Toquerville Falls

by kenji SAITO on October 10, 2019

Exploring Toquerville Falls

They day was not over, as scribbling left behind on a hotel note pad lead us to another driving adventure. Photo by Donna Mae.

Trailhead

Trailhead

We drove to the little town of Toquerville to begin our 4WD down the extremely rough road.

Smith Plateau

Smith Plateau

Going down the bumpy road with the flat sandstone topped mountains in the distance, was infinitely preferably than what we had just experienced on our bone chilling hike.

Hurricane Cliffs

Hurricane Cliffs

The waterfalls soon appeared in the middle of the desert, surrounded by sagebrush and cottonwood trees.

Toquerville Falls

Toquerville Falls

Checking out the swimming hole. Looks inviting, but I’ll pass. Besides, I’m overdressed. Photo by Cathy Gamiao.

Toquerville Falls

Toquerville Falls

Donna sitting next to the 20′ drop. A metal ladder was secured nearby for climbing back up. Photo by Cathy Gamiao.

Toquerville Falls

Toquerville Falls

Standing in front of the cascading falls that are fed by the La Verkin Creek. Photo by Donna Mae.

Toquerville Falls

Toquerville Falls

Top of the falls, where I understand 4WD vehicles can cross if the water conditions permit for further exploration. Photo by Edgar Gamiao.

Toquerville Falls

Toquerville Falls

The view from the other side.

Toquerville Falls

Toquerville Falls

Danny climbing out of the swimming hole.

Toquerville Falls

Toquerville Falls

Watching the flow of water cascading down to the sandstone table and spilling down into the swimming hole at 3,750′ elevation. Photo by Edgar Gamiao

Toquerville Falls

Toquerville Falls

Looking down as the creek meets up with the Virgin River further downstream. Photo by Donna Mae.

Toquerville Falls

Toquerville Falls

Donna overlooking the falls. Photo by Cathy Gamiao.

Toquerville Falls

Toquerville Falls

Cathy enjoying her perched view.

Toquerville Falls

Toquerville Falls

The professional photographer behind the scene. The bushes was behind him. Photo by Donna Mae.

Toquerville Falls

Toquerville Falls

Group photo left to right: myself, Jasmin, Donna, Edgar, Cathy and Danny.

All pau

All pau

We let the person that drove for a living take us back up the 5.8 mile road. Post hike meal at Outback Steakhouse, where the prime rib and clam chowder were out, the two things that I was salivating about and looking forward to polishing it off the dinner plate and bowl. Much mahalos to Cathy, Danny, Donna and Edgar for allowing us to join their company on so many fun filled adventures this past week.

Note: I have been made aware that some hikers have been using my blog as a hiking guide and getting lost on the trails. Please note that this blog was made to document the hike for the crew(s) that did it. That is why some of my comments will seem to have no relevance or meaning to anybody outside of the crew(s) that hiked that trail. My blog was never meant as a hiking guide, so please do not treat it as such. If you find inspiration and entertainment from these hikes, that is more than enough. If you plan on replicating these hikes, do so in the knowledge that you should do your own research accordingly as trail conditions, access, legalities and so forth are constantly in flux. What was current today is most likely yesterdays news. Please be prepared to accept any risks and responsibilities on your own as you should know your own limitations, experience and abilities before you even set foot on a trail, as even the “simplest” or “easiest” of trails can present potential pitfalls for even the most “experienced” hikers.

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