Maidenhair Falls via Hellhole Canyon Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Borrego Springs, California that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and nature trips and is best used from October until May.
Full lot at trailhead when I went on a Sunday during infrequent rain showers. Lots of couples and groups out to see the wildflowers starting to bloom. Managed to find the Falls to myself. If you follow the alltrails track closely you will avoid following well worn footpaths to dead ends. Enjoy the running water and fan palms as you make your way up. Lots of birds and some frogs will add music to the sound of the water. Please pack out your orange peels and everything else you pack in with you.
Even after the substantial recent rains the falls were not flowing yesterday. It was still a very worthwhile hike with some really unique scenery, especially deeper into the canyon. I'd do it again, especially when the falls are flowing!
Worth the effort. Not running on 12/21/16, but I can't wait to gobback when it is.
Fun hike. Interesting change over terrain.