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“Wonderful Ranger Led Hike”
Review of Mystic Falls Trail

Mystic Falls Trail
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Cleveland, Mississippi
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203 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Wonderful Ranger Led Hike”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Park Ranger, Erin, led us on this hike, and she was nothing short of fabulous! So friendly and knowledgeable. The hike started on time, and it was easy for all ages. The falls in the end were so pretty, and the setting is much different from the steamy landscapes of Yellowstone. This is definitely worth getting up for!

Visited August 2014
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Virginia
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This is a wonderful shorter hike. The scenery is terrific. I was there at7:30 am and did not see another person until the end of the loop at 9:30am. You can see Old Faithful from the top. Bring your binoculars.

Visited August 2014
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“beautiful falls, lots of people”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Beautiful falls but hot because of the lack of shade. Amazing how hot it gets during the day, and how cool at night! Lots of people on this hike, even early. Can't imagine what it is like midday.

Visited August 2013
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NYC
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157 reviews
85 attraction reviews
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“Long Trail, but worth it”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This trail is long and exposed, but the waterfall at the end is worth it. About a quarter of the way in is a fork, take the left side, it's much easier going. The right path takes you up to an overlook of the valley, which is beautiful, but very switchbacked.The left fork takes you to the waterfall.

When you get to the waterfall, you can either re-trace your steps, or continue on, and up some switchbacks to the top of the ridge. It then levels out for a quarter mile or so and you eventually get to the overlook that the right path would have taken you to. Now you go down the switchbacks instead of up.

I did this trail in mid-day, and the sun was hot. It wasn't unbearable, but it was also early June. The lack of cover could easily make this extra intense in July and August.


Mystic Falls is nice, but laid back. You're not right on top of it like at The Canyon. However you can walk down along the river's edge to some rapids at the bottom which are nice.

Visited June 2014
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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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“Beautiful!!!”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Mystic Falls is definitely a must stop. It's so beautiful. You can get great pictures from a lot of different angles. A must see.

Visited June 2014
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