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Rene Lumsden reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Craig Amazeen reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Awesome hike. Cool water feature. Easy-moderate....unless...you add the final mile to the road. It’s a bit of a scramble, straight up on tight path. Follow the rocks....and be careful going down.

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Sabrina Oesterle reviewed Hells Gate Trail
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Dann Conger reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Good Hike, I would rate as moderate until the waterfall and last 3/4 mile intense. Happy Hiking and be Safe

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Jessie Lehr reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Hiking

Amazing to the spring; ditch the ruck and hoof it the last little bit. It’s scramble.

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Sherman Cawley reviewed See Canyon Trail #184
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Awesome

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Jeremy Ford reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Hiking

nice little day trip hike getting out of the valley, plenty of shade

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Baz Smith reviewed Hells Gate Trail
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HikingGreat!Over grownRocky

The is an amazing hike. The trail starts off in a pine forest and then descends into a beautiful canyon full of clear, clean water. The hike into the canyon is fairly easy, however the hike out is very strenuous. It took me 2.5 hours into the canyon, and 4 hours out. You will also sweat a fair amount on the hike out of the canyon so plan your water usage accordingly. You will be able to refill your water bottle in the canyon if you have a filter. My pedometer indicated that it was a 16.3 mile hike, and it was overall pretty strenuous, but well worth it.

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Mark Willis reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Hiking

very fun trail. be prepared for a long one though. beautiful views!!!

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Justin Smith reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Kim Warren reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Excellent shade in the AM, multiple spot to sit and enjoy the Creek. Not very busy on a Friday in September. Leaves will be pretty in next few weeks

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Geri Luciani reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Tiffani Acker reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Hiking

Review by a couple if city dwellers: Not regular hikers, just needed to get out of the greater Phoenix area for a few days. Beautiful trail through the woods. Trail is all incline, kids might last the first half mile+ in from the trailhead. After that it's rocky. I'm sure this trail would be labeled "easy" for the seasoned outdoors person but would rate it as "moderate" for weekenders. Boots are best, couldn't imagine taking this trail in regular trainers. Obviously pack lots of water. Enjoy!

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Trent Fullmer reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Great trail! Just challenging enough going up, and a lot of fun coming down. Beautiful views

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Roberta Mcleod reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Hiking

Very beautiful hike, in the light rain and clouds. More uphill than you realize, when you start back down. A good day out with my daughter! 4 1/2 hours with lunch a the spring and 1/4 mile up the rim trail before turning around.

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Rene Lumsden reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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AnhnTh V reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Morgan Jappe reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Simple, clear trail that follows the creek up to a water fall. If you keep going there is a 1.5 mile hike straight up to the top of the rim, this trail is not as defined but the views are worth it. Was very busy so I suggest getting an early start to beat the rush.

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Derk Passer reviewed See Canyon Trail #184
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Richard Martin reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Michelle O'Toole reviewed Willow Springs Canyon Trail
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Hiking

A really nice hike out and back with plenty of shade along the way. Fall colors starting to show along the banks. Startled some wild turkeys but otherwise were the only ones on the trail.

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Cory Wood reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Hot sunny challenge

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ryan harvey reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Ted de Hesse reviewed See Canyon Trail #184
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sharon strothmann reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Hiking

Very pretty, the trail runs along the creek. Many dogs, none on a leash. Easy until the end, where I kept losing the trail. Gorgeous!

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sharon strothmann reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Brita Lum reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Backpacking

Loved all of it! We backpacked in and there's tons of cool sites. I can't wait to come back and bring my kids to experience it! Highly recommend!

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Nick Pajic Jr reviewed Horton Creek Trail
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Great time. Ups and down with technicalities

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