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6 days ago

This is a great moderate difficulty trail. It's marked well and nicely maintained. I didn't feel like I was lost at all. There are some cool rock formations and breathtaking views of the river towards the end. I highly recommended this trail for a casual day hike.

I hiked up Spicewood and down South Mac. The trails were well marked and in pretty good condition. Lots of rocks and roots to navigate and a moderate climb, but easy downhill on the way back. The views from the tower are nice!

I loved every moment of the trip. People were amazing and helpful, we started to hike around 0430 hours reached there at 1030 hours. It won’t take long if you have a day pack. But it’s not a place for day hike, you have to carry tents and all other gears to stay there. There are mule carriers that you can use to get your luggage transported to campgrounds. Beautiful places, water feels soothing, of course after that long hike you need it. Overall my experience was really awesome. Try to start as early possible in both ways to avoid heat.

Very scenic trail going down to the bottom off the falls was treacherous but worth the view.

Long hike, started at 0400 there and 0200 on the way back to beat the heat. The falls were magnificent, each site with its own personality. Loved every second of it!!

Locals yelling politically charged racial slurs repeatedly throughout the hike through the canyon as well as the village would keep me from recommending or returning to this place. The population of aggressively and outwardly racist villagers (to whom you must pay a lot of money for the privilege of visiting) is a minority, but a very vocal and significantly disruptive minority just the same.

When discussing this trail with friends and trying to decide which is best Havasupai or Kaibab/Bright Angel at the S. Rim to Phantom, it is always a toss up. They both offer so much and are so different. I think the big draw for Havasupai is the blue green water so you want to go when you can swim and enjoy being in the water. This year we were there May 5-6th. I prefer to go in April, but it's hard to get permits and rooms now that social media has over exposed, so you go when you can get a permit. I will say on the way, we saw lots of grumpy hikers. I believe we started out around 10 and it was getting warm. We were going down and they were in the grind on the way up to the Hualapai Hilltop, which I believe is about a 2000' gain. There is no shade on the way up so you do not want do do this stretch between 11-3 when 100+ degrees. The hike down is relatively easy, but back light as it is 8 miles to town and approximately 10 to the campground. I like staying in the campground next to the creek, but this time we were in the hotel, which is basic but offers a bed, sink, shower, toilet and a/c, plus you are only going to be sleeping there as there is so much to see and experience. Food can be an issue when staying in the hotel. Our first night the cafe closed at 4pm, the store closed at 6pm, and we did not find this out until 6pm, so we had to walk to the second store which is near the large corral when you are first coming into the town of Supai. We also had to get creative and had to have frozen burritos, a jar of salsa and bag of tortilla chips for dinner microwaved in the store, as our room did not have a microwave. This is all part of the adventure. I am telling you this so you know to be ready for Plan B. If camping you have planned out your meals, if in the hotel, most would think they would be eating at the Cafe. The first day we explored the waterfalls closest in - Navajo and Havasu, so close to 16 miles that day. The next day we got up early and did Mooney (there was still a wait at approximately 8am to go through the tunnel and use the ladders to get to the base.) and proceeded on to Beaver which is my favorite. It is an effort to get there and I was surprised to see that it looked like Spring Break on MTV when I arrived. There were lots of 20 year olds and numerous brightly colored floats. I have been twice before in late March and early April and had only seen a few people at Beaver in the past. Once again tempering your expectation for pristine as it was a party scene in May. For dinner the second night we took advantage of the Fry Bread Booth near Havasu Falls - delicious! Due to the high temperatures, forecast was 97 on our departure day, I wanted an early start to avoid the heat on the climb out, so I would not become one of those grumpy hikers we saw coming in. We started at 5:30am and had no problems. We were fortunate with a little cloud cover to keep the temps down. I will say it was much better with a 15# day pack than my two previous treks with a 30# backpack. Maybe that's why I was smiling and saying hello to everyone I passed along the way. Our group was out in 2.5-3 hours with day packs. Two of our party ended up getting bad blisters from water crossings and partially wanted to take the helicopter out. Be advised the cost is $85 and it's first come/first serve. When we left Supai at 5:30am there was already a line. Our group was told 7am was ok to line up and they did not get out until 11:30am, so we we were stuck waiting 3 hours on the hillside after we had hiked out. This is an amazing trip and one to be experienced, but best to come prepared with everything you might need or be flexible, as you may have to go to Plan B.

20 days ago

We loved this! We had a little one with us so we didn’t try to get to the bottom of the falls. The views from the top were phenomenal. We also walked down the creek a bit. If you don’t go down to the base, it’s an extremely short trail

hiking
20 days ago

Nice short hike. Regarding the reported broken glass. I only saw one broken bottle so maybe someone did some cleaning recently.

hiking
24 days ago

Would’ve been pretty if a bunch of inconsiderate morons didn’t throw their empty beer bottles over the edge and break them all over. This basically ruined the entire beauty of it all. Won’t be back.

