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    Elaine McPherson added Deer Creek loop

    almost 2 years ago

    Elaine McPherson followed Donovan "Joe" Tuttle

    over 3 years ago

    Elaine McPherson updated South Loop Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Elaine McPherson reviewed Oak Creek (Horse Trail)

    over 5 years ago

    It makes me crazy that you ask for a review yet don't offer Horse Back Riding or Equestrian as the activity!!!

    Elaine McPherson completed Oak Creek Horse Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Elaine McPherson reviewed Oak Creek (Red Rock Canyon)

    over 5 years ago

    This trail is a favorite with local equestrians as well since it's one of the few places you can introduce your horse to water crossings. We head southwest from the parking area at the end of the loop and follow the trail that takes you across the creek and up to the base of the mountains in the shade to take a lunch break before looping back around to the creek and back. It's about a 6 mile loop for us.

    Most of the hikers we came across were extremely friendly and willing to engage in conversation with us, which helps to let the horses know that it's a person coming towards us and not a predator, we really appreciate that. We did have one couple that hid behind a tree and refused to answer me when I tried to get them talking. After we passed them one of our riders heard them talk to each other so they were English speaking, they apparently were not happy to share the trail with us though.

    Elaine McPherson completed North Oak Creek Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Elaine McPherson reviewed First Creek Canyon Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Elaine McPherson completed First Creek Canyon Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Elaine McPherson completed Charleston Peak Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Elaine McPherson added Pinion Pine

    over 5 years ago

    Elaine McPherson reviewed Marks Piece of Cake (loop)

    almost 6 years ago

    I personally love this trail but the section of trail that is actually "Mark's piece of Cake" should be crossed with caution. There is a good dropoff to the right into a rock crevice and nothing to stop you if you or your horse slip, personally we get off and walk our horses down. Beautiful views, just need to go slowly and not tailgate each other. We did this section as the lead in into the Lower Deer Creek Loop which is 20 miles. Bikes are allowed on this trail which is why I highly recommend walking down this section, if you and your horse met one it could be disastrous if mounted.

    Elaine McPherson completed Marks Piece of Cake Trail

    almost 6 years ago