Wraith Falls

A short walk takes you to a beautiful cascade.

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Wraith Falls

Wraith Falls

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  • Type: Cascades
  • Height: 100 feet
  • Stream: Lupine Creek
  • Name, origin: Named in 1885 by members of the Hague parties. The report is that they saw a ghost or specter in the gossamer white strands of the falls. But, the actual reason is undocumented.1
  • Hike: An easy hike of 0.6 of a mile, roundtrip.
  • Location: South of the Grand Loop road between Mammoth Hot Springs and the Tower-Roosevelt Junction. It is 4.8 miles from Mammoth, and, coming from Tower-Roosevelt Junction, it is 13.2 miles. It is just east of Undine Falls. Parking and the falls are on the south side of the road

Navigate to: Introduction to Falls, Types of Falls or Waterfall Map

Navigate to: Virginia Cascades

1Whittlesey, L. H. (2006). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. Page 265.

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