KP Creek Trail

HARD 1 reviews
#2 of 3 trails in

KP Creek Trail is a 20.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clifton, Arizona that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4048 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

waterfall

backpacking
3 months ago

Took trail to the right down into the canyon. Steep trail drops downhill so watch your technique. Did not do loop but camped at the bottom of the canyon about 4 miles. It was a holiday weekend but hardly anyone around. The first night our campsite was passed by a bear on the opposite side of the creek. I was playing catch and release with some fingerling trout in the creek. Spooked my companion a little (she had never seen a bear outside the zoo). Had to admit it unnerved me a little. The following day we took a day hike up to a fire watch station to the southwest. View was totally worth the climb. Apparently many people hike up the service road as a day hike. Climb back out the following day was strenuous