Mystic Falls Loop - Biscuit Basin

Madison, Wyoming

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This hike follows the Little Firehole River to Mystic Falls -- a full-bodied, powerful waterfall cascading down several benches with a total drop of 100 feet. The backcountry portion of the trail also includes an overlook of Biscuit Basin. The wooden walkways at the beginning of the hike meander thorough the thermal pools and geysers of this basin. Many people visit this area specifically to view these thermal features.
Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

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Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

This hike follows the Little Firehole River to Mystic Falls -- a full-bodied, powerful waterfall cascading down several benches with a total drop of 100 feet. The backcountry portion of the trail also includes an overlook of Biscuit Basin. The wooden walkways at the beginning of the hike meander thorough the thermal pools and geysers of this basin. Many people visit this area specifically to view these thermal features.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Madison
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: 1.5 hours
Local Contacts: Yellowstone National Park
Local Maps: USGS Old Faithful
Driving Directions: Directions to Mystic Falls Loop - Biscuit Basin

Recent Trail Reviews

8/12/2006
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Beautiful lakes and ponds in a short walk. Nothing spectacular but great if you just want to stroll for 2 - 3 hours.


8/3/2003
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We did the loop counterclockwise, starting on the fairly steep switchbacks up to the overview of Biscuit Basin. The children and grandfather in the family ahead of us were having to rest a lot. But the view from the switchbacks included Old Faithful and a few other geysers actually spouting. Quite a sight. After traversing the top of the ridge,the trail begins its steep descent toward and then alongside the falls. And what glorious falls they are! In Spring I would probably give this trail five stars just for the falls. We saw a marmot sitting on a rock near where the trail evened out. We followed the rushing stream surrounded by wildflowers back to the end of the loop. For those without the time or energy for the entire loop, begin the hike by turning left onto the loop and just go the falls. It's still a lovely hike.



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