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.

The last 2 miles hiking out are brutal. That's the only word I can think to describe them. Have electrolytes on hand. The rest of the hiking was easy- moderate. The views and campgrounds are fantastic. Beautiful falls and streams make this an absolute MUST for camping. Just make sure to train before you backpack in.

Great hike for my first SW USA dessert hiking adventure. A little disappointed that the water wasn’t running, but still definitely a worthwhile hike! Bring plenty of water!!!

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14 hours ago

NOT AN EASY TRAIL. SHOULD BE CLASSIFIED AS MODERATE.
This is an an awesome trail beautiful view at the top.

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19 hours ago

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22 hours ago

We parked at Granite Rd, no fee and great access. Loved this trail, it's among boulders with some elevation and scrambling if you want to adventure off. Reaching the lake was spectacular, it's beautiful, clear and the surrounding rock formations creating a beautiful landscape. Pay close attention to the white dots to keep you on the trail. We ended up off the trail a number of times, which was fun in its own regard but added to the mileage. We would definitely do this hike again.

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1 day ago

A few sections are tricky. The trail can sometimes be hard to find, and it’s very rocky. Still, the view is absolutely worth it, though you may just want to take the Vista Point trail to quickly reach it.

Hard- yes but worth every sore muscle. Absolutely amazing!!

very pretty hike! only problem was all the bees!!!

Hiked this trail at the perfect weather, mid 70's. The trail itself is moderate but i can imagine it being challenging in hot weather. You walk through a nice campground with vendors selling tacos.You finally reach the waterfalls after the campground! They are breathtaking!!

If you want a great experience, treat this as a backpacking trip! The less interaction you have with the locals the better experience you will have.

My husband and I hiked this on Tuesday and I'm 55 and he's 54. We left at 6:30 with a temp of 36 degrees at the top, with clear skies and a light wind. Took us 3 hrs to get to Phantom Ranch - a total of 7.4mi by my Garmin. The views are spectacular as the sun rises. We both had Camel packs with water and tailwind. Didn't drink as much on the way down. Planned snacks as I would for an ultra. Took 45 min at Phantom ranch (got lemonade, recharged everything, changed socks & added water to the packs) before heading back to and up Bright Angel. Took us 5hr 1 min to get to the top - 11 miles - for a total of 18.4miles. Much less steep than the So Kaibab and "easier" to hike but much longer. Plan on appropriate snacks in addition to hydration. There is great beer available at the Bright Angel Lodge after you finish. You won't be sorry you did this hike if you plan and train well. It is truly an incredible experience!