The above map shows the locations of the
waterfalls located near the main roads in the park. Just click on
the names above or the list below or just scroll down for more
[ Crystal Falls ] [ Gibbon Falls ] [ Fairy Falls
] [ Firehole Falls ] [ Kepler
Cascades ] [ Lewis Falls ] [ Lower Falls of the Yellowstone ] [ Moose Falls ] [ Mystic Falls
] [ Osprey Falls ] [ Rustic
Falls ] [ Tower Falls ] [ Undine Falls ] [ Upper Falls
of the Yellowstone ] [ Virginia Cascades
] [ Wraith Falls ] [ Cascade
- 129 ft. This very
nice waterfall tumbles over the north rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
about halfway between the Upper Falls and the Lower
Falls. Clear views of the falls can only be seen from the
North Rim Trail. These views of Crystal Falls are the
only reason that I recommend the North Rim Trail between
the Upper and Lower Falls.
- 84 ft. Located 5
miles north of Madison Junction. The falls are located at
the point where the Gibbon river tumbles over the wall of
the 600,000 year old Yellowstone Caldera. There is a
parking area at the top of the falls where you can get
out and walk back for good views of the falls.
- 197 ft. These falls,
located in the Lower Geyser Basin, require a 6 mile round
trip hike to see. The water falls in a narrow unbroken
stream for almost the entire 197 feet. Unfortunately, the
area was heavily burned during the 1988 fires but it is
interesting to see how the area is recovering.
- 40 ft. Located .5
miles south of Madison Junction on the one way Firehole
Canyon Road. The Firehole Canyon road is an interesting
side trip. The narrow, steep canyon is worth seeing as
are the falls.
- 100-150 ft. (depending on how
you measure the various cascades) Located
about 2 miles south of Old Faithful. The roadside
observation point provides good views of these
interesting cascades and their narrow canyon.
- 30 ft. Located about
11 miles north of Yellowstone's South Entrance, two miles
south of Lewis Lake. These falls can be seen just up
stream from the bridge that crosses the Lewis River.
There is parking located at each end of the bridge.
Falls of the Yellowstone River
- 308 ft. Located in
the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
, this is the highest waterfall in Yellowstone and a
must-see. Many fine views of the falls can be had from
many of the Canyon lookouts and from the Canyon rim
trails. A particularly nice view is from Artists Point on
the south side of the Canyon. The hike down to the brink
of the falls is steep, but not bad if taken slowly. It is
well worth the effort. I highly recommend walking down to
the brink of the falls.
- 32 ft. Located about
a mile north of Yellowstone's South Entrance. Be sure to
look for the small sign indicating the parking lot and
trail head. The falls are located down the short trail.
This beautiful falls is well worth stopping to see.
- 70 ft. Located behind
Biscuit Basin near Old Faithful along the Mystic Falls Loop Trail.
This is a favorite trail, leading through Biscuit Basin,
past Mystic Falls and up to the Basin Overlook. The upper
portions of Mystic Falls are colored by hot springs
located near the brink of the falls.
- 150 ft. Located about
5 miles south of Mammoth. They can only be seen from the
old Bunsen Peak road, now a trail. From the trailhead, it
is 3 miles to the turnoff to the falls and another 2
miles to the base of the falls. The falls are located in
800ft. deep Sheepeater Canyon.
- 47 ft. Located about
5 miles south of Mammoth. This falls is right next to the
road as the road cuts through Golden Gate. If they are
not watched for, they can easily be missed by north bound
traffic. There is a roadside pull-off just north of the
falls from which they can be easily viewed.
- 132 ft. Tower Falls
is located at the northern end of the Grand Canyon of the
Yellowstone. The falls can be seen from the overlook a
short distance from the Tower Falls Parking Lot and
Hamilton Store. A further 1 mile round-trip hike leads to
the base of the falls. Both views are worthwhile. Tower
Falls is characterized by the tower like rock formations
around the top of the falls.
- 110 ft. in two parts
Undine Falls is located about 4 miles east of Mammoth Hot
Springs. The roadside pull-off offers good views of these
two tiered falls located on Lava Creek.
Falls of the Yellowstone River
- 109 ft. The Upper
Falls is located at the head of the Grand
Canyon of the Yellowstone. The brink of the falls can
be reached via an easy 1/8 mile trail. Head on views of
the falls can be had from the South Rim Trail, up stream
from the Uncle Tom's parking area.
- 60 ft. Located 3
miles east of Norris on the one way Virginia Cascade
Road. The heavily forested area provides a nice setting
for this sloping cascade.
- 100 ft. This sloping
falls on Lupine Creek is located about 5 miles east of
Mammoth at the end of a half mile trail.
- This is the place for those that like the backcountry and
waterfalls. Many of Yellowstone's largest waterfalls are
located in this, the southwest or Bechler River, corner
of the park. All waterfalls in this area require hikes to
reach. Much of the area is quite wet and it is a good
idea to wait until later in the year to hike this region.
Among the waterfalls located here are: Union Falls 250 ft.; Colonade Falls 35 and 67 ft.; Dunanda
Falls 150 ft.; Ouzel
Falls 230 ft. and
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