Elevation: 7,280 ft.
Location: Old Faithful Area
1) Steel Bridge parking area 1 mile south of the Midway Geyser Basin
2) Fountain Freight Road parking area 1 mile south of Nez Perce picnic area on the Fountain Freight Road
Distance: 5 miles (8 km) from trailhead #1; 7 miles (11.2 km) from trailhead #2
Level of Difficulty: Easy
At 200 feet high, Fairy Falls is an impressive backcountry sight. It can be reached from two different trailheads. The first trailhead, 1 mile south of the Midway Geyser Basin, begins at a steel bridge across the Firehole River and follows the Fountain Freight Road hiking/biking trail for approximately 1 mile before the hiking-only trail to Fairy Falls branches off on the left. The second trailhead, 1/2 mile south of the Nez Perce picnic area on the Fountain Freight Road, follows the hiking/biking path from the northern end, 1-3/4 miles to the junction with the Fairy Falls trail.