One of the most important parts of planning a backpacking trip to Havasupai Falls is making sure you pack the right gear. In this gear guide, I’ll provide a comprehensive gear list for backpackers that will include information on packs, clothing, footwear, shelter, sleeping, electronics, and food. I’ll also include a designated section for those planning to bring a child along.
I just returned from a backpacking trip to Havasupai Falls. Seeing all of the falls in person is something I’ll never forget. The views are impossible to completely capture with a camera, but I hope this short video can give you at least a small taste of what it’s like to enjoy this paradise.
To begin this hike, you will need to start by hiking from Hualapai Hilltop to Supai Village. You can also take a helicopter or hire a horse. This stretch of trail is one of the most beautiful you’re ever likely to lay eyes on. Below you will find directions, key points, a hiking map, and a hike description with photos.
Before visitors can catch a glimpse of the falls at Havasupai, an 8 mile hike to the town of Supai is required. The 8 mile hike to begin a Havasupai Falls backpacking trip begins at Hualapai Hilltop. In this post I’ll feature directions, a map, an elevation profile, photograph, key points, and a hike description.