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Fairy Falls, Yellowstone National Park

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National Park · Hidden Gem · Waterfall
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Among the tallest cascades in Yellowstone, Fairy Falls drop into a shallow pool of cold water. Plunging from a height of 61 m (197 ft), the falls are accessible via a shaded trail that passes through a pine forest. This easy hike, which doesn't provide much of a view, continues past the falls in the direction of two geysers--Spray and Imperial. Watch out for local wildlife, including foxes, deer, bison, and bears. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Yellowstone National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fairy Falls and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The falls themselves are beautiful and worth a visit. But the hike itself is a bit monotonous through a featureless forest of pines. My 13 and 11 year olds were getting bored/antsy by the end. The....  more
    The falls themselves are beautiful and worth a visit. But the hike itself is a bit monotonous through a featureless forest of pines. My 13 and 11 year olds were getting bored/antsy by the end. The....  more »
  • Very Beautiful and amazing waterfall easy hike because it didn’t have much elevation. And there wasn’t much people on the hike so it was peaceful. 
    Very Beautiful and amazing waterfall easy hike because it didn’t have much elevation. And there wasn’t much people on the hike so it was peaceful.  more »
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  • This is a nice easy stroll through some very flat ground with a very wide-open trail right towards the end and the only hard part is probably the last hundred yards. The trail is wide enough to drive a vehicle on so plenty of room for people passing one another. It took me roughly about 45 minutes to walk from the parking lot area out to the waterfalls but it is all dependent on the type of person you are. Once you reach the waterfalls you are surrounded by a really beautiful meadow with wildflowers. There are some areas where you are fully exposed other areas you have shade. I think that this waterfall is a must visit while you are here.
  • 5 mile+ round trip hike, no steep terrain. I’d advise wearing a hat during the summer because you will be in the sun most of the time. The water was extremely cold and it will freeze your balls off, it was shallow water most places but if you get directly under the falls then it will probably be over your head.

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