Dunanda Falls and Silver Scarf Falls Trail

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Dunanda Falls and Silver Scarf Falls Trail is a 17.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, WY that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from August until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

17.1 miles 982 feet Out & Back



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A beautiful Yellowstone Park hike to magnificent Waterfalls A nice hike continuing along Boundary Creek to the beautiful Dunanda Falls. This report will take you to a view point above the falls but there is also a trail to the bottom of the falls where natural hot springs enter Boundary creek and make for a very nice warm bath. Boundary creek does have to be forded again as well as several other springs and creeks but I found logs to cross on these. This hike is deeper into the Yellowstone back country so care should be given in the advent a bear meeting arises. Again, deer and elk are plentiful here. A little Mule deer buck was curious enough to stand his ground and watch us pass from about 50 feet off the trail. You will see Silver Scarf falls from the trail but you have to do a little bushwhacking to get a good view. Also remember this is back country. There are no handrails or slip proof sidewalks at the top of the falls. Be sure of your footing at all times.

1 year ago

One of my favorite hikes ever because of the beautiful and serene ending.

1 year ago

1 year ago

2 years ago

We hiked up to and past Dunanda Falls and Silver Scarf Falls, both of which are as equally beautiful as they are different. Silver Scarf is a long stair-stepping waterfall with tufts of gras and rock benches throughout. Dunanda is simply a stunning ~140 foot water fall with a sheer drop. We hiked past Siver Scarf for a ways just to check it out before rejoining the Boundary Creek Trail above Dunanda Falls. We hiked a mile or two beyond Dunanda stopping at Picnic Point overlooking Hodgey Falls. The final topping to our perfect day in Yellowstone was soaking in the hot springs at the base of Dunanda falls for 3 hours. This really is the best hot spring experience I have ever had. Incredible!