Wraith Falls

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Wraith 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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Wraith Falls

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Description

  • Type: Cascades
  • Height: 100 feet
  • Stream: Lupine Creek
  • Name, origin: Named in 1885 by members of the Hague parties. The reports are 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 or 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: Virginia Cascades

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

 

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