The Waterfall

Total Miles


596.61 ft


0.75 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is a short, but fun trail with an assortment of challenges to crawl through, most of which can be bypassed. The Waterfall section has a few different options, none of which should be attempted by vehicles without high clearance. Lockers aren't necessary, but helpful in a couple sections with steep grades. Lower gears are highly recommended. There are some side trails to explore. Smaller vehicles and ATVs are ideal for this trail, as it is pretty narrow. Larger vehicles will have no problem, but expect there to be scratches. If you care about your paint job, this trail is not recommended. State land recreational permit is required. This area has become more popular and there has been some trash scattered about in recent years. Be respectful to the habitat and avoid driving through unmarked areas and washes.

Photos of The Waterfall

The Waterfall
The Waterfall
The Waterfall


With a few exceptions, stock vehicles should not attempt this trail due to high clearance and steep grades in a couple spots that cannot be bypassed.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Brian Cross
May 22, 2024
2021 Ford Bronco
Fun desert trail amongst saguaro, ocotillo, chollas, boulders and sand. Trail has a lot of twists and turns which have you rubbing against the branches of the bushes as you wind through. My 2 door Bronco managed fine but a longer vehicle likely will come away with scratches. It is almost entirely sand except for the granite ledges of the waterfall. Need high clearance 4x4 to go up, over, or around the waterfall.
Pumba Tundra
Dec 25, 2023
Somewhereoffroad Wheeling
Mar 24, 2023
2020 Toyota 4Runner

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