Havasu Canyon Trail to Supai

MODERATE 24 reviews

Havasu Canyon Trail to Supai is a 14.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Supai, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

14.8 miles 2667 feet Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

trail running

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
13 days ago

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backpacking
1 month ago

camping
1 month ago

A must see and must experience the full hike to camp.

4 months ago

Really busy on Sunday

4 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

Amazing! A must for your bucket list! Make time to see all the falls and camp out!

backpacking
6 months ago

This may be the Garden of Eden. The colors and sights are absolutely surreal. An incredible and challenging hike. I backpacked in during the end of April and temperatures were perfect.

camping
6 months ago

Yea it could be done in a day but why? My wife and I hiked the 10 miles to Havasu falls and camped for two nights and Hiked out the third day. We went in April of 2016, weather was awesome, not too hot in the day and not too cold at night. We chose to go with a guide that packed our tent and provisions we only packed in our packs with clothes and typical hiking gear. Pygmy Guide service was great and seemed to be the cheapest of the available guides. Do yourself a favor and go to Moody falls, it is a bit sketchy getting down the canyon but well worth it, take some gloves.

camping
7 months ago

This is an incredible trail, correctly rated as moderate because of the steep descent on the way down. Once you get to the reservation, it's another couple of miles to camping. I don't think it's right to not make a reservation and not pay for camping. These are people who make most of their money off of the tourist seasons and who are generous enough to allow us on their spectacular land. Call WELL in advance for summer reservations, keeping in mind that flooding can happen in August, which is what shapes and changes the canyon and the waterfalls. Ah, the waterfalls. Bring a bathing suit because you'll want to spend every day swimming in the pools.

9 months ago

Did not have reservations, so bumbed two old bracelets (Natives use braclets for campers, color coordinated by day) off hikers leaving the camp. Left at 6am, arrived to the falls at 9:30 and falls at like 10ish. Did a day hike, and the hike back took about 4 and half hours. Doing the whole thing and avoiding paying for camping is doable.

10 months ago

I wouldn't say this is "easy", it was much more difficult than anticipated, but worth it

hiking
10 months ago

I wouldn't call this a moderate trail, I'd say it's hard. There is rock climbing, ladder climbing, ledge walking, sand, and compacted dirt. It was hard for even the experienced hikers in our group.

My suggestion is to cross the river and descend into beaver falls via the ledge on the far side of the river. Cross the river after passing through the palm tree, instead of ascending up the ladder next to the palm tree.

for someone like me that has a fear of heights, the ledge climb was a lot less nerve wracking than the ladders and rock scaling. The ledge walk is also a lot quicker.

This is by far my favorite trail of all time.

Bring a water filter so that you don't have to carry a lot of water, you are so close to the river before and after the ivy that you could get by with just a small water bottle if you have a water filter to keep refilling. Carrying less weight allows you to move quicker and go further.

hiking
10 months ago

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hiking
2 years ago

One of my favorite hikes of all time. I love the falls, and great camping also.

hiking
2 years ago

Awesome trail. Did the 25-mile loop from the top to Beaver Falls and back over a few days and camped at Havasupai. DEFINITELY start by noonish - this is not a hike you want to do in the dark going up or down. There are also some pretty perilous descents to get to some of the falls (after camp), so keep that in mind.
All in all, though, an incredible hike. I would definitely do it again.
No day hikes are allowed here, so make sure you get your reservation.