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Willow Canyon Trail

Baker, California

Willow Canyon Trail

Willow Canyon Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Although the ratio of hiking the alluvial fan to hiking in the canyon may seem lopsided, this hike features a gem of a canyon. Clearly a bighorn sheep playground, Willow Canyon cuts short your visit at a 70-foot wall with a spectacular ribbon waterfall in season. Prior to that obstacle, the canyon winds its narrow way like a street in a medieval city through sheer rhyolite walls, with a tinkling stream intermittently flowing down its center. Small falls, a shelf fall, and finally a long ribbon fall make the passage of the stream a delightful symphony of watery music."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Bill and Polly Cunningham
"Seasonal waterfalls provide a suitable home for bighorn sheep in Willow Canyon. The hike is easily accesssible from the Badwater Road. Although the ratio of hiking the alluvial fan to hiking in the canyon may seem lopsided, this hike features a gem of a canyon. Clearly a bighorn sheep playground, Willow Canyon cuts short your visit at a 70-foot wall with spectacular ribbon waterfall in season. Prior to that obstacle the canyon winds its narrow way like a street in a medieval city through sheer rhyolite walls, with a tinkling stream intermittently flowing down its center."

Trail Information

Baker
Nearby City
5
Distance
1,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 to 3 hours
Duration
November through April.
Season
-200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,400 feet
Top Elevation
Death Valley National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Gold Valley
Local Maps

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