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Mooney Falls from Supai is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Supai, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

Length 5.2 mi Elevation gain 547 ft Route type Out & Back

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Historic site

No dogs

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This hike is part of a multi-day backpacking trip in the Havasu Creek Canyon. You cannot drive directly to this hike. Please consult AllTrails' other hikes in this area if you are determining how to reach Supai. Visitors have the choice of camping at the Havasu Falls Campground, or at the Havasupai Lodge in Supai. From Supai, likely the second day of your hike, you can continue on to Havasu, Mooney, and Beaver Falls. Some adventurous hikers might even consider hiking all the way to the confluence with the Colorado River. There are for-hire guides that are available for these strenuous sections. The map shown here has the hiker starting in Supai. If you stay at the Havasu Falls Campground, the hike to Mooney Falls would be shorter.

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Chantel Howard
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Mackenzie Totten
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Not for the faint of heart if you dislike heights/feeling a little unsteady. I stayed in the Havasu Falls Campground for 3 nights in June 2016 and we did the trip to Mooney as a day hike along with a visit to Ash Canyon and Beaver Falls. You can hike to the top of the falls without going down, but in order to get to the bottom and see more you have about 100ft descent with chains drilled into the rock face. Focus on 3 points of contact, watch where you are putting your feet and if you're lucky, the person who went ahead of you will give you some guidance. Ladders and chains are slippery so make sure you know what you're getting into before you start. Some people chose to 'nope' out halfway through and it was a difficult passing to get them back up with 50-100 people waiting to come down. It is worth doing.. only 3-4 minutes to the bottom depending on 'traffic' and you'll be done. :)

misha willie
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goodmorning, I was wondering to get to mooneyfalls (waterfall) would we have to do the 24 mile hike??is their a short cutt? I've been trying to locate this but on the map it doesnt say how to get there ? can someone let me know. I want to do this in july for my birthday 5053302313. thank you! hopefully someone who has done it reads this!

Kathleen Jager-Wilcox
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I marked bugs only because we saw a huge 4+inch black hornet while eating on the picnic table ON the water. Just don’t get stung. Near vertical climb down the rock face but everybody who tried succeeded (20-60+yrs old in my group). Stunning views, lovely pools to playin, and a bit cold (1st week in September 2019) at the bottom of Mooney because of the shade, mist, and wind from waterfall. Worth the climb and a great test of spirit.

Jennifer Catlett
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You’ve got this! Took me twice and the second time is a charm! Don’t get in your head... be confident.. three points of contact ... use the chains and your friends / other hikers for guidance and foot placement guidance .. felt super accomplished and man what a gem at the end of the tunnel! That waterfall... omgawd!! Have fun and enjoy!

Susan Sabin
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Amazing. Amazing waterfalls, amazing cottonwood trees, totally awesome. The climb up and down to the base of Moody was very hard for me, but everyone cooperated about leaving groups in opposite directions pass. A wonderful young man I met on the trail talked me down, scouting out the foot holds. What a total pleasure

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Maximilian Mattei
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The defend down can be tricky towards the end. Make sure to grab gloves if you’re afraid of heights. You walk half way down on a trail, go through 2 small caves then get to the rock wall, chains and rocks were soaked from the waterfall, take your time and you’ll be fine. People are pretty good and not rushing other people and making sure everyone gets up safe. Maintain 3 points of contact and you’ll be happy you made the climb down.

Brandon A.
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The descent could be a little challenging for some. Theres only room for one person at a time when traversing down. Although there are areas where people could wait as people pass. Chains and rocks near the bottom can be slippery due to the water. Ladder at bottom leans back a little when you are on it, but is restrained by a chain. Well worth the hike down, I do recommending hiking to the back area where the pools are. There is a cave under the area where the rope swing is!

Luke Thorne
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TONS of people at Beaver Falls, which was unexpected. Beautiful day out on an awesome river.

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Alexander McCorkle
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I was very nervous about this hike, but the descent and ascent of Mooney falls was not scary at all! The handholds and chains are very good and very well secured in the rock. Go down facing the wall, not facing out like a lot of people in my group did. Hand, foot, hand, foot. Easy! Take a dry glove from the top for your dominant hand, but mostly just grab the eyelets rather than the chains and you’ll have a better grip.

Emily Matthews
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Beautiful place, tricky decent, glad I went! I Wouldn’t recommend this hike for everyone, but if you are comfortable*/experienced with hiking and climbing ( at least knowing the three points of contact rule) then you’ll be fine! Glove could be helpful and make sure your shoes have a good tread. Also make sure everyone in your group knows what they are getting themselves into. I wasn’t told about the decent beforehand and I was a little shocked when I first saw it

Alain Amador Mancera Leyva
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Great hike. Came to stay the 4 days/3 nights camping, first day was superb.

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Chris LaSala
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11 miles to an open campsite.

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Shannon • @sn_dub
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Such a fun hike! I’m afraid of heights and have never had problems on the chains and ladders except for the one time I went in mid-November and didn’t have gloves... so, if you’re going in the colder months- bring gloves! Remember the three-point rule- keep three points of contact on the chains/ladders at all times (i.e.: two hands, one foot or two feet, one hand) and you’ll be fine! Enjoy!!

Angie Lira
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One of my favorite trail when I visited Havasupai. I hiked Mooney Falls everyday. Easy hike but a little bit slippery going down the stairs.

Melissa DC- Gomez
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Love this hike! Check out my video on Youtube for the whole trail video. https://youtu.be/0UIYkYLbDpQ https://youtube.com/MelissaDCGomez

TCob &.
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Beautiful! Wear actual shoes with tread because going down from the campsite to the bottom of Mooney is slippery, slippery, slippery. I wore my hiking boots and then changed into my water shoes for the rest of the hike. I would not do the descent into Mooney in anything other than proper hiking boots. Why risk it?

Cris Castillo
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Gorgeous place

Cris Castillo
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Amazingly beautiful! Life changing experience! Too dangerous for kids!

Ella Oaks
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Getting down to this waterfall was not an easy task. Coming down a the wall with chains to hold onto scared me but it was all worth it in the end! On the other side getting down from the wall is a rope swing and a place to jump off and have a fun time. Under one of the mini waterfalls is a cute little opening like a cave. The place was breathtaking and relaxing!

Gena Suminaga
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Celia Howland
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Melissa Woelfle
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Dawn Morris
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Carolann OBrien
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Nicholas Kaufman
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Jeff Kennedy
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