I say that this adventure is only sorta secret because it really isn’t secret anymore. Once upon a time someone shared this gorgeous spot on Instagram and it became world famous within the span of a few weeks. I guess the easy accessibility and gorgeous destination makes this spot super popular.
The overcrowding problem makes this hike unbearable in the summer, which is why if I choose to go, I go in the early fall. If you decide to do this you’re going to have to make peace with the fact that the water is ice cold and the air doesn’t make it much better.
I do suggest bringing water and maybe a sack lunch, the hike is very easy to follow and you can go as far as you’d like until you need ropes and more technical gear to progress. You won’t need more than a simple pair of sneakers that you’re willing to get wet in since 90% of this hike is in the water. Here’s all the information you’ll need for this hike: Kanarra Detatils
Because of the overpopulation of this canyon there is a $9 per-person fee. A large reason for this is because Kanaraville’s only source of clean drinking water comes through this canyon. Having thousands of people trample through this water does not make this situation easier.
Overall if you visit this beautiful destination, be aware of your surroundings, be considerate of others, and ALWAYS pack out what you take in.