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Wraith Falls Trail

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Length


0.4 Miles 0.6 Kilometers


87' 26 m

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Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

6,700' 2,042 m

High

6,613' 2,016 m

Low

Shared By Tom Carter

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An easy trail to a lovely 100-foot cascade.

Tom Carter

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Family Friendly A short, easy trail to a scenic waterfall that the kids will love.

Description

This short trail leads through lovely meadows and mixed spruce, fir, and lodgepole forest, then along Lupine Creek to an overlook of 100-foot Wraith Falls. In summer, the meadows provide a nice display of purple lupine, a distant relative of the Texas bluebonnet, for which the creek was named. Years ago, lupine lotion made from these flowers was successfully used to combat body lice.

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.

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Aug 5, 2018
Emily Jones
Jul 16, 2018
Teresa Garner
Jun 21, 2018
Teresa Garner
Jun 10, 2018
Travis Yunck
Aug 6, 2017
David Scott
Jul 11, 2017
J Tanq
Easy hike with short ascent on final 100 feet to falls viewpoint. 0.4mi
Jun 18, 2017
Jeanette Colombe
Jun 2, 2017
Chris Jones
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