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Wraith Falls is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Length 0.9 mi Elevation gain 65 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Contact

Yellowstone National Park PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168 307-344-7381 (recorded information and an option to speak with someone) Additional info: http://www.nps.gov/yell/contacts.htm

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Photos (55)
Recordings (72)
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Jeana Edwards
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Hiking

Good trail. One could definitely tell it was well traveled. Lots of wildflowers along the way. Nice little stream with a bridge along the way to the waterfall at the end. Insect repellent is a must!!

Steve Leen
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Hiking

Easy for a good waterfall view but use bug spray.

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Chelsea Fuller
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Hiking

Alltrails map is incorrect. there is an obvious path that was used in the map, but looks like the park rerouted it to the trail I took (see recording.) old trail has a big rock blocking it on the way in, stay to the left. you'll see orange trail markers to cross the little bridge. where the old/new trail meet, you'll see logs across the old trail to prevent access. overall cute little hike to get some steps in. waterfall was frozen solid, but views were nice. lots of grouse making noises in the grasses!

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Cher Marcks
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Hiking

very short kinda steep incline at the end. not a huge waterfall. good for small children to get them going on hikes

Howlin Hound
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Hiking

snowshoed last winter.

Daniella Maldonado
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Very very easy hike and the waterfall at the end was just a trickle of water it felt shorter then even o.8 miles. I wouldn't go again.

Ricci Johnson
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Hiking

This a fun quick hike with a bridge and a handful of stairs. Great to take kids.

Kathy Eiferle
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Hiking

Worth the stop. We did it in the rain and it was perfect.

Tim W
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Hiking

neat falls to see. easy trail.

Cheryl Russell
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Hiking

Sweet little trail. Enjoy the flowers and the break from driving. Waterfall was very refreshing. Lots of berries by the lookout.

Paige Palmer
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Hiking

Cute little hike to get your legs moving!

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Van den Bulcke Steven
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Hiking

An okay easy trail

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Jan Adair
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Hiking

An easy walk with lots of wildflowers. The waterfall is really more of a Cascade.

Miranda Hill
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Hiking

Quick little stroll up to a beautiful waterfall with a small amount of elevation gain. There is a small bridge to pass over the creek and the rest of the trail is dirt with some small stairs at the end and a hand rail. Beautiful and quick, good for all ages and all levels of outdoor lovers.

Kristen Baldauf
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Hiking

Good easy trail! Great view of the falls and a short hike. Definitely easy enough you can do it if you are tired from your other adventures (as we were today) and the view was worth it. Quick 20 min hike.

Bill Harvison
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Hiking

Fat boy approved

Kristina W.
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Hiking

Very quick hike

kayla cheney
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Hiking

easy stroll

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Staci Robinson
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Hiking

Short and easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. We were the only people on the trail which was nice. Waterfall was flowing nicely which I believe is more normal this time of year. Saw a Marmot on the way there and back which was a first for us.

Matthew Wakai
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HikingNo shade

Easy, short hike with nice view of falls. This time of season may be better for water flow

Kate Best
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Jonathan J.
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Hiking

There is a new trail that veers to the left of the old boardwalk. The old boardwalk has been removed and the area is being rehabbed.

Victoria Apodaca
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Walking

Quick and fun. Path well established and perfect for photo ops.

Ashley Prasse
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easy hike but not flowing well in middle of September

Ryan Keller
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Hiking

This hike is good for short, easy hike through the park to get away from some of the more crowded areas. The waterfall wasn't that impressive. Mystic Falls is a much better hike if the goal is to see an off-the-beaten path waterfall. When I hiked the trail in mid-Aug. at around 5PM and there were just a handful of folks also on the trail.

Blue Bird
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Easy quick hike, says it’s a mile but really 3/4 of a mile. Bridge was rotting with several areas broken thru boardwalk . These broken areas clearly visible when walking on the boardwalk. As with many trials in Yellowstone it is not well maintained. We saw a small herd of elk eating down by the creek. Short and sweet, good for all levels. There are some stairs to the falls but there is a hand rail and this area appears to be in good repair.

Micaela Mooers
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Easy hike, great for young kids. I think there are better waterfall hikes in the park that are just as easy.

Hailee Altaffer
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Super easy hike with a great reward! Would recommend to anyone!

Karen Duvall
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Hiking

Beautiful and quick trail if you're en route from Tower Falls area to Mammoth. Quick hike to Wraith Falls, Enjoy a small spray of water, and all the chipmunks everywhere! Shaded trail for most of the way.

Amber Reiter
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Hiking

Nice waterfall and worth getting out of the car real quick but I would see other things first like brink of lower falls. Easy and quick hike for sure.

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