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Fairy Falls Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 7,200 Feet (2244.4 Meters)
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Length: 5 to 7 Miles Depends on trailhead chosen. See directions. Trailhead #1 offers 5 and trailhead #2 offers 7 miles.
Recommended Season: Summer
TI Topo Maps: Old Faithful
USGS Map: Lower Geyser Basin

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General Description

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

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Mid-May through Late September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Fairy Falls Trail
ICON Viewing Scenery Fairy Falls is an impressive backcountry sight.

Related Activities
Old Faithful Visitor Center - Old Faithful Visitor Center, Located only 200 yards from Old Faithful Geyser, features 110 seat auditorium, evening ranger led programs, Yellowstone Association, and combination ranger station, backcountry office, and clinic across the street. District Naturalist and District Library also nearby.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Yellowstone National Park, P.O. Box 168 , Yellowstone, WY, 82190, Phone: 307-344-7381


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