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There is a side trail off of the Fairy Falls trail head that leads you to an observation area over... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Greenville, SC
Easy enjoyable hike

Great hike to falls. Be sure to continue on for 1/2 mile to Imperial and Spray Geysers. It’s a... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Great hike to falls. Be sure to continue on for 1/2 mile to Imperial and Spray Geysers. It’s a great place to sit and enjoy the colorful water and the never ending geyser activity! Good lunch spot. We saw a lone bison in the woods...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

There is a side trail off of the Fairy Falls trail head that leads you to an observation area over looking the Grand Prismatic Springs. Perfect picture area for this.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This was a very easy hike to fairy falls. It was a warm day but there was a nice breeze. The hike is a busy one with lots of people traveling to the falls. It is stunning and worth the several hours of hiking to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tseblen
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I am more of a walker than a hiker, and this trail was perfect for me. I began in the parking lot a short distance south of Prismatic Springs (there seem to be two ways to get to the falls - this is the shorter...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This was a very easy hike out to a beautiful waterfall. It was one of my favorite things we did in Yellowstone. It did take a while to find out how to get here, because signage does not seem to be a priority in YNP....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank karenlX6527ZK
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Very easy, very flat, very manicured trail to the base of this very tall waterfall of Fairy Creek. The start of many other trail options in the area

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 18 September 2018

One of the many hikes we scheduled was Fairy Falls. The hike is easy with little elevation. Little to no risk of bears or other wildlife. A busy trail with many families and couple enjoying the leisurely trek.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 252tims
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This hike is just under a mile from the parking lot to the observation deck, and is on the easy side of things. Don’t miss the turn on the left where a small sign just says “trail”. That’s the trail up to the viewing deck....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank woodinjw
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Thanks to many of the reviews I read on this site, we did not hike all the way to Fairy Falls. It was getting hot, our kids were getting crabby, and we needed to find a bathroom and some more water. But this trail is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank readingrx1
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Go early in the morning to get a good parking spot and hike before the heat starts. We started our hike at 8:30 and finished around 1:00. Early morning the Grand Prismatic Spring is covered with a mist making it hard to fully appreciate the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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24 August 2016|
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