Fall Canyon Trail is a 13 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Death Valley, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Scotty's Canyon: Follow Highway 267 southward to Titus Canyon Road. Turn left on the canyon road and travel about 2.5 miles to the Fall Canyon Trailhead.
Extremely cool adventure hike through a wilderness canyon. With a little scrambling skill, you can even get beyond the first dryfall to a narrow slot canyon. Like a lot of Death Valley, you will feel like you are on another planet in Fall Canyon!
Cold but beautiful
I just hiked this in April 2014. I had heard about it, but had never done it. My advice: Take plenty of water and food as Death Valley even in the Spring can get very hot and dry. What I loved about this hike is that it's a long slow slog through a wash full of loose rocks and gravel, so this will give your ankles a workout. And heading back into the canyon, the wash starts out very wide, but it slowly narrows with some awesome and very tall canyon walls. This canyon is just north of Titus Canyon so you get some of the same rock formations and incredible tall canyon walls along the way. We only ran into one other couple along the way, so we really enjoyed the solitude on this hike. We loved the dry falls and all the narrow canyons beyond. Didn't see any big horn sheep, but maybe next time! Highly recommend this trip, but would not recommend it for small children. And as always, bring plenty of water, sun screen, a hat, and food!
easy to moderate hike. The main trail to the dry falls is full of great views. If you climb up past the dry falls, you can continue into the canyon, you'll enter some tight canyon walls which open up to wider canyons. It's a beautiful hike. Take time and watch for Big Horn Sheep! Bring your binoculars!
Hiked the shorter version ( 5m RT) of this trail to the dry waterfall. As most of the hikes in Death Valley it was spectacular. The highlight of the hike was having two big horn sheep scampering in the rocks above me for several minutes. Awesome!