Fairy Falls, Yellowstone National Park

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#6 of 22 in Trails in Yellowstone 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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  • I see some reviews that equate the Grand Prismatic Springs with Fairy Falls but they are two separate destinations sharing the same parking lot. The hike begins on a dirt road next to the springs. It ...  more »
  • First, go to the Grand Prismatic Spring Overlook. It’s absolutely beautiful from up there! After the overlook, turn right, then left, then left again, to continue down the trail towards Fairy Falls. I...  more »
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  • Its a nice walk to the falls. At first you can see the grand prismatic on the right. There's also a viewing point upwards on the left side to see the grand prismatic from above. If you walk further to the fairy falls you go through the woods. Don't forget your bear spray. It's a nice walk and the fall itself is also cool. If you have enough time in Yellowstone i surely recommend this walk.
  • Wow it’s a 2-hour hiking roundtrip. Very easy hike, no steeps. The final destination is breathtaking. Not many people know about Fairy Falls, but it’s really beautiful and worthwhile. Enjoy the trailhead and nature.
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