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Willow Canyon

Hiking to a waterfall in Death Valley
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 5.2 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview :  This is a hike to a waterfall that generally flows year round in Death Valley. It's a moderately strenuous hike because it goes up a ... more »

Tips:  For most of the hike, you'll be in full sun. Be prepared with plenty of water and use sunscreen liberally.

There is a good amount ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. The trail

The beginning of the trail heading across the bajada to the large wash.

2. Willow Canyon

Eventually the wash goes into Willow Canyon. There are no willows around, so the name is a mystery to me.

3. Canyon

Getting into the first part of the canyon.

4. Waterfall

The first little waterfall. Footing is easy especially on the right side.

5. The Main Waterfall

This two-tiered waterfall is at the end of the 2.35 miles.

6. Going back

The wonderfully eroded rock as we head back.

7. Waterfall

This is the second waterfall going into the canyon. There are rocks placed below to help you step your way up. There is a good handhold. Coming back, this is a good butt sit and step down place.

8. Back

Another look at Willow Canyon with its high walls.

9. Salt Flats

These are the well known salt flats of Badwater Basin.