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Mooney Falls

Supai, AZ
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Supai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing
Description: This waterfall in the Grand Canyon towers higher than the Niagara Falls.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lot of people say that Mooney Falls is most beautiful waterfall in the world. And they may be right. The place is breath taking and worth 11 mile hike. Descent to the bottom of the waterfall may be a challenge, be careful. Personally I like Beaver Falls more then Mooney Falls, but to get to Beaver Falls you need to... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Taking the winding path through a cave, not handicap accessible, you climb almost 200 feet down. Use the chains and ladders to get down. The thundering sound is awesome and the cool water refreshing. Many stay there all day relaxing and jumping off the little falls just below.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Fully reviewed in my Havasu falls entrance. Do not miss it, be careful, but if you get scared, just take solace in the fact that kids as young as 11 and as old as 70 made the journey. Suck it up, plus you have to go here if you want to get to beaver falls, and you really don't want... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

To get to the base of the 190 foot high waterfall, you must crawl through two tunnels carved into the rock, and make a dizzyingly steep climb down the rock face. Several very sturdy chains and a few reasonably sturdy ladders are there to assist you. Hold on with both hands, go slowly, and you’ll be fine. The reward: the... More

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El Mirage, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Incredible to think something like this exists anywhere much less in the middle of the desert. Hiking through caves and down ladders really makes you appreciate the beauty even more! Definitely try to go during the week so you have more solitude

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Don't attempt to climb down to the bottom unless you are fearless. Getting to the bottom requires strength, endurance, patience (as you wait for others to safely pass by), a like for dark caves and trust in the giant chains embedded into the rock. Now you have to climb out. But SOOOO worth it! Not recommended for children under the... More

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A recent hiking trip to Havasupai included climbing down to the base of Mooney Falls. The climb down is not for the faint of heart. You have to go through a cave and tunnel before reaching the wall. You go backwards hanging on the chains and metal spikes. I advise having gloves for the climb. I used a golf glove... More

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

As other reviewers have already noted, the descent from the trail to the base of Mooney Falls can be intimidating. I am in my 40s, of average fitness, not afraid of heights, and do a bit of rock climbing. My sister, also in her 40s, has some fear of heights and said "hell no!" to this climb. You first have... More

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Houston, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Majestic waterfall. The water is warm (70f) year round, so if you can enjoy the water and the view...you will need to walk a little bit more

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Nashville, TN
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108 reviews 108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The decent is not for the faint of heart, but once completed is an amazing sense of accomplishment! The climb down is much harder than the climb up. Don't look down and always keep three connections to the wall, two feet and one hand, two hands and one foot - never move a hand and a foot at the same... More

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