Havasu Falls is constantly rated as one of the most beautiful hikes in America. Unfortunately, as a result, it is often one of the hardest hikes to get permits for. If I happen to get permits this year for a two-night stay, this is post will contain all the information for the hike I plan to do.
The trailhead can be found on Google Maps here.
I also have a detailed map of the entire hike with the sites you should check out built on Caltopo. You can view and download the interactive map on Caltopo here.
Let's Zoom in on the map toward the campground and falls:
As you can see from the terrain profile its an all downhill hike into the Havasupai reservation, but as with gravity what goes up must go down....while hiking what hikes down must hike back up... So prepare for a nice grueling roughly ten-mile hike all uphill in the heat on your way out.
On the map, I link above I also mark the location of the following locations within the Havasupai Reservation:
Ideally, I would like to spend at least two days down in the Havasupai Reservation in order to spend one day exploring the waterfalls and the next day hiking down to the confluence to see the blue water from the Havasu Creek meet the brown water of the Colorado River.
Looking on the Caltopo map it shows the trail ends right around Mooney Falls and doesn't head toward the confluence:
On Google Maps Satellite View, it does look like there is a trail down toward Mooney falls and it looks like it also may continue down toward the confluence.
If you have hiked Havasu Falls before and have experience hiking past Mooney Falls toward the confluence, please share what the trail situation is like down there.
Additional Information from some great blogs: