Explore the best waterfall trails in Arizona with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Do NOT try to go the whole way to the falls with dogs. There are very large boulders that make it extremely difficult for them and for you. This was a very fun hike and the falls are beautiful. I will definitely do it again WITHOUT my dogs. Also wear closed toed shoes. Chacos or tevas might seem like a good idea because of the water but the sand and small rocks will get into them and make it a very unpleasant hike.

Beautiful.... worth the drive from Phoenix.

hiking
1 day ago

Too bad this is closed. Took my son on his first hike back when he was about 4 years old.

backpacking
1 day ago

Took trail to the right down into the canyon. Steep trail drops downhill so watch your technique. Did not do loop but camped at the bottom of the canyon about 4 miles. It was a holiday weekend but hardly anyone around. The first night our campsite was passed by a bear on the opposite side of the creek. I was playing catch and release with some fingerling trout in the creek. Spooked my companion a little (she had never seen a bear outside the zoo). Had to admit it unnerved me a little. The following day we took a day hike up to a fire watch station to the southwest. View was totally worth the climb. Apparently many people hike up the service road as a day hike. Climb back out the following day was strenuous

hiking
1 day ago

I personally think this route is better and more rewarding than going through Strawberry. You can also camp in Camp Verde near the water. It's nice to drive in, find your camping spot hang out by the water and then wake up ready to trek to the waterfall. Worth getting a permit for overnight!!

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Very challenging, but rewarding with the views and wet areas.

Great trail. Easy down to the bridge. Great views.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Amazing place. Worth every mile. Give yourself plenty of time and be prepared for some switchbacks! Also the trail is gravel at some points but all in all not extremely difficult.