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Address: Supai, AZ
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Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing
Description: This waterfall in the Grand Canyon towers higher than the Niagara Falls.

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Beautiful- and you’re already right there

Beautiful 200ft+ waterfall not far past the Havasu campsite. The descent to the bottom of the waterfall is a bit harrowing but worth the nervousness. Basically there is a hole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful 200ft+ waterfall not far past the Havasu campsite. The descent to the bottom of the waterfall is a bit harrowing but worth the nervousness. Basically there is a hole made in the face of the cliff, steps, ropes and ladder -oh and it’s dark BUT the reward is completely worth it. It’s doable for sure, just take your time.... More 

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El Segundo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have a very healthy fear of heights and did not enjoy the hike down or up the cliff at Mooney Fall one bit. It was scary as s***. No doubt the falls are gorgeous and the hike further down canyon is beautiful, but the entire time I dreaded the trip back up the cliff, which sort of took the... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

There is a lot of scary details on the Internet for the descent to Mooney Falls and it lives up to its hype. There are some skinny little switchbacks on the trail down, just as you leave the rim of the cliff. That might have been the scariest part because one section was totally open to the shear drop. After... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

After making the 10 mile trek to the Havasu Creek campground, you are rewarded with the other worldly waterfalls amid a Garden of Eden setting. The trail to Mooney Falls requires some intestinal fortitude. However, even those not willing to use the chains and wooden ladders to reach the bottom can be rewarded in a big way. Make the effort... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The sheer power of Mooney Falls makes it unapproachable. After seeing pictures online, I really thought I was going to walk up to the falls and feel the water. I didn't see any one get close. The water is coming down so hard that it creates it's own mini-hurricane; rain-like mist swirling 20+ feet in the air, 1 foot waves... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you plan to visit Havasu Canyon and Falls, carry your own stuff in. That is, unless you want to directly support animal suffering. Starvation, bleeding sores and dehydration are the most blatant symptoms of the horses and mules in Supai, but it gets much worse. These poor animals, skinny to the bone, are forced to carry tourists stuff into... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You have to be there in order to experience the beauty. It was hardly crowded when we reached and as a result, got to spend a few hours ogling at the falls. Hiked to Beaver Falls afterwards and got back in time to Mooney to watch the sunset. Be aware of the climb down to Mooney from the campground as... More 

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Victorville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was our favorite of the 3 waterfalls - Navajo, Havasu, and Mooney. The climb down is not for everyone - but if you are in decent shape and not afraid of heights you should be able to do it. We ate lunch and I waded into the pool at the base of the falls. It was gorgeous! And we... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

After the campgrounds you will get to the fist of many water falls. To get to the base is tricky but it worth it (do it at your own risk and make sure you are not alone).

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

There is absolutely nothing bad I can say about Mooney Falls. It is a spectacular place of natural beauty that you should not miss. The hike there is truly stunning as well, it will make you feel closer to the Grand Canyon, you will gain a personal relationship to the canyon if you do this trip!

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