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Fossil Creek, Beautiful Waterfall in Arizona

Adventure Awaits: Discover Nature's Wonders with Your Little Explorers on the Fossil Creek Waterfall Trail – Hiking Fun for the Whole Family!

Hiking Fossil Creek and the Waterfall Trail with kids is a popular spot near Camp Verde, boasting lush vegetation in an otherwise dry desert and a gorgeous waterfall, often showing turquoise water!

The waterfall – so beautiful! Even in the fall there was plenty of water. There are a couple sandy spots to set up a picnic blanket, or you can roam along the creek for a more private spot for a hammock. We ate lunch, explored some more, and then headed back. Total we spent about 4 hours at the waterfall; counting in hiking the trail, and driving time, this is definitely an all day excursion. Round trip the hike is about 3 miles.

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  • Jana Tingom

    Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

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