Kinder Crossing Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Kinder Crossing Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Happy Jack, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
954 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike! My 32 lb daughter enjoyed the hike strapped to my back and I still felt it was moderate hike. We brought back 20-30 crawfish that my boys will prepare for dinner... hope it's good!

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike. Dogs and kids friendly.

backpacking
2 months ago

Took a group of scouts down there. It should not be rated as an easy hike, it's at least moderate, if not difficult. Very steep climb at the end on your way down, or beginning on your way out. But well Worth the effort. Camped in a beautiful meadow along the creek surrounded by forest, caught, cooked, ate about 30 or 40 crawfish. A word of warning, there are plenty of areas that look great for rock jumping, but they're not quite deep enough. Maybe about 6 feet deep. Great for swimming though.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Absolutely beautiful spot but "Easy" is an understatment. If you are good with a step climb on the way back up you will do okay, but anyone that doesn't have a decent set of lungs should skip this hike. I promise what's at the bottom is well worth the work though. The hike is probably a bit longer than is actually listed and if you don't have 4WD you will have to park further away from the trail head and add a mile or 2 to your hike. once you hit the trail head you walk through the woods a bit as you make your descent down to the bottom. Once you reach the bottom you will see a campfire ring. this is a beautiful spot but the real reward is off to your left. follow the narrow trail through the bushes. if u take this while everything is growing pay close attention or you will miss the trail. when u here the water babbling you have found the right spot, step over some rocks in the water, and follow the trail through the brush up and back down around. you will a lovely little rock waterfall. this is a beautiful hike during the summer and winter. summer hikers beware, this trail is absolutely filled with bees the entire descent before you get to the bottom. only go in the winter if you are deathly allergic.