Mystic Falls Trail

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190

Distance1.4mi
Elevation Gain863ft
Trailhead Elevation7,808ft
Top7,808ft
Elevation Min/Max7290/7808ft
Elevation Start/End7808/7808ft

Mystic Falls Trail

Mystic Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Teton County, Wyoming. It is within Yellowstone National Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 7,808 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 863 feet. The Mystic Falls attraction can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Avoca Spring and Shell Spring hot springs. This trail connects with the following: Summit Lake, Ugb-Biscuit Basin, Fairy Creek-Little Firehole and Biscuit Basin.

Mystic Falls Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This dayhike is popular thanks to its proximity to Old Faithful, and it offers easy access to a pretty backcountry cascade. Complete the full loop to leave the crowds behind and for an expansive overview of the Upper Geyser Basin."

"A popular day hike to a popular waterfall."

"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."

Mystic Falls Trail Reviews

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6/28/2011
A slightly hilly hike with low to medium foot traffic. A great waterfall but a short trail. We did this trail and Fairy Falls back to back. Pretty views!
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7/26/2009
A nice, flat hike to get away from the crowds in the park. The waterfalls are beautiful. A good hike for a family.
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8/12/2006
Beautiful lakes and ponds in a short walk. Nothing spectacular but great if you just want to stroll for 2 - 3 hours.
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8/3/2003
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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Trail Information

Yellowstone National Park
Nearby City
Yellowstone National Park
Parks
Moderate
Skill Level
Yellowstone National Park
Local Contacts
Yellowstone Association’s Old Faithful map/brochure; Trails Illustrated Old Faithful; USGS Old Faithful
Local Maps

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Nov 2018