Kanarra Falls offers a stunning and enjoyable slot canyon hike, making it a beloved spot for adventure enthusiasts.
Kanarra Falls Trail
- Average Hiking time: 3-4 hours
- Distance: 4-mile roundtrip hike
- Elevation Gain: 700 ft elevation gain
- Difficulty: moderate to strenuous water hike
- Permit Required!
- Limit 150 issued/day
- Price $12 per person
Parking Lot and Restrooms – Free parking; RV/Trailer parking available at Center Street and 100 West. There are restrooms in the parking lot as well as a small gazebo with four picnic tables. There are no other facilities along the trail, so remember to “Go before you go,” or pack out all human waste.
Redeem online tickets at the kiosk. Depending on availability, tickets may be purchased here (limit 150 per day). Credit or debit card preferred when purchasing tickets at the kiosk. The trail follows an old access road (0.8 miles) into the Hurricane Cliffs and enters the lower open section of the canyon. The trail crosses the stream several times along the road.
the trail narrows near the Town’s spring. The trail may be overgrown in places and you will alternate between hiking in the (usually less than a foot-deep) water and on the trail closest to the stream; stay on this trail to avoid further erosion to the banks. Good water hiking shoes and poles are highly recommended.
The first large waterfall is at (1.6 miles). Scaling a 20 foot ladder is required to continue the hike. The ladder may be icy, wet, and slippery. The trail is not maintained after this point, use extreme caution and know your limits! Hike at your own risk!
At 1.7 miles is another waterfall and a large boulder. Climb/scale the boulder to continue. The boulder has no handholds or ladders.
The final waterfall is at (1.9 miles) in a narrowing slot canyon and deeper water. Do not use makeshift rope or log ladders, these are not maintained and dangerous. DO NOT GO BEYOND THIS POINT; it is private property and extremely difficult for Search and Rescue to reach this area.
All Trails and the
ALL TRAILS AND THE KANARRA FALLS
WINTER TRAIL INFORMATION
Winter hiking conditions can begin as early as October and run through March. Temperatures in the canyon can get very cold with lots of snow and ice. Check the weather before you come. Dress warm with lots of layers, wear waterproof socks and shoes. Hiking poles are highly recommended. In the spring the water can get deep and swift because of the melting snow. Be prepared! Hike at your own risk! The Kiosk has limited hours during the winter. If the kiosk is closed, leave your permit information and fee in the outside drop box located to the right of the kiosk. Tickets will not be transferred or refunded because of cold temperatures. Ice cleats and hiking poles are highly recommended.
Waterproof clothing can be rented at the links below: