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Massacre FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2017
scikopas
Hiking6.51 Miles 1,305 AEG
Hiking6.51 Miles   4 Hrs   21 Mns   1.58 mph
1,305 ft AEG      13 Mns Break
 
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Next time there is a rainy couple of days in Phoenix, this trail is a must! Lots of flowing water (bring waterproof boots), hiking involved crossing a pretty good stream/wash a number of times, and more vegetation than I have ever seen in the supes. There were a couple points where routefinding was a bit complicated for a second, since the trail is not well worn and some of it is over hard rock, but as long as you know the general direction you are following, and stay relatively close to the stream, you'll find the waterfall.

The weather kept switching on us, from sunny to cloudy, to sprinkling, and back and forth, but it never got hard enough or cold enough to bother anyone. We got to see a beautiful rainbow (pictured) and some of my favorite views of the mountains. Lots of opportunities for goofy couples selfies (one included in the photoset, sorry).

Once we reached the massacre falls waterfall (you can see it from a long way off, and hear it long before you can see it) we met about ten people, including one very enthusiastic instagrammer who spent a few minutes theoretically composing the "ultimate shot." We took our pictures and left before this guy finished completely, but saw his photo the next day on the instagramAZ photo of the day-- all that hard work paid off, so congratulations to enthusiastic IG guy!

I'd love to try to find a way around to the top of this waterfall next time its flowing, I heard some talk about a canyoneering route that might lead there!

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Massacre Falls - at Massacre Grounds Heavy flow Heavy flow
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