Biscuit Basin Trail

Short Boardwalk Passing
by Deep Blue Hot Springs

Biscuit Basin Trail is an interpretive trail on Little Firehole River and Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park.

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The Biscuit Basin Trail is an easy ½ mile loop circling some of Yellowstone’s bluest hot springs.  At the back of the Biscuit Basin Thermal Area a trail leads to Mystic Falls.

This thermal basin is particularly volatile, unpredictable. On August 17, 1959, an earthquake recorded at 7.5 on the Richter scale had its epicenter just a few miles to the northwest.

Four days later, Sapphire Pool began to erupt violently, blowing away the large rock biscuits around the crater. Biscuit Basin was named for those biscuit-shaped mineral formations.

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Biscuit Basin Trail
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Short Day-Hike Through Thermal Area to Waterfall
If you are in Yellowstone and wanting to see hot springs and nice waterfall all in short day hike, the Mystic Falls hike is a great option. The most direct route to the falls is only a 1.2 mile, 30 minute walk (one-way) on a flat trail. If you want a bit more exercise you can make a loop out of it…
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