Fairy Falls Trail, located near Old Faithful, offers an easy 5 to 7 mile hike depending on the trailhead chosen. At 200 feet high, Fairy Falls is an impressive backcountry sight. It can be reached from two different trailheads. The first trailhead, 1 mile south of the Midway Geyser Basin, begins at a steel bridge across the Firehole River and follows the Fountain Freight Road hiking/biking trail for approximately 1 mile before the hiking-only trail to Fairy Falls branches off on the left. The second trailhead, 1/2 mile south of the Nez Perce picnic area on the Fountain Freight Road, follows the hiking/biking path from the northern end, 1-3/4 miles to the
junction with the Fairy Falls trail.
Directions from Midway Geyser Basin: Travel south one mile to the Steel Bridge parking area. Trailhead #1
Directions from Nez Perce picnic area: Travel one mile south on the Fountain Freight Road to the Fountain Freight Road parking area.Trailhead #2
Mid-May through Late September .