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3 days ago

Loved it. Well marked and satisfying climb. I started about 25 minutes after sunrise — would have been worth getting up even earlier to avoid some of the heat on the way back down.

Strongly recommend to start this trail early morning at Sunrise. Make sure you take lots of water with you and a good healthy energy/protein bar. It takes 5h minimum to finish this trail. Do not take an older dog with you on this trail!!!! do not take your dog in noon or afternoon hours ( too hot!!!!)

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.

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.

hiking
21 days ago

Perfect hike for the puppy. Not very many big boulders to try to climb with him. He loved the creek at the end. Spent time there so he could play in the water.

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.

hiking
22 days ago

Just as incredible as I imagined. The false peaks were hilarious - I recommend going in with a mindset of just keep trucking no matter what it looks like in front of you (I counted 4 false peaks). Those little white markers were a godsend - they were consistent all the way up and prevented me from getting off course, which could happen easily. The trail itself was relatively hard due to steepness and being exposed to the sun for the most part. I started 30 min after sunrise and it was getting hot on the way down. Views along the way and at the top are primo. Highly recommend.

Walked to Midgely Bridge on 89A from town to go swimming. Worst idea ever. Never do this. Walked back using this trail. Was a lifesaver. Also a really nice trek back to town with good views of surrounding area.

Great hike easy for 1700 elevation gain

1 month ago

All-around great hike - red rocks, some shady trees and nice payoff at Oak Creek. Use caution when crossing the creek on stepping stones.

Tricky climb but rewarding at the top.!

hiking
1 month ago

absolutely loved this Trail. A little more traffic than I thought it would have especially in July. Make sure you have plenty of water -there is no reliable water on the trail. I repeat- bring plenty of water, a cover for your head, and long sleeves. don't feel like I need to say it but make sure you bring sunscreen. The trail is pretty easy to follow there's one place within a mile up, go to your right although theTrail looks like it should go on the left-- that's the only hiccup

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!

it's a great trail and isn't hard but a lot of lose gravel on the trail so lots of spots one can slip if your not paying attention.

Overall really fun hike. Not too hard. There’s a lot of sun exposure for the first couple of miles so make sure to bring lots of water! The water features are worth the hike!

Exposed with little shade. Swimming in creek was the best part!

You think you’re at the top. You in fact are not.

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

hiking
1 month ago

Great workout! Love the elevation gain and the remarkable scenery from the trail. at top is only a hundred and eighty degree visibility. Brush and trees cover the top facing Sedona but you can see Thunder Mountain Through the trees if you work at it and scrape your legs up in the brush.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Well marked just follow the white arrows on the rocks. It’s a workout but the views at the top are gorgeous!

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

feels a lot longer than 4-5 miles. amazing veiws of Sedona and Mingus and the surrounding area up towards the top. The trail itself it very beautiful and would be well worth the hike even without the views. It is more tiring than you would think given the distance, so plan accordingly

Went early and that helped with the heat. Very well marked trail.

Definitely bring lots of water, sunscreen and hat! Great views! Took us about 4 hrs round trip.

This hike was challenging but definitely worth it! There are a few false peaks and not much to see on the way up. But on the way down the views are worth it! Not much of a view at the top but it was fun to explore. I can’t wait to hike this again in the fall!

Spectacular hike. Well worth it and totally doable. We were a group of moderately in shape adults and one 11-year old, and while it was definitely a challenge it was totally doable. Hike EARLY or LATE to avoid the sun, because it is brutal. We didn't use the mules or the helicopter and 100% recommend doing it this way! You feel so much more accomplished when you finish, and it's totally worth it.

We started the hike down at 5:00am and were to the campground at about 10:00am. The campground is great and there is plenty of shade and great places to hang hammocks (we were worried about this before, but we didn't have trouble finding trees to strap to). The spring water at the bottom is clean and doesn't require a filter, which is awesome!

We carried 4 L of water each down and up. On the way down we had plenty of water to spare, but on the way up we were cutting it close. We left about 4:20pm and hiked up waterfall to waterfall, making the distances in the sun short before getting to the next waterfall to spend a few last minutes in and immerse ourselves before continuing. We arrived at the village at about 7:00pm, where we filled our water one last time and began the final ascent, arriving to the parking lot a little before midnight. Make sure you have plenty of water and a good snack waiting for you in the car. Hiking in the dark wasn't bad and it made the weather perfect for the hardest parts of the hike! The trail is pretty easy to follow, as long as you are paying attention. Also the stars were spectacular, seriously maybe the best I've ever seen, so that's an added bonus to hiking at night.

We didn't see any snakes and only one scorpion on the way up, which I was relieved about. The squirrels are a real issue, just make sure you don't leave stuff out and you should be fine.

THIS HIKE IS WORTH EVERY MOMENT. I have never seen water that color before and it was just spectacular all around. YOU CAN DO IT.

Awesome all three times I visited this amazing place!

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