Kanarra Falls Hiking Permit Required as of May 1, 2018

Kanarra Creek (aka Kanarraville Falls) has become a popular hiking destination for tens of thousands each year. Because of the popularity and overcrowding, the town of Kanarraville, County Officials and BLM representatives met to discuss a balanced way to allow visitors to continue enjoying the hike, but improve the experience for those that come to see the natural beauties that are waiting to be discovered up the canyon.

As of May 1, 2018, a permit is now required for all visitors, paid either per individual or group. Individual hikers will pay $8, while groups up to 30 individuals will pay $25. There is not currently a cap on the number of permits that will be handed out each day, although this will be monitored closely, and if overcrowding persists, there will be consideration given to limiting the daily permits.

Permits can be purchased online here. Head over to our trail page for more trail information!

10 replies
    • Tim LeBaron
      Tim LeBaron says:

      Brittney, thanks for your question! The falls can be hiked year round, but the colder it gets, the more prepared you need to be. Our advice is to check the forecast before going and make sure you know what temperatures to plan for. The canyon will be 5-10 degrees cooler than the advertised temp. The water flows down from higher elevations too, so as the season progresses the water temps will get cooler and cooler. If you have neoprene socks it will make things more comfortable, but you can do other things to warm up your feet as well!

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  1. Jonathan Droubay
    Jonathan Droubay says:

    The website to purchase the permits, that is referenced and linked multiple times and on multiple sites is not working and states that it is coming soon. How do we buy online permits if this site is down and not working??? http://www.kanarrafalls.com is even linked in an above reply, but its now working or hasn’t been built yet. Please help, I would like to come hike this trail on Friday July 13th. I am a local resident of Washington county and have hiked this multiple times, is there a local pass yet?? thanks in advance for your help.

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  2. Ben
    Ben says:

    My family and I have been hiking this for years and we are locals (Eastern Washington County). There should be a local’s pass, child vs adult price, or annual pass, or family pass, etc. This is a great hike with my wife and kids: 7, 10, 12. I would hope there is a committee that can address this issue. Thanks

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    • Tim LeBaron
      Tim LeBaron says:

      Ben, thanks for your suggestion. Iron County and the town of Kanarraville are the organizations that would be best to take this up with. Contact info is listed on this website http://www.kanarrafalls.com. We do our best to put out the trail info for the area, but as a private company have no direct affiliations with the land managers. Hope this helps!

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    • Tim LeBaron
      Tim LeBaron says:

      Logan, thanks for your question. I spoke with the county (the ones who oversee the permitting) and they said that the time indicates the time you CAN start hiking. You can go anytime during the day. Hope this helps!

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  3. Leah
    Leah says:

    My girlfriend dog and myself have been coming up to Kanarraville to hike for years now. Upon arrival today we were approached by a young man informing us of the permits, which we had no problem paying and highly understood the reasoning. However, my dog (service dog certified) was the reason we were not allowed to hike. The gentleman at the booth was insistent that we not bring the dog with us, we have a card with proof of service but he demanded a vest just be worn in order for the dog to be allowed in with us for the hike. It is illegal by the law to ask for proof of service, she is not required to wear a vest, never has and never will. She is my service dog and serves me and my disability which was illegally questioned.

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    • Tim LeBaron
      Tim LeBaron says:

      Leah, I’m very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience! I can see your frustration! I would encourage you to contact Iron County (contact details can be found at http://www.kanarrafalls.com) and let them know your complaint. We are not connected with the administration or management of the trail, but we do want each hiker to have a great experience! Hope this helps!

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