Hike to Waterfall Canyon

Arizona Waterfall Canyon Trail

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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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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

200 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic
Waterfall

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over 1 year ago

Decent hike, a bit crowded, not so much water in the fall

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

Added by Calvin Weibel

A random dude wandering around with a camera

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