Black Canyon Trail is a 12 mile out and back trail located near Cottonwood, AZ and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
My favourite trail in the Verde Valley without a doubt. The trail starts off at low valley desert and winds its way through Black Canyon turning into Juniper brushland and finally into Pine forest. The trail is pretty bushy at parts and I highly suggest wearing long pants, if you plan on doing this trail in the summer, as with all trails, bring lots of water!