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Easy trail, pretty waterfall

This was a great trail option when most everything was covered in snow or ice from the recent... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
cleichhorn
,
Charleston, South Carolina
Nice hike!

The day we went on this hike it had snowed about 5" in the night. In fact it was snowing & wind... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Debbie P
,
Forsyth, Georgia
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Popular hiking and cross-country trail around Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“imperial geyser” (15 reviews)
“easy hike” (14 reviews)
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This was a great trail option when most everything was covered in snow or ice from the recent weather blast. Easy to follow, about 2 miles to the waterfall for a total of about 4 miles up and back. There's a geyser overlook early on....More

Thank cleichhorn
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The day we went on this hike it had snowed about 5" in the night. In fact it was snowing & wind blowing the morning we did hike. It was so cold that we almost didn't go. So glad we decided to brave the weather....More

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The first part of this hike is the same as to Grand Prismatic Overlook so there are plenty of people. Behind this point it's rather empty. The hike is almost flat and very easy, however it's quite long. Fairy falls at the end are nice...More

Thank Krzysztof T
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of those hikes that offers low impact and little elevation gain but ends with a huff payoff. The mostly flat and wide trail meanders through a mostly newer forest that is coming up through the remains of a previous fire. While it...More

Thank souzagar
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Though the parking is a total mess, this is a great hike that can kill a few birds with one stone. The waterfall itself is pretty cool, but t the new overlook for the Grand Prismatic Spring is the star of the show. It is...More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Fairy Falls was our last hike before leaving the park, and we chose it because it was rated as easy and level, no elevation change, and is 5.5 miles round trip. It is long so bring water! We did not bring enough and wished we...More

Thank vacationmom56
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Putting this review here - a new trial has opened with an overlook over the Grand Prismatic Spring. The trailhead is at the parking lot leading to Fairy Falls trail. The Falls is a bit longer hike but the hike to the Prismatic Spring overlook...More

1  Thank Texcoug
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We were told that this waterfall is more majestic and mystic than mystic falls, but it is closed right now. We were disappointed to not be able to see it. Maybe next year.

1  Thank DofDenver
Reviewed 12 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

1  Thank michigan_montana
Reviewed 28 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.

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sprocha512
24 August 2016|
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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
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