Fossil Creek Waterfall Trail

EASY 30 reviews
#21 of 140 trails in

Fossil Creek Waterfall Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Camp Verde, Arizona that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
16 days ago

Absolutely Gorgeous!! The waterfall is a great place to swim. We even stopped at each little swimming hole and swam. The hike is only about a mile and easy. The road in is bumpy but well worth it. Although we saw cars do the 14mile mountain road it would probably be better if you were in a SUV or truck.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

The drive down to the parking area is breathtaking. The hike is short back to the falls. It is so beautiful and the water color is mesmerizing. Bring your swim suit! Swimming under the fall is an amazing experience! My 3 year old handled the hike really well

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hiking
1 month ago

It was so hot out and our first time hiking that trail, definitely getting a closer parking spot next time and going when it cools down a little. The creek is amazing when you get there almost makes it worth it!

1 month ago

2 months ago

Easy trail with spots to cool off on the way to the waterfall.

2 months ago

Don't make the mistake of not getting a parking reservation. Drive a 4 wheel drive. Rough Road.
We did not experience the trails.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful lagoon and waterfall to swim in after a moderate but hot hike. Sandy and rocky in spots with minimal climbing unless you want to climb the waterfall to dive in the lagoon. Bring in and bring out everything. The ride there was rough with rocks, snaking around mountains. Scary. All wheel drive is recommended. Reserve a spot at waterfall lot for the closest lot to waterfall. There are only 20. This was paradise.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail that varies between rocky and sandy. You can carry a cooler through it, but having one on wheels would be a little tricky. There are several spots along the way to the falls to stop and swim. Those are my favorite spots. They are less busy and absolutely beautiful. Try to park at Waterfall Trail lot or the Irving lot. Those are the closest to the trailhead.

hiking
3 months ago

Would rate the trail a moderate difficulty. Glad they implemented a permit system as i can see it can get dense with visitors. Reserve in advance. Amazing water spots!

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome fun! safe n energizing trail. definitely for nature n water lovers...

hiking
5 months ago

Short and easy hike to a cool waterfall.

5 months ago

5 months ago