Little Jamaica aka Desert Springs - Hike and Swim near Littlefield, Arizona
709-717 Farm Rd, Littlefield, AZ 86432, USA,Littlefield,Arizona
36.89361014930169, -113.91833795205946
0.8 miles NE of Littlefield, Arizona
Address: 709-717 Farm Rd, Littlefield, AZ 86432, USA
GPS: 36°53'37.0"N 113°55'6.0"W
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State: Arizona

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Hike and Swim

Little Jamaica is a warm springs waterfall and pool just off the highway between Desert Springs and Littlefield, Arizona. It's a family location that doesn't get more than 5 feet deep in the pools. The plant life and rock features will make it feel a little more like you're playing in the tropics than the middle of the desert. There's even a plant covered grotto over part of the pool to complete the tropical atmosphere.

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From Littlefield, Arizona

  1. Head north on Littlefield Ln toward County 91 (358 ft)
  2. Slight right onto County 91 (0.2 mi)
  3. Turn right to merge onto I-15 N
    Destination will be on the right
    (0.7 mi)

At the end of Farm Road, you'll see a parking lot. There's a few different options to get into the lot. Choose the one that's easiest on your vehicle. To get the springs, just walk west along the path. You'll hear the falls and you'll know them when you see them. You'll actually follow the falls down to the pool. There should be a rope there on the highway side of the pool. Use the rope to climb down. The rocks are much less slippery than they look.

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10/11/16 4:25 pm 9/30/16
I just went there for the first time. Getting down in there is pretty interesting. There's not much of a trail but it is easy to find if you follow the sound of the falls. It was a little tricky to figure out how to get down to it but the rope was super easy once we'd found that. It's just on the North side of the pools/falls. There was quite a bit of garbage around the pool and trail but thankfully the pool was pretty clean. The pool itself is absolutely beautiful. I love the hanging gardens and the grotto. The water wasn't really warm. I thought it was the perfect temperature. It didn't give chills or anything when you got in. It was just the perfect cool down for a desert oasis.
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Trailhead Trailhead Finding the falls Finding the falls Looking down on the pool Looking down on the pool Climbing down the falls Climbing down the falls Beyond the pool Beyond the pool Little Jamaica Trip by Allyssa Stayce Hebrado-Fernandez Little Jamaica Travel Vlog! by Today's Backyard


Distance ?

1,108 feet Round Trip

Elevation Gain ?

-90 feet

Real Ascent ?

1 feet

Real Descent ?

91 feet

Avg Grade (-9°)


Grade (-23° to 2°)

-42% to 4%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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