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Fairy Falls, Yellowstone National Park

#4 of 22 in Trails in Yellowstone National Park
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · National Park
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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  • Great hike and view of grand prismatic springs. The upper view is a little steep but manageable with young kids.  more »
  • We stopped at the Fairy Falls trailhead for the mile hike to the Grand Prismatic Spring Overlook. It was so worth it! It was a bit too COVID-19 crowded but we wore our masks and waited our turn at...  more »
  • A fun little hike to a less traveled waterfall. There are some other really cool sights around there worth checking out.
  • About 5/5.5 mile round trip walk. No hard elevation changes. It is the third left off the road you take from the parking lot.

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