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Mystic Falls Trail

Behind Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The falls are mystic because of the steam vents that surround the falls. It is a fun hike. Didn't see any bears, but made a good bit of noise along the way so this didn't occur. The trail is a bit tricky in places to be sure you're headed to the falls vs just going up the canyon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was only a 2 mile round trip hike, and the trail was fairly easy to hike for my 10 year old and us. The river that you hike along is beautiful, and then the falls are well worth the hike. We took a left to see the falls from the bottom instead of turning right at the fork towards... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The trailhead to Mystic Falls (100’ high) is located at the back of the Biscuit Basin (near Avoca Spring). It is a little over 1 mile (with 115’ elevation gain) to Mystic Falls. The dirt trail passes through an evergreen forest. The forest scenery changes to a rocky hillside on our right and the Little Firehole River with its white... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were staying at OF Inn so we did this trail by walking from the Inn all along the Upper Geyser Basin to Biscuit Basin and then on the Overlook loop, returning via Mystic Falls. A day when we didn't need the car! The climb was quite strenuous as it was hot, but the view from the Overlook was spectacular... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

its a bit of a climb if you turn right at the fork after biscuit basin at the sign post, but you wind up the steep face alpine style to breathtaking views at the top. Beware , the train is not well signposted once at the top. so look carefully for the red markers- some kind soul placed a sign... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The hike was easy, even in the eighty degree weather. Most of the way, you are walking along the river. The falls are beautiful and the surrounding forest is varied enough to be very interesting. This hike is definitely one to do

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The falls itself is a great lunch spot and the overlook loop trial is a real treat with great views of the valley. We did the loop counterclockwise, saving the waterfall for the downhill part. It was delightful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was one of many hikes we did during our 1 week trip to Yellowstone. It was one of my favorites. It is a very easy, flat hike to a beautiful water fall. There is hot spring run offs near the falls, so if your climbing around the rocks be careful where you put your hand! It might be very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a shorter hike; a little over a mile. It is through the woods along a river. The scenery going to the waterfall is beautiful. The waterfall itself is quite beautiful. The braver can hike all the way down to the water's edge. It is slightly slippery on the loose rocks but is worth it. You can get right... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Park Ranger, Erin, led us on this hike, and she was nothing short of fabulous! So friendly and knowledgeable. The hike started on time, and it was easy for all ages. The falls in the end were so pretty, and the setting is much different from the steamy landscapes of Yellowstone. This is definitely worth getting up for!

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