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Massacre FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2017
adilling
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,187 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles
1,187 ft AEG
 
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With all the rain the past few days, we thought it would be a good idea to head up to Massacre Falls. We wanted to start earlier, but it was raining pretty good all morning. So, we waited until 12noon and mine son and I headed towards the Massacre/Crosscut Trailhead.

The mountain was covered in a thick mist, but it was nice at the beginning of the trail. We passed a few parties that all had rain poncho’s and raingear on, so we knew it was going to be wet up there at the falls.

I could not help but notice how green the mountain was. It looks like Ireland out there. This has been a very good rainy season. I hope it brings lots of flowers out this spring!

The trail was wet and muddy for most of the way up. The usually dry washes were all flowing. There was even a little waterfall going before you start the last hike up to the top.

When we got to the top, we could see three distinct falls going. I have never seen it flowing so strong. The main falls was really going. The creek below was flowing nice as well!

This place is always so nice to visit when the falls are going and this trip was perhaps the best one I have ever had out here. Lots of people out today, we came across at least 5-6 other hiking parties while up there and passed some more on the way down.

We stayed at the falls for a while and got some nice pictures. I always like to stop at the little ridge near the trail. I go to the end to see my favorite little “bonsai” tree at the very end. I always marvel at that little guy, growing right out of the rock. We got a little rain in this area as well.

On our way back down, we were lucky enough to see a really vivid and bright full rainbow.

The rain ended and the sun even came out for a few minutes before going behind the clouds again.

An easy and scenic hike, we love coming up there when the rains bring it to life!
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