Supai, AZ Backpacking Trip

Havasupai Falls

Dates Visited: Saturday March 10th – Sunday March 11th, 2018
Weather: Cloudy but warm enough to hike in shorts and tank. Water temp was in the mid 60’s. Rained all Saturday night.
Crowd: We were able to go to each falls with only a few people around. By the end of the day, the campground was filled up so make sure to get there early to get a good spot!

Hike In

Hike In Hike In 2 Hike In 3

Havasupai Falls

Havasupai FallsHavasupai Falls 2

Mooney Falls

Mooney Falls Mooney Falls 2Mooney Falls 3

Beaver Falls

Beaver Falls Beaver Falls 2



How to get to the trail head: Put “Hualapai Hilltop” into apple or google maps. The trailhead will be at the very end-past the helicopter pad-by the bathrooms and office.


Permits: You HAVE to get a permit which can be purchased here.

Pricing for 2018 is as follows and includes all necessary permits, fees, and taxes:
One Person, 2 Days / 1 Night: $140.56
One Person, 3 Days / 2 Nights: $171.12
One Person, 4 Days / 3 Nights: $201.67
(Weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Holiday weekday nights (February 19, May 28, July 4, September 3, October 8), and Spring Break weekday nights (March 5-8 and 19-22) are an additional $18.34 per night.)

No day hiking is permitted – all visits require at least a one night reservation made prior to arrival.

We ended up getting the 2 day / 1 night permit and were able to go to all the falls the first day but had to hike 16 miles in one day. I recommend getting a 2 night permit, as it is very tiring to do it all in two days.


Trail Landmarks Mileage
Hualapai Hilltop to Campgrounds 10 miles
Hualapai Hilltop to Supai 8 miles
Supai to Campgrounds 2 miles
Supai to New Waterfalls ~1 mile
Campgrounds to Mooney Falls .5 mile
Campgrounds to Beaver Falls 4 miles

When should I start my hike? 🕗 The earlier the better! The hike down to the campground is about 10 miles and takes about 4.5-5 hours depending on how quick of a hiker you are. (It is also all downhill/flat ground.) You have to check in at the village before you get to the campground so depending on how busy they are if could take longer.

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