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The views at the top were so pretty and made me realize how nice Missouri is. However, the trail isn't that well marked and we went a mile on the north trail instead of being on the loop. Our total distance was 15 miles and it took us 6.3 hours to hike but we did stop and take some breaks. The trail itself is very hard to see in the winter because the leaves are covering everything. But it was a fun trail for beginners that can easily be completed in one day!
Beginning makes you doubt your choice with tough switchbacks, but the middle is magical. We found fresh flowing water nearby both campgrounds, and welcome shade among the trees. The top is barren, high, cold, and windy but it was a nice trip up.
Great hike. The springs area is an oasis for sure. The trail can be hot depending on the time of year though. Be prepared. Fairly steep climbing out too. An amazing amount of fresh water pouring out of the ground right there. Not something you expect in AZ!!