Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Fairy Falls Trail

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.

Trailhead: 1) Steel Bridge parking area 1 mile south of the Midway Geyser Basin

2) Fountain Freight Road parking area 1 mile south of Nez Perce picnic area on the Fountain Freight Road

Distance: 5 miles (8 km) from trailhead #1; 7 miles (11.2 km) from trailhead #2

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Visitor Information
307-344-7381 (recorded information)

Directions

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