Wraith Falls Trail
ElevationAscent: 87' 26 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,700' 2,042 m
Low: 6,613' 2,016 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)
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“An easy trail to a lovely 100-foot cascade.”— Tom Carter
Family Friendly A short, easy trail to a scenic waterfall that the kids will love.
A “wraith” is a ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially one seen shortly before or after their death. Early map makers who named the falls apparently imagined they saw such ghostly figures in the gossamer white strands of this beautiful cascade. Study it for a while to see what you can see there.
Thanks to guidebook author, Tom Carter, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Yellowstone, check out his book, Day Hiking Yellowstone.
Local Club: Yellowstone Association
May 31, 2019: Yellowstone Hiking 101
Land Manager: National Park Service - Yellowstone National Park