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Mosaic Canyon (Death Valley NP) 6-7 miles 1800-2500 + feet

  • Nov 28, 2013 · 8:30 AM












Start time 830 (leaving Camp site

Distance est 6-8 miles (or shorter if you turn around)

Elevation gain[masked] plus feet elev. gain

Last year's pic's


***** please note that I may change the date to Friday ***

Please note this hike has some scramble sections, some exposure, slippery sections,

(you can avoid this if you turn around at the second dry fall)


There is no real trail for this hike, the first part will be going up the canyon (wash) it will be like walking up a dry river bed.

The canyon has some nice narrows in the beginning

Before we reach the first dry fall we have ro work around , climb over a few boulders,

we hike to the bottom of the first dry fall, check it out and then we backtrack a little and find a use trail around the fall, easy to go up this trail,

we continue up the canyon all the way to the second dry fall

we back track a little and scramble up the side of the canyon on a use trail, a bit steeper, a bit more slippery , if you don't like it you can turn around and hike back the way we came in

the use trail will bypass the next dry fall, above the narrows, I may attempt to climb down, while we take a break, will see,

the trail continues and drops us back into the canyon , we follow a short distance and at the fork we turn right and after a short distance we hid dry fall number 4, kinda like a grotto on,

******This was the end point on prev. hikes, **** However I discovered a possible by pass on google earth.

*****We will check this out and see if we find it and can bypass the dryfall and push higher up into the canyon********.


our return trip down will be a diff route once we hit a junction (we will see the jct when we climb up from the second fall, we continue down this other narrow trail which will be steep and has some exposure, (not really  bad) eventually this use trail will deposit us into the main canyon we will continue to hike out to the cars.


Every trail link from the hike last year

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  • dan

    i have camped near mosaic canyon but have never hiked there until this trip. lots of exploring and fun was had by everyone!

    2 · December 3, 2013

  • M&J

    Chris, Thanks for putting this amazing adventure together. These hikes were new to most of us.

    December 2, 2013

  • M&J

    Amazing hike to the dry falls, but the second hike to the live falls was one of the kind experience for us, Rock scrambling and climbing the boulders to get to the top of the falls and bottom of the top fall was totally worth the drive. Thanks everyone for the being a great company and team work to pull each others hands to get to the big boulders. One memorable weekends at DV.

    2 · December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike! But, we've still never been all they way to the spring where the bighorn sheep are rumored to hang out. Thanks Chris for leading this hike again!

    3 · December 2, 2013

  • Reiko

    My favorite hike!

    2 · December 2, 2013

    • Reiko

      I did this hike twice - because the last time I fell on pyramid did me in. So chose a less strenuous route for sat.

      1 · December 2, 2013

    • Reiko

      Seems like there are tons of undiscovered dry falls and trails

      1 · December 2, 2013

  • dan

    i will have a +1

    November 16, 2013

  • Monika

    I'd like to join this hike (+1). We'll arrive Tue late night and stay at a separate campsite if we don't make it in last minute. Thank you.

    November 15, 2013

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