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Willow Canyon (West Access)

Easy/Intermediate
 3.7 (3)

A 2 mile run through a wide exposed wash leads to a hidden seasonal waterfall and stream up a narrow canyon.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

87%

Runnable

609' 186 m

High

-221' -67 m

Low

830' 253 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Spring · Views · Waterfall

Runner Notes

A huge amount of sand, small-to-medium boulders, and exposure to the sun make this one slog of a trail run. Unless you're willing to suffer along the route's sandy tread, this route is not advised.

Description

This cross-country route heads up the alluvial fan of Willow Canyon through an exposed wide wash. The route to the canyon offers open views of the valley floor and the lowest point in the US. Once inside Willow Canyon, you'll find a seasonal desert oasis complete with a spring and waterfall. If your primary goal is to see the spring, check with the rangers prior to going, as the spring doesn't flow year round. After about 0.2 miles of navigating in the canyon, you'll reach a 20 foot waterfall. Unless you are a skilled climber, this will be your turnaround point.

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Shared By:

Rudi Romaine

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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  3.7 from 3 votes
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The finger points to the entrance of Willow Canyon.
Mar 24, 2017 near Badwater, CA
The waterfalls in Willow Canyon
Nov 23, 2017 near Badwater, CA
A minor waterfall in Willow Canyon
Nov 23, 2017 near Badwater, CA
Entering the wash leading to Willow Canyon
Nov 23, 2017 near Badwater, CA

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