Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
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.
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.