Mystic Falls, Yellowstone National Park

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Mystic Falls

The 70 foot Mystic Falls are accessible from a short trail near the Biscuit Basin in Yellowstone National Park.

What can I see and do at Mystic Falls?

  • Admire the Falls: The Little Firehole River drops 70 feet at Mystic Falls. This unique cascade is also surrounded by geothermal activity. Steam can be spotted near the falls giving it a mystical feel.
  • Hike the Trail: The 2.4 mile round-trip trail to the falls is easy. If you continue on to Biscuit Basin Overlook, expect a steep climb.
  • Explore Biscuit Basin: Take some time to explore Biscuit Basin itself, on the way to the trail. Unique features include the Sapphire Pool, Jewel Geyser, and Mustard Spring.

Where are Mystic Falls?

Mystic Falls are located at the end of a 1.2 mile trail near the Biscuit Basin in the Old Faithful Area. Park in the Biscuit Basin parking area and follow the short boardwalk and trail around the basin. At the far end of the basin you'll see a trailhead for Mystic Falls. This 2.4 round-trip trail is easy and well worth it. You can either hike it as an out and back or loop it up with the Fairy Creek Trail to access the Biscuit Basin Overlook.

When are Mystic Falls accessible?

Mystic Falls are most easily accessed in the summer and fall. But if you are planning a winter trip to the park, you can take a snowcoach or snowmobile tour to Old Faithful and stay the night. There are a number of great cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails that leave from the Old Faithful Snow Lodge, including the trail to Mystic Falls.