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Fairy Falls, Yellowstone National Park

(4.1/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
Fairy Falls is located in Yellowstone National Park. Plan your visit to Fairy Falls and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.
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  • 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 varia...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 featur...  more »
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  • TRAIL IS CLOSED! due to "increased bear activity/trail maintenance" as of July 3rd 2016. Call park to get updates to see if it's open, I was incredibly disappointed to see it was closed. Park police patrol the area and with helicopters so beware if you try illegally try entering the trail.
  • Great trailhead to the very nice Fairy Falls as well as to get a view of Grand Prismatic. But don't stop at the falls -- follow the trail a bit further to Imperial Geyser!
  • Really want to take this trail to go to the mountain vantage point overlooking Grand Prismatic Spring. However, a sign at this trail head mentioned "due to bear hazard, the trail is closed"... Actually this makes me want to get this trail even more! Not only I could see the Grand Prismatic Spring in perspective, bear sighting could be a bonus! However we just leave the trail alone... Rule is rule...
  • When I was driving south down to Old Faithful, I saw signs for Fairy Falls, but driving north, the sign was missing. Earlier, I took note where the sign was, so I just pulled into the parking lot that I thought was it. Luckily, I was right. From the parking lot there's a bridge that crosses the Little Firehole River. From there, it's a mile's hike to the trailhead to Fairy Falls (to the right of this segment is the Grand Prismatic Spring at Midway Geyser Basin). The trail gives a view of all the fallen lodgepole pines that burned in the 1988 fire, and ends with the Fairy Creek plummeting 197 feet via Fairy Falls.
  • Just breath taking.... Q