Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Spring Mountains National Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Stanley B Springs Trail

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24 days ago

Nice short trail, lots of trees and shade. Occasional creeks with running water.

Great, easy trail! Short but very nice and scenic. I was able to get to both mines without any problem. February 11th, 2018.

it was windy and cold out early this morning it made for a nice hike, we only saw one other person. the hike was easy enough, my 8 year old did it. We did pick up trash on the way out and there is graffiti on the first part of the trail

hiking
5 months ago

Did this trail with my wife and dog took about 3hrs to complete stopping often for pictures. This is a beautiful hike and fantastic way to get out of the city!

This is a great low traveled hike. Easy trail, lots of nature. End up at a pretty good spring. We didn't find the caves/mines, was to overgrown.

I started on Echo then turned to the right and ended up at Little Falls. I want to go back and finish Echo and get to the overlook.

on Echo Overlook Trail

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8 months ago

Lots of switchbacks with a great view at the top.

hiking
8 months ago

Simple hike up a stream bed and back. It's fine, but no view at the top.

Great hike, super quiet trail. My kids (4 & 7) were both able to enjoy this one.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice scenic trail with beautiful wild flowers, especially near the spring. We saw a deer and several butterflies.

hiking
11 months ago

Fun trail. It gets steeper the higher you go, with a fair number of large fallen trees across the trail up there too. Followed the right canyon past the mines, and up to the top on the right, about 8836'. Great views into the top of Fletcher Canyon, of Mummy's Toe, Griffith Peak, Harris Peak, and Fletcher Peak.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

May through October I usually see lots of dear on the beginning of this trail in the morning hours. This trail is a bit less traveled than the others in the immediate area. Maybe due to the parking and no actual trail head.

Multiple starting points that all lead to an old mining site. Bat habitat in the right canyon, and a year round spring on the left canyon. On old site where a cabin was located. Which was washed away in a flood. Very little remnants.

hiking
Monday, December 05, 2016

Incredible view, great trail. Been hiking here for years. One of my faves.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The trail wasn't marked and it was hard to tell where it started so we started where the cars were parked and went up the revine. A little difficult with the hills but wasn't bad. Not much to see at the end but overall had a fun time!

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

It was a decent hike. If you hike often and are use to hiking up hill then you'll be fine. In the beginning it does slope up and it levels out in some places. I did a decent job with a 2 year old in my hiker. Went all the way to first mine. Not much to see. The place where you see the sign for the mine is a nice little place to chill and have a snack. Overall, just a simple hike with a nice view on some parts but not all.

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It was good hike. I had my puppy with me and he did very well jumping on the rocks up hill.

hiking
Saturday, February 13, 2016

Extreme Trail, but loved it. Does take time to reach the overlook and back as the trail does not loop, so give yourself at least a 1.5 hours, to make your way back, depending on your fitness level, as you don't want to be making your way back in the dark on this trail. I always see Mule Deer on this hike, as long as you are not too loud, as they spook easily. Well maintained trail.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

awesome trail. very cool

Sunday, August 31, 2014

This was a very step climb with a lot of loose rock. It gets your heart pumping but the end is a breath taking view.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Currently closed due to fire damage.

hiking
Friday, May 03, 2013

You start out near a creek bed and start heading toward Cathedral Rock. A little bit up and down for the first 2 miles. Then you start swinging around the east side of Cathedral and through the construction area (this is really going to be beautiful when its done but pay attention to the signs on the way). About 3 miles in, you run into the switchbacks which are opposite the giant cliff face (can't miss it, just look up). The switchbacks gain you elevation quickly and the last long run (about .2 miles) takes you right into the over look. There used to be a giant log up there but today (5/2/13) it was gone (think someone used it for firewood) but there was a new fire pit built under a tree........

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