A Connector Trail
The Paradise Falls Trail is not much of a trail. Since there was a place holder for the trail on HAZ and I had done a description of the trail for a hiking website that I used to run, I figured I’d at least provide a description to fill in the blanks.
The Paradise Falls Trail is a short trail that runs between the Tepee Trail and the Wildwood Canyon Trail. The trail is approximately 600 feet long. From the Tepee Trail the Paradise Falls Trail is all downhill. The prize when you arrive at the Wildwood Canyon Trail is that you are just above Paradise Falls.
Despite the trail’s name, the trail that ultimately takes you to Paradise Falls is the Wildwood Canyon Trail, not the Paradise Falls Trail. In all fairness, this wasn’t always this way. Several years ago trail improvements were done to both the Wildwood Canyon Trail and the Paradise Falls Trail to reduce erosion. Direct access to Paradise Falls via the Paradise Falls Trail was cut off and hikers were forced to take the Wildwood Canyon Trail for about 40 yards before reaching Paradise Falls.
Check out the Official Route.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.