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Mystic Falls, WY

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,261 feet
Elevation Gain 355 feet
Accumulated Gain 505 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.53
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Backpack No
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12  2018-07-28 AZLOT69
3  2017-07-24
Little Firehole River & Mystic Falls
Tough_Boots
27  2017-07-24
Touristas in Yellowstone
chumley
9  2017-07-24
Little Firehole River
chumley
15  2017-07-24
Little Firehole River & Mystic Falls
John9L
20  2010-07-22 seattlehiker
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Preferred   Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep → 8 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Autumn
Sun  7:22am - 4:54pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Fairy Falls and Imperial Geyser
0.1 mi away
6.8 mi
Black Sand Geyser Basin
1.6 mi away
0.6 mi
15 ft
Old Faithful and Observation Point
2.2 mi away
2.4 mi
250 ft
Fairy Falls
Fairy Falls
2.2 mi away
5.1 mi
373 ft
Upper Geyser Basin
2.3 mi away
7.3 mi
115 ft
Fairy Creek Trail
Fairy Creek Trail
2.3 mi away
13.2 mi
Observation Point Loop - Upper Geyser Basin
Observation Point Loop - Upper Geyser Basin
2.4 mi away
2.0 mi
200 ft
Midway Geyser Basin
3.0 mi away
0.7 mi
50 ft
Lone Star Geyser
3.6 mi away
5.0 mi
100 ft
Bechler River
3.7 mi away
30.3 mi
980 ft
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Flora Nearby
Hike With The Wizard
by AZLOT69

Overview
Mystic Falls is a cascade waterfall of about a one hundred foot drop on the Firehole River. This hike can be a family friendly walk. Out-n-back one mile each way on a wide maintained cinder pathway or combine that with a much more aggressive addition of the lasso loop. This description is for the longer lasso loop and is described in a clockwise direction.


Hike
Take the boardwalk which passes by several geo thermal features. At the west end of the boardwalk take the left boardwalk which ends in about fifty feet. A cinder path continues to signed intersection rather quickly. Mystic Falls is straight. It's a nice stroll thru the forest with some nice rock out croppings along the way to the next intersection. Mystic Falls is straight, the lasso loop will return from the right here. Soon the river joins on the left and the sound of the falls becomes apparent. There are nice views from the base of the falls. Out and back folks should return the way they came. Lasso folks start climbing the rocks off to your right. The steep trail is narrow and takes several switch backs to a nice view of the falls from above. The trail continues on a steady climb to the summit. Descending from the summit the trail comes to a fenced overlook of the valley below and Biscuit Basin. The views are outstanding and if your timing is right you can see Old Faithful. This area can be a little confusing with no signage. As you approached this area you want to make a sharp u turn to the right here. The trail takes several switchback on the way down to the valley to rejoin the original trail. From here turn left to return to the boardwalk, then turn left again to complete the boardwalk loop.

AZLOT69
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    NPS

    Yellowstone National Park
    Entrance Fees $25 per car & $12 per person


    Directions
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    Road
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Old Faithful, two miles north to Biscuit Basin. Start at Boardwalk
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