Category: Old Faithful Area

UPPER GEYSER BASIN TRAILS

Trailhead: Boardwalk in front of Old Faithful Visitor Center Distances: Several miles of trails, including a loop to the east and one to the west Level of Difficulty: Easy Although Old Faithful Geyser, the most famous geyser in the park, is located in this area, the trails oriented around Old Faithful Village offer the opportunity […]

OBSERVATION POINT TRAIL

OBSERVATION POINT TRAIL Trailhead: Firehole River footbridge behind Old Faithful Geyser Distance: 1.1 mile (1 km) loop Level of Difficulty: Moderate This loop trail gains about 200 feet in elevation to a prominent overlook providing a great view of the Upper Geyser Basin.  Elk and bison are often in the area, and it is not […]

MYSTIC FALLS TRAIL

How to Get There The falls are located behind Biscuit Basin, near the Old Faithful Area.   After about .5 miles, the trail takes a fork.  The left-hand fork goes directly to Mystic Falls and is about one mile long.  It is an easy hike.  The right-hand fork also goes to the Falls, but is nearly […]

MALLARD LAKE TRAIL

Trailhead: Old Faithful Lodge cabin area Distance: 6.8 miles (5.3 km) roundtrip Level of Difficulty: Moderate This trail climbs through lodgepole pine forest, some of which was burned in the 1988 fires, and along meadows and several rocky slopes before reaching the shores of  Mallard Lake, a nice little scenic lake.  If you are staying […]

LONE STAR GEYSER TRAIL

Trailhead: 3.5 miles SE of the Old Faithful area, at Kepler Cascades parking area Distance: 5 miles (8 km) roundtrip Level of Difficulty: Easy One of the easiest five mile roundtrip hikes in Yellowstone, this mostly level trail follows an old service road along the Firehole River through unburned forests of lodgepole pine. Lone Star […]

FAIRY FALLS TRAIL

Trailhead #1: Steel Bridge parking area 1 mile south of the Midway Geyser Basin Trailhead #2: Fountain Flats parking area Distance: 5 miles (8 km) from trailhead #1; 7 miles (5.5 km) from trailhead #2 Level of Difficulty: Easy 197-foot Fairy Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in Yellowstone, dropping into a shallow pool […]

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