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Hog Canyon Trail [CLOSED] is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.9 mi Elevation gain 1,092 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

Snow

Closed

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Closed as of July 2. Wildfires have burned more than 224,500 acres and there is ongoing, extreme fire danger due to dry conditions and hot temperatures.

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Reviews (42)
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Recordings (24)
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Tanner Moya
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HikingBugsOff trailOver grownRocky

Definitely an unpopular trail. It has very good potential but since most of the Park Rangers are busy limiting how many people can be on trails, they haven't been keeping up on others. Extremely overgrown and not very well marked. The only trail "markings" are from other hikers stacking rocks. Would love to go back once it's cleaned up.

Osman Cruz
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Over grownRockyScramble

This trail needs to be cleaned up from this overgrown wilderness taking over the trails making hard to see your step. I almost roll my ankles 2 times going up and 3 times coming down. bring pants, gloves, and long sleeves shirt because of the overgrown issue. you seriously need the GPS and this map to make it.

Derryl Beukes
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HikingRockyScramble

This was a fantastic hike. The trail is easy until you get to the dried out river bed which takes you into the canyon. Further up the trail the was some flowing water.

Trevor Tyrrell
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRockyScramble
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Kevin Griffiths
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HikingOver grown

Did Hog Canyon from Cloudview trailhead. Fantastic day. Some water flowing, trail overgrown in many places.

Rachael Overmire
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Over grownRockyScramble

definitely a difficult trail, no designated trail and you have to climb large boulders and bushwick through the grass for miles. dont go without a gps.

Linda Jean Fenner
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Hiking

1-22-2020 Nice morning hike enjoying the cool temps and foggy weather. Maintained trail till you hit the boulders and grassy areas, but follow the cairns and GPS and you’ll be fine! Just shy of reaching the end of trail by 3/4 miles as time restraint, but will certainly come back and hopefully see the waterfall and wildlife! Bubbly creeks along the trail are always an added treat! Limited parking, no fees, no washroom. Enjoy!!

Kennedy Thayer
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Hiking

A fun little adventure! For sure 10 miles and a slower 10 miles as there’s a lot of boulder hopping. The first 2 miles is on a trail then you follow the wash for about 3 miles. The AllTrails map is good to have as back up. It is so beautiful, especially getting deeper in the canyon. I even saw a family of javelinas!

Barry Schenk
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Once you go through the gate at the road turn around there is a well marked new trail on the right which keeps you out of the creek bed for about 3/4 of a mile. Then it's back into the creek bed and Boulder hoping.

Jillian @sweetsassyjilly
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Hiking

It’s a lot of boulder hopping and bushwhacking. But it’s definitely a less traveled path so could be good if you like off trail type stuff with some solitude. You should understand that the falls are only going to be flowing after recent rains. Could be dry.

Viriya Weiss
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Hiking

just not much ..flat the first 2.5 miles the rest rocks ,no marking , have to go under a barbed wire , for the rest..very hard on your feet, wear long sleeve and pants...water fall dry up..will not go back to hog trail...

Molly Jo Riley
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HikingNo shadeOver grownRocky

Most of this hike is in a extremly rocky wash that was overgrown and had very tall grass. The distance is closer to 13 miles

Randall Meyer
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Waterfalls at the end were spectacular and made the hike up worthwhile. The wash boulders are fun to scramble over but hard on the feet. AllTrails distance seems to be short again. MapMyHike registered 8.8 miles while a GPS in the group measured almost 10. Be prepared for a 5 - 6 hour hike.

Danee White
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyWashed out

There is a gate directly east of the wash following the all trails trail, just climb out of the wash and follow the off road vehicle trail. This is where the wash trail starts and you must begin hunting for cairns. You don’t need them as they just follow the wash straight up into the canyon. I only saw modern day petroglyphs. This trail took me a long time as I spent time making sure I was on the right trail and at times walked straight up a small creek that met with some small falls. I probably won’t return to this trail as there are many better ones close by but it’s a good choice if you don’t want to see anyone.

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