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Big Kahuna Canyon, AZ

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Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
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Distance Round Trip 6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,240 feet
Elevation Gain 2,000 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 16
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
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Preferred   Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Sun  7:01am - 5:20pm
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Nearby Area Water
Y Bar Canyon
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10.0 mi
3,200 ft
North Fork Falls of Deadman Canyon
North Fork Falls of Deadman Canyon
0.2 mi away
18.0 mi
3,169 ft
Horse Camp Seep - Mazatzals
0.2 mi away
19.3 mi
3,754 ft
Barnhardt - Sandy Saddle Loop
Barnhardt - Sandy Saddle Loop
0.2 mi away
15.0 mi
4,735 ft
Barnhardt Canyon
0.2 mi away
6.0 mi
2,000 ft
Barnhardt Trail #43
Barnhardt Trail #43
0.2 mi away
12.4 mi
2,132 ft
Club Cabin
Club Cabin
0.2 mi away
34.5 mi
Half Moon Trail #288
Half Moon Trail #288
0.2 mi away
4.1 mi
552 ft
Mazatzal Peak Loop
Mazatzal Peak Loop
0.2 mi away
15.0 mi
3,200 ft
Mazatzal Peak Summit
Mazatzal Peak Summit
0.2 mi away
11.8 mi
4,400 ft
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Syllabus
Big Kahuna Canyon is a 6 mile round trip canyon trip with 2,000 feet elevation gain. Located 38 miles northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. January and February are the best months to enjoy this activity. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Overview: Technical canyon up & along the Barnhardt trail with up to six waterfall rappels up to 120ft starting up above the Big Kahuna Falls...


1998-03-17 Joe Bartels named the large waterfalls in the tributaries along Barnhardt Canyon that split off of 7403 as Big Kahuna and Hawaiian Mist on St Patty's day 1998.

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    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.

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    Drive to Barnhardt TH off of AZ87
    page created by Vaporman on Jan 29 2011 11:03 pm
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