmama3
Clemmons, North Carolina
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The walk to this falls is pretty far feeling-probably about 2 1/2 miles one way, but it's just not a pretty walk--through pine trees and very flat. Nothing to see until you get to the falls. The falls are pretty but not as pretty as Mystic Falls.

Thank mknc82
Homosassa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The falls are nice. Just too many people on the trail. It is easy and flat so no problem getting there. Once we got to the falls I saw steam rising in the distance, at that time I knew nothing of imperial geyser. We headed towards it and found the trail and the marker for Imperial. We lost the crowd... More 

2 Thank Pauluno
Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Of the 290+ waterfalls in the park that flow year-round higher than 4.5 meters, most are not near the road. I am glad some are. But I am even more glad a short to very long hike rewards the curious and the motivated to see incredible things gained only by their effort and wonder. Only 4 km brings you to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Round-trip hiking info from my app: 6.18 miles, 2 hours 29 minutes, 1,616 calories burned, elevation gain 604 ft I hated this hike, honestly. It is almost entirely flat and covered with gravel. After a long, straight stretch, you take a left turn to another long, straight stretch. You're looking at the exact same landscape f.o.r.e.v.e.r. It's not visually interesting.... More 

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