KP Creek Trail is a 20.6 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
20.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,058 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

waterfall

trail running
4 months ago

Very beautiful did a few miles trail running, saw a bear poop and turned back!

backpacking
4 months ago

Did the full loop over two days. Would recommend making it a three day, two night hike. The trail was difficult to find at times and so I would only recommend this trail to very experienced hikers. Also, bring your topo map and GPS unit as they will be needed. Did our hike in June and so the water sources were scarce, in fact only eastern portion of Grants Creek and KP Creek had water. Make sure you pack enough. Very beautiful, rugged and primitive hike.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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