Havasupai Falls

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Havasupai Falls is a 20.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Supai, AZ that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

20.4 miles 3219 feet Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

The Havasupai Reservation is located in one of the most beautiful and remote areas of the western Grand Canyon. The Village of Supai, is located in Havasu Canyon, a southwestern branch of the Grand Canyon, and is accessible only by foot, horseback, or helicopter. It is an eight mile hike to get to Supai via the Hualapai Trail which leaves from Hualapai Hilltop. This can take from 3 to 6 hours walking or 3 to 5 hours riding, depending upon the physical shape you are in, or how well you ride a horse.

29 days ago

Once in a lifetime!!!

backpacking
1 month ago

A series of switchbacks at the beginning takes you down 2k feet into the grand canyon, yes it is part of the grand canyon! You hike a dry wash all the way to supai village. This was interesting. There are dogs chasing horses at full speed, and mule poop everywhere. The people are friendly, they look you in the eye when you say hello. After the village, the trail gets soft underfoot for the last mile and a half. Take some time at Navajo falls, we didn't and wish we had. But when you first lay eyes on Havasu falls, you nearly fall to your knees from the beauty. Incredible. The campgrounds are "fairly" clean, and the compost toilets do not smell bad. The water provided is coming straight out of a rock, and does not need to be treated. If you think that people at this campground have camping etiquette, think again. People walking through your campsite, peeing behind your tent while shining their headlamps into your tent. Clueless. But this is all secondary to the beauty of the place. It is magical. The ladders down to Mooney falls are No. Joke. I would NOT advise anyone under 14 attempting this descent. I was sketched out because my legs are short and I needed coaching on footholds, and I'm an avid hiker. The chains and ladders are drenched with mud and spray from the falls. Just be careful and go slow. It's a gorgeous hike to Beaver falls. The water is just amazing and warm and so blue!!!

backpacking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Perfection.

2 months ago

Wow. It's pretty hard to describe how amazing this place is. It exceeded all of my expectations. Waterfalls, Sun, Swimming, Rain, and Camping.

backpacking
2 months ago

This may be the Garden of Eden. The colors and sights are absolutely surreal. An incredible and challenging hike. I backpacked in during the end of April and temperatures were perfect.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views at the waterfalls and getting to swim in the pools below was awesome. The hike itself isn't too bad, you hike down a canyon then the rest of it is a pretty easy walk along the flat canyon floor.

3 months ago

love love love this place

backpacking
3 months ago

best hardest most fun hike,of my life

backpacking
3 months ago

Nothing beats this hidden paradise. Plan well ahead and pack light. 100% worth the hike in and out. Doing this again for sure.

3 months ago

Gorgeous hike and even prettier destination. Very difficult hike back out, however.

4 months ago

Yes

4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

Garden or Eden in the desert. The 1800 ft ascent after nearly 40 miles nearly killed me. Overall, the pics tell it all. There is a natural spring in the campground to get more water, this is the halfway point to the river and the halfway point on the way out to the parking lot. As the nearest hotel is about an hour away, many drive to the trailhead and sleep in their cars. Make sure to get a permit, or you'll pay the steep fine of $88. With a permit it is half that, $44, but the campground books up nearly a year in advance. An absolute bucket list item, and so glad we did the full forty plus miles to see the falls and the blue green water!

4 months ago

The most breathtaking hike so far. Jade color water. Every fall had several cascades. There are lots of falls you can see but this one you can see, feel and experience. Every corner has another wonderful beauty hiding. A must for people who love nature and beauty.

4 months ago

Amazing place. Pictures do not do justice to the awesome beauty of this oasis in the heart of the Grand Canyon. 10 stars...

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing. Hiked about 30 miles over the course of 3 days. Don't forget to book either the Lodge or camping-if you don't you may hike 8 miles in & 8 miles out for nothing. We booked well over a year in advance

Bring: your reservation, sunscreen, plenty of water, plenty of socks, and leave your fear of heights at the door (Mooney Falls climb down is pretty sketchy & pretty scary but it's the ONLY way to Beaver Falls).

This was the trip of a lifetime!!

5 months ago

Would really love to do this. I just need some advice. What to bring? How long did it take? Any tips?!

5 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

Awesome experience with family and friends! We happened to go during the weekend with a record-setting heatwave of 115-plus degrees that occurs about once every 40 years. We didn't get much sleep and hiked over 20-plus miles within a 24 hr period. Some of us hiked additional hours for photographic opportunities. Wonderful time for everyone and we even had a surprise engagement proposal for one of our couples. A group of us also hiked the 8-10 miles back to the Hilltop; the rest flew back via helo. Major accomplishment for everyone. #NextTripCrew