Fall Canyon Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Fall Canyon Trail is a 13 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Death Valley, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

13.0 miles 6833 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash




Directions from Scotty's Canyon: Follow Highway 267 southward to Titus Canyon Road. Turn left on the canyon road and travel about 2.5 miles to the Fall Canyon Trailhead.

1 month ago

2 months ago

This was our last hike. It actually rained a couple of drops. Very easy walk between towering cliffs that we couldn't see the tops of because of the clouds. This was easily the most crowded hike we did. There is room for everyone so enjoy the walk.

11 months ago

Extremely cool adventure hike through a wilderness canyon. With a little scrambling skill, you can even get beyond the first dryfall to a narrow slot canyon. Like a lot of Death Valley, you will feel like you are on another planet in Fall Canyon!

1 year ago

Cold but beautiful

2 years ago

I just hiked this in April 2014. I had heard about it, but had never done it. My advice: Take plenty of water and food as Death Valley even in the Spring can get very hot and dry. What I loved about this hike is that it's a long slow slog through a wash full of loose rocks and gravel, so this will give your ankles a workout. And heading back into the canyon, the wash starts out very wide, but it slowly narrows with some awesome and very tall canyon walls. This canyon is just north of Titus Canyon so you get some of the same rock formations and incredible tall canyon walls along the way. We only ran into one other couple along the way, so we really enjoyed the solitude on this hike. We loved the dry falls and all the narrow canyons beyond. Didn't see any big horn sheep, but maybe next time! Highly recommend this trip, but would not recommend it for small children. And as always, bring plenty of water, sun screen, a hat, and food!

3 years ago

easy to moderate hike. The main trail to the dry falls is full of great views. If you climb up past the dry falls, you can continue into the canyon, you'll enter some tight canyon walls which open up to wider canyons. It's a beautiful hike. Take time and watch for Big Horn Sheep! Bring your binoculars!

5 years ago

Hiked the shorter version ( 5m RT) of this trail to the dry waterfall. As most of the hikes in Death Valley it was spectacular. The highlight of the hike was having two big horn sheep scampering in the rocks above me for several minutes. Awesome!