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Wraith Falls Trail

Brown wooden sign with "Wraith Falls .5 miles" marks the start of the tan dirt trail.
Wraith Falls Trail is an short, easy hike with a rewarding view of one of Yellowstone's beautiful waterfalls.

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This short, easy trail passes through sagebrush meadows, marshland, and mixed conifer forest to the base of 79-foot (24 m) Wraith Falls on Lupine Creek.

Trailhead: The trail begins at a pullout ½-mile (0.8 km) east of Lava Creek Picnic Area on the Grand Loop Road.

Details
This is a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) there-and-back trail that begins and ends at the same trailhead.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
This trail is located in the northern part of the park, about a 1/2-mile east of the Lava Creek Picnic Area.
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Last updated: June 7, 2018