Kinder Crossing Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Happy Jack, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Absolutely beautiful spot but "Easy" is an understatment. If you are good with a step climb on the way back up you will do okay, but anyone that doesn't have a decent set of lungs should skip this hike. I promise what's at the bottom is well worth the work though. The hike is probably a bit longer than is actually listed and if you don't have 4WD you will have to park further away from the trail head and add a mile or 2 to your hike. once you hit the trail head you walk through the woods a bit as you make your descent down to the bottom. Once you reach the bottom you will see a campfire ring. this is a beautiful spot but the real reward is off to your left. follow the narrow trail through the bushes. if u take this while everything is growing pay close attention or you will miss the trail. when u here the water babbling you have found the right spot, step over some rocks in the water, and follow the trail through the brush up and back down around. you will a lovely little rock waterfall. this is a beautiful hike during the summer and winter. summer hikers beware, this trail is absolutely filled with bees the entire descent before you get to the bottom. only go in the winter if you are deathly allergic.