Maidenhair Falls via Hellhole Canyon Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

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 accessible from October until May.

5.1 miles 980 feet Out & Back

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

hot springs

views

wild flowers

hiking
7 days ago

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!

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29 days ago

Worth the effort. Not running on 12/21/16, but I can't wait to gobback when it is.

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1 month ago

Fun hike. Interesting change over terrain.

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4 months ago

Great

hiking
5 months ago

Made the hike in mid April and loved it! Very moderate smooth incline to start off, with beautiful desert wildlife. As you enter the canyon, the trail becomes more inclined and requires quite a bit of bouldering to eventually make your way to the falls. You pass several oases before you get to the falls, and they become more lush and beautiful the deeper in the canyon you go! Another highlight was seeing big horn sheep high above on the canyon walls on our way back down! Keep an eye out for these majestic creatures.

hiking
10 months ago

The hike through the valley is beautiful this time of year (mid March) as all the cacti and plants are blooming. As you hike further on into the canyon, everything becomes more lush and green. There's a waterfall in the desert; need I say more?

hiking
10 months ago