Mystic Falls Trail

Mystic Falls Trail, Yellowstone National Park: Hours, Address, Mystic Falls Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Mystic Falls Trail
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Heather H
Nashville, Tennessee, United States171 contributions
Great hike, a little bit of a challenge but worth it
Jul 2020
This is a fantastic hike - challenging but not too difficult with amazing views. We even timed it to see Old Faithful go off when we were at the rope. Go to the right first (hardest part) and then come down to the gorgeous falls.
Written 14 July 2020
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Roam259020
29 contributions
Fun, easy hike.
Sep 2019 • Couples
This hike has a shorter option and longer option. We took the shorter hike. It was refreshing and peaceful and the falls were just beautiful. It was a pretty easy hike!
Written 10 October 2019
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Juniorkp
New Castle, IN271 contributions
Nice hike
Sep 2019
This was a wonderful hike with beautiful scenery along the way and it led to a picturesque waterfall. Missed seeing a grizzly bear by a couple minutes...take that bear spray.
Written 8 October 2019
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WoodyMCP
Foxborough, MA172 contributions
Mystic Falls is a must do hike
Aug 2019
We hiked to Mystic Falls as part of a morning ranger talk so we got a lot of nature and history as we went. The hike to the falls is pretty gradual with nice views along Little Firehole River. The trail opens up as you reach the falls viewpoint. You can return at this point and have a nice easy hike. If you wish to make a loop hike, continue up the switchbacks for more views of falls. The switchbacks continue for about 1/2 mile as you climb out of canyon. This is a pretty strenuous portion if you are not in shape. At top of canyon turn right and follow trail to Upper Geyser Basin Overlook. You can see Old Faithful area, and if you time it right, you may see Old Faithful erupt. From the overlook the trail descends to the right via a series of switchbacks to the trail to falls and Biscuit Basin. It is a great hike to get into the backcountry a bit. Pack your bear spray.
Written 24 September 2019
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K-Flynn
Woodinville, WA22 contributions
Gorgeous Hike!
Sep 2019
Highly recommend this hike as it's not too strenuous at all. Our hike was ~3 miles and the views it offers from the top followed by the views you get of the falls was spectacular! There is also a shorter hike if you'd rather head straight for the falls, but if you have the time, do the longer one which takes you up the mountain and then back down to the falls.
Written 15 September 2019
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Linda K
Coventry, CT10 contributions
Moderate trail
Aug 2019
This a great easy hike to take if you want to spend some time in the wilderness of Yellowstone but you don’t have a lot of time or even if you aren’t that physically fit. One mile in you get to some beautiful falls in a nice peaceful setting.
Written 29 August 2019
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ct9876
DuBois, PA60 contributions
Nice but a lot of bugs
Aug 2019
Worth it if your walking the board walk at biscuit basin. It was not long but there were a lot of bugs so take spray. You don’t get very close to it unless you hike further up and there was a lot of elevation gain so we did not do this.
If you are doing Yellowstone and/or Grand Teton I highly recommend you download the gypsy guide app. It does cost a small amount approximately 9-10 $ but was so worth it. It automatically plays as you drive by locations and tells you about must see location as well as history and were to park.
Also if you fly into Jackson hole you can rent bear spray at the airport for much less than you can buy it for.
Written 27 August 2019
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claire t
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK199 contributions
Worth the walk
Aug 2019 • Couples
Starts just off the biscuit basin boardwalk. There is a fork on the trail soon after. We took the left fork which was the shorter route to the falls (0.6m I think) which follows the river. It is really worth it as the walk and the falls are great. There were people right under the falls, I have no idea how they got there as we tried and it was very precarious negotiating the rocks and the river as well as some hot springs. We gave up and got wet feet coming back. It didn't matter as you still get great views of the water from the trail. We then headed up the hill to the lookout which is steep but worth it. The trail then leads back to the original fork I mentioned. You could just do the shorter walk (0.6m) along the river there and back and cut out the steep climbs. Whatever you choose it is worth doing.
Written 4 August 2019
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MdTravelerX2
Silver Spring, MD502 contributions
Fairly easy trek to a beautiful spot
Jul 2019 • Couples
Be sure to take sunscreen and bug spray. We needed both. Gentle to moderate hike. The reward is a gorgeous water fall at the end.
Written 14 July 2019
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AussieChad
Brisbane, Australia254 contributions
Worth the effort
Jul 2019 • Couples
Did this early in the morning and beat the crowds. It is a lollipop hike, we went right and went up to the overlook first which I would recommend. You hike from the Biscuit Basin car park which is also worth checking out.
Written 13 July 2019
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