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Willow Canyon (West Access)

Intermediate
 3.5 (4)

A 2 mile hike through a wide exposed wash leads to a hidden seasonal waterfall and stream up a narrow canyon.


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2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Point to Point

609' 186 m

High

-221' -67 m

Low

830' 253 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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Features Spring · Views · Waterfall

Description

This cross-country route heads up the alluvial fan of Willow Canyon through an exposed wide wash. The route to the canyon offers open views of the valley floor and the lowest point in the US. Once inside Willow Canyon, you'll find a seasonal desert oasis complete with a spring and waterfall. If your primary goal is to see the spring, check with the rangers prior to going, as the spring doesn't flow year round. After about 0.2 miles of navigating in the canyon, you'll reach a 20 foot waterfall. Unless you are a skilled climber, this will be your turnaround point.

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Rudi Romaine

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  3.5 from 4 votes

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The finger points to the entrance of Willow Canyon.
Mar 24, 2017 near Badwater, CA
Entering the wash leading to Willow Canyon
Nov 23, 2017 near Badwater, CA
Waterfall at the end of Willow Canyon
Apr 29, 2021 near Badwater, CA
Glimpses of Death Valley from Willow Canyon
Apr 29, 2021 near Badwater, CA
The waterfalls in Willow Canyon
Nov 23, 2017 near Badwater, CA
A minor waterfall in Willow Canyon
Nov 23, 2017 near Badwater, CA

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Feb 24, 2020
Tilman Giese
Mar 10, 2018
Andrew Diefenbach
Nov 11, 2017
Nicole Buehlma
did sidewinder to the right of it 2mi
Feb 12, 2017
Bruce Hope
Jan 22, 2014
Heather Lynn