Monday, July 5, 2010
Kanarra Creek is one of my favorite summer time day hikes. The water is cold but when the temperature is 105 quite refreshing. Kanarra Creek is a scenic creek that flows through some pretty slot sections. The highlight of the hike is by far the rare desert waterfall and there are plenty of them on this hike.
Best in the late spring through early fall. The water is cold year round.
Kanarra Creek is a moderate day hike. It almost would be considered a good family hike except for two major obstacles in the canyon. Both being climbing the rock jam waterfalls. Even with the obstacles a family could easily hike to first and see a pretty slot section and a beautiful waterfall. Most of the hike is either in the creek or often crossing the creek hiking along side it. The water is semi fast moving, cold and at most up to a foot high.