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Fairy Falls

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Really not worth a visit

It's a surprise that this is rated so high among all attractions at Yellowstone. It is an extremely... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
via mobile
Another great family hike

This is great family hike located just South of Grand Prismatic Spring. It's 3.2 miles there... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Westville, Indiana
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Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank michigan_montana
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
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Mosslady53
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Marta K
Reviewed 15 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
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...More

Thank mknc82
Reviewed 19 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...More

2  Thank Pauluno
Reviewed 2 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...More

1  Thank jesse o
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank BowmanInc
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I plan on riding my bike on the Fountain Flat Dr south toward and past the Goose Lake, to the Fairy Falls Trail. I know bikes are not allowed on that part of the trail all the way to the Fairy Falls. Are there any bike racks or a safe place to secure a bike in that area?
23 August 2016|
Response from Mosslady53 | Reviewed this property |
There is no bike rack, however, there are wooden barricades blocking you from going on the trail past the Midway Geyser Basin where there is trail construction. There are trees nearby that would probably work too. I would... More
great review of Fairy falls! is it possible to swim in the base of the falls or wade in the water? I don't see people in the water in the photos.
29 December 2015|
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