Towell Falls Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The rewards of this wonderful hike are pretty straightforward. You get to wander a great jeep road for 3 miles to a glorious desert waterfall. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a side trip to the banks of picturesque Rock Creek. You’ll also find amazing views of basalt mesas rising 150 to 200 feet above the surrounding landscape. In short, this is a desert journey with incredible water works.
From the trailhead, head south along the road. The first 0.5 mile is flat across a refreshing bunchgrass/cheatgrass meadow with Rock Creek gurgling along just 100 feet to the west. As you hike, enjoy great views of the Escure Ranch buildings across the creek. The cliffs ahead of you are amazing, and you’ll soon roll around them.
Just as you pass around the cliffs, a small desert tarn punctuates the landscape and reflects the rising mesa before you perfectly. At 1 mile, the trail passes a fenced area and then angles off to the east. From here you may roam freely toward Rock Creek—don’t go in the other direction since it is private land."