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Beaver Falls Trail

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Length

2.9 Miles 4.7 Kilometers


Elevation

18' 6 m

Ascent

-642' -196 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

70%

Max Grade (35°)

2,888' 880 m

High

2,264' 690 m

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A scenic trail past a 200 foot plunging waterfall and numerous blue-green cascades within a narrow red rock canyon.

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Overview

Reservations and an overnight stay in the canyon is required. Alcohol, drones, and jumping from waterfalls are prohibited
Features: River/Creek — Spring — Swimming — Views — Waterfall [Add/Remove]

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

Reservations are required and can be notoriously difficult to obtain. The online reservation system has helped make this easier but planning months in advance is suggested. Trail access is typically made by backpacking in 10 miles from Hualapai Hilltop via the Havasu Falls trail or by helicopter and then a two mile hike from Supai Village. Water shoes are convenient to combine hiking, water crossings, and swimming.

Description [Suggest Changes]

This amazingly scenic trail in situated entirely within the Havasupai Indian Reservation. The trail starts simply as an access trail from the stunning Havasu Falls through the Havasu Falls Campground.

After about a mile, the trail narrows and drops 200 feet suddenly through a series of narrow switchbacks, two tunnels, and a misty section of exposed scrambling and ladders to the bottom of Mooney Falls.

The trail continues on along the left side of Havasu Creek for about a quarter mile until a knee deep stream crossing is required to the right side of the creek. About 200 yards later, a series of marginal makeshift bridges are available to cross back to the left side of the creek.

The trail continues for another mile with a large section of wild grapevine and then tree cover until another knee deep crossing is made to the right side of the creek. The trail continues for nearly a half a mile ending with simple scrambling up the lower portion of the canyon wall and then dropping back down a series of ladders to the beautiful cascades and pools of Beaver Falls.

The area of Beaver Falls is nice to explore both in and out of the water as there are fine spots to wade and scramble around the cascades.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Grapevine, cottonwood trees

Contacts

Land Manager: Havasupai Indian Tribe

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Apr 13, 2018
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