***BROKEN GLASS ALL OVER BY THE WATER.***

hiking
27 days ago

More of a peaceful walk than a hike, and no view of any real “falls”. However it was enjoyable

Good trail and super easy but I will admit I was expecting a decent size fall. It was still fun though.

Nice hike in the Leatherwood area. The overlook is just 3 miles from the trailhead. Also worth noting that the start is across the bridge down the stair case. Overlook was a nice view of the Bsf River valley

walking
1 month ago

Just completed the south side of the trail with two of my four Shih Tzu companions. This part of the trail was much easier to follow than the north side that I did on my previous visit and took less than two hours. Well worth the effort.

hiking
1 month ago

I did this trail about two weeks ago. It was a great sight to see and was a fun adventure close to home. Steep but definitely doable. Unfortunately It is littered with broken glass so be careful.

Nice trail but found it difficult to follow at times due to confusing branching of trails. Luckily, with this app was able to get back on track. Traveled counterclockwise and took a shortcut back via the metal latter to the overlook when I couldn't locate the rest of the trail.

It was amazing trail with the part we saw but we got to ice castle falls part going north, and got completely lost couldn’t find any trails or where markers. Super sad we didn’t get to finish. Any body have any wisdom please let us know .

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful! Just wished it would have been a longer hike.

so, we totally went off trail. Trekked up river, swam, slipped, fell. great little spots to just sit and picnic. Second time here. kids love it, especially when they lead!

Hiked in on 05/05/2018, and out on 05/07/2018. The hike in to the village was easy to follow, but 2 out of 3 of us got blisters from the loose gravel/rocks that made our feet roll in unusual ways. I brought a blister pack that fixed us up for the rest of the trip.
We stayed at the Lodge in the village, and found everyone to be helpful and most to be friendly. The man running the Sinyella store was very nice.
We hiked down to Lil Navajo falls the first day, and did some wading there. The trail from the village to the falls is a very fine dirt/sand, like walking at the beach.
The second day we hiked over to Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls. Both bueatiful, as expected. We swam at both falls, and enjoyed the day.
Because of our blisyers, we didn't attempt to find Beaver Falls. Maybe next time.
On the third day, we left the Lodge at 4:00 am to beat the sun. I had a good, bright headlamp that made it possible. Even so, we had to backtrack and find the trail again twice in the dark of the morning. Fortunately, only a couple hundred feet each time. It got easier to pick the right path as the sun came up.
All in all, a great time and place to be.

Always great. I first came here in high school with my school. It was amazing, and unforgettable, so I've been back 4 times.
Just pack light. You don't need much. I have tented, and hammocked. I prefer to sleep in a hammock, and it's lighter to pack in and out. If you're a wuss, you can pay to have your bags taken out by helicopter. We actually did it one year, and it was worth it. $10 a bag.
2 years ago I took my 9 year old. She hiked in and out, and did amazing. What a trooper!

hiking
1 month ago

The hike was 2.2 miles but felt like forever! The beginning of the trial was alright but then it got boring. Also the end result wasn’t really worth the hike in the first place. My friends and I went on August 2nd and in result to that one of them got Rocky Mountain spotty fever,( which is deadly if not caught early). We all got ate up my several seed ticks. It’s not a terrible trail but I won’t be going back.

hiking
1 month ago

Breaktaking experiences of caves, patterned rocks, and mountain views.

hiking
1 month ago

my family and I had a magnificent time. wonderful views at the bridge. take plenty of water it gets hot. I wouldn't call the trail easy either. would love to do it again sometime but I want to try some other trails in the area first.

Absolutely loved my time here! It’s a beautiful oasis worth the wait and effort to go!

backpacking
1 month ago

This trail is absolutely amazing and beautiful. The overlook is stunning and it makes the climb totally worth it. However, make sure to be extremely careful and to look out for potentially dangerous animals. My friends and I camped overnight in a campsite near the main overlook and we spotted a mountain lion that hissed and growled at us on the way back to the campsite from the overlook. The next morning we saw 2 Black bear cubs and their mom as well as a few snakes.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike. Saw two little bears about a half mile into the trail. There are so many amazing sights along the trail and the terrain keeps changing. You’ll cross streams, crawl through little caves and scramble over boulders. There’s so much to see we spent six hours out there. Bring a lot of drinks and you can’t put on enough bug spray.

trail running
1 month ago

Great trail! Well marked and maintained. Gorgeous views. Very runnable. It’s right at 2 miles out to the end of point trail, then 2 miles back. Definitely take time to see the views!

Awesome fall, supai permits required
Unless you are hiking in from the Colorado river.

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