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Waterfall Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 260' 79 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 1,774' 541 m
Low: 1,517' 462 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)

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Trail shared by Mario Martinez

An easy trail featuring seasonal waterfalls that are worth seeking out after a rainstorm.

Mario Martinez

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Trail begins with a short stretch of paved path at the beginning, mostly dirt/sand, with a rock here and there. Low grade, for the most part, with a few stone steps close to the end.

Description

This is an easy run, although it can be a bit crowded, so don't expect moments of solitude. Waterfalls are rare in the desert, so it's best to experience it after some rain. There is excessive heat on this trail during the hottest months of summer.

Native American petroglyphs are visible along the trail and depending on the time of year, you may see desert blossoms and different types of wildlife.

Flora & Fauna

Best seasons to see water flowing are after rain during Monsoon (Mid June through September) or in the winter. Best season for blooming desert flora is early spring.

Contacts

Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

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Looking back towards Phoenix from the Waterfall Canyon Trail
Apr 20, 2015 near Citrus…, AZ
Sonoran cactus-scape from the Waterfall Trail  (
Apr 23, 2015 near Citrus…, AZ

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