Hike to Waterfall Canyon

Arizona Waterfall Canyon Trail

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Autumn, Winter

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    2 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    200 Feet

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic
Waterfall

The best time to go is Nov-Mar, and the waterfall is usually only "flowing" after a rainstorm, so plan accordingly. Night hiking here is an option and should take about ~2 hours. It is $6 parking per car.

So to fully enjoy the theme of this hike, make sure to try and go right after a rain. But also know that since this is a pretty easy hike, you will won't be the only one there. This is also a great hike/ waterfall to do with someone that is new to desert hiking, since it is relatively easy and there isn't a lot of elevation gain. The trail is clearly marked with interpretive signs pointing out and describing various formations and things to see. A pretty awesome hike after a rain.

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Swimsuit (or whatever can get wet)
  • Sunblock
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
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Its true. Frogs, and lots of them do arrive in spring at the base of the watertrickle(fall) Pretty cool, pretty crowded at times, but 100% worth it. This is perfect for toddlers if you have children in this age range. Not all flat, but enough of a scramble that it provides an enjoyable family trip.

3 months ago
3 months ago

Definitely a good beginner hike with a well-maintained trail and pretty scenery. If you hail from a land where waterfalls contain some amount of cascading water, reset your expectations before hitting the trail. The times I've been to the "waterfall" I've seen some wet rocks and a smallish pool/puddle beneath, but no actual waterfall. I have no doubt this would be very pretty after a heavy rainfall, though. The downsides to the trail for me are a) in my experience, it has been pretty crowded, and b) it's kind of a boring hike. I think the park has prettier trails that aren't quite as crowded. Fortunately, the park has a Nature Center staffed with good folks who can recommend trails based on your skill level.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Calvin Weibel

A random dude wandering around with a camera

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