Maidenhair Falls via Hellhole Canyon Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews

Maidenhair Falls via Hellhole Canyon Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Borrego Springs, California that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and nature trips and is best used from October until May.

5.1 miles 980 feet Out & Back

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

hot springs

views

wild flowers

hiking
15 hours ago

Fun trail. As a newbie the bouldering near the end was a little intimidating but overall a great hike!

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12 days ago

Go early! This is a popular and crowded trail.

hiking
12 days ago

Great trail, especially after all this rain. Caution: when you see the sign "riding and hiking trail" with a left-arrow, please keep right to stay on the Maidenhair waterfalls trail. The left trail is a 6-mile trip to the Culp Vally campground.

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20 days ago

Very long hike, climbing, going thru the bushes .
Path unmarked closer to the falll by the palm trees.

hiking
21 days ago

Hiked this last early Fall starting around 9am. The first quarter you are totally exposed so make sure you have adequate sun protection. Around the halfway point you hit a little incline and go through some boulders - trail can be easy to miss here. It gets cool toward the last third or so of the hike as you enter the palm oasis. Hike all the way to the end and treat yourself with the waterfall. We had it to ourselves when we went. By noon groups started to to trickle and the lot was full.

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26 days ago

Full lot at trailhead when I went on a Sunday during infrequent rain showers. Lots of couples and groups out to see the wildflowers starting to bloom. Managed to find the Falls to myself. If you follow the alltrails track closely you will avoid following well worn footpaths to dead ends. Enjoy the running water and fan palms as you make your way up. Lots of birds and some frogs will add music to the sound of the water. Please pack out your orange peels and everything else you pack in with you.

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