This 164-foot seasonal cascade (best after big rains, November to May) is a favorite destination of local photographers, who journey off-trail to capture the thin rope of water pouring over a sheer basalt cliff into Coal Canyon. Spot two other cascades (76-foot Ravine and 45-foot Hollows) on a 7.4-mile loop.
-Mapped by Adrien Patané
- Distance: 11.8
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Hike northwest from the parking area.
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Continue heading northwest at this point roughly 200 feet from the parking lot.
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Cross a wash (and several more ahead) and keep heading northwest across North Table Mountain, a broad plateau that rises above Oregon Gulch to the east, Beatson Hollow, Coal Canyon, and Flag Canyon to the west.
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Skirt the edge of a ravine next to Coal Canyon for views (and a photo op) of Ravine Falls.
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Turn north toward Coal Canyon.
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Head north for a .7-mile out-and-back that traces the rim of Coal Canyon.
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From this vantage point along the rim, you can see the lush, tree-covered canyon bottom.
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Look to the left (east) for views of Phantom Falls pouring over the cliff face.
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This promontory reveals more photo-worthy views of Phantom Falls and the cliffs directly to the south. Turn around at this point and backtrack to PHN006.
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Bear left, heading southeast.
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Head southwest across North Table Mountain for the next 1.4 miles.
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Turn left and drop into Beatson Hollow.
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Turn right (south) and hike south through the trees.
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Bear left, heading east into Beatson Hollow.
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Swing left into the side canyon that extends to the north.
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Climb switchbacks out of the hollow, then hike east back to the parking area.
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