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Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Elevation Gain
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Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
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Wraith Falls is a 100-foot cascade of water that runs down a smooth rock face in wispy white threads. Located between Mammoth and Tower-Roosevelt Junction, it was named by members of the Hague expedition in the late 19th century. They were tasked by the U.S. Geological Survey to explore the Absaroka Range and what is now Yellowstone National Park.

The clearly marked hike to the falls is a short and easy walk through forest and marshland. A quick stair climb after the bridge takes you to a viewing area overlooking Wraith Falls. Lupine Creek provides the water for this cascade and feeds into a popular waterfall not too far downstream, Undine Falls.

To catch Wraith Falls at its finest, hike in the spring when water levels are high from the snowmelt.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Easy access.

Cons

Low water in the summer months.

Trailhead Elevation

6,610.00 ft (2,014.73 m)

Net Elevation Gain

100.00 ft (30.48 m)

Features

Waterfalls
Big Game Watching
Wildlife
Wildflowers
Big Game Watching

Location

Field Guide

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