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Mystic Falls

Waterfalls are just one of the many types of water features within the Park. Please enjoy them and savor the peaceful feelings they generate.

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Mystic Falls

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  • Type: Multi-tiered Cascade/Plunge
  • Height: 70 feet
  • Stream: Little Firehole River
  • Name, origin: Originally named by members of the second Hayden survey “Little Firehole Falls”. But was renamed for an unknown reason to Mystic Falls by members of the Hague parties of the USGS in 1885.(1)
  • Fun Facts: This isn't a real heavily traveled area, but will see a some people. Watch for the birds in the area as you walk along the Little Firehole River. Enjoy the peace and tranquility.
  • Hike: This is a 3.4 mile in and back. Trail is an easy hike. The trail head is located at the far end of Biscuit Basin.
  • Location: You will be hiking from Biscuit Basin boardwalk which is located 1.8 miles north of Old Faithful or 14.2 miles south from the Madison Junction. The basin is on the west side of the Grand Loop Road.

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Navigate to: Moose Falls or Rustic Falls

(1)Whittlesey, L. H. (2006). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. Page 185.


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