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Parker Creek Trail

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Parker Creek Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tonto Basin, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,204 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Directions from Young: Access is from State Highway #288 (Young Highway) through the old Sierra Ancha Experimental Station Headquarters. There is parking at the trailhead, however, do not block roads if you park in this area.

hiking
over grown
24 days ago

it's very beautiful, but also overgrown. there was an Arizona black rattlesnake on the trail, chilling in the brush to the side of the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked the first 2 1/2 miles of this trail. Still some nice wildflowers along the first mile or so. Some fall color along the trail...Sycamores and a few maples. Signs of recent trail maintenance, but the trail is still a little 'bushy", but easy enough to follow. We saw no one else on the trail...hike lasted 4 hours. All in all a nice little hike, but probably won't go again.

hiking
Monday, April 02, 2018

The trail was an awesome, offered great views but there was numerous switchbacks. I was surprised that this area isn't more popular given how close it is to the valley.

hiking
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Amazing views of the Sierra Anchas as you make your way up Parker Creek. Beautiful pines, Alligator Junipers. I saw no one else on the trail.

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

This hike is a gradual up hill along the creek. Well groomed beautiful pines, alligator junipers, manzanitas and soft pine needle trail. The views are incredible! Highly recommend.

Friday, November 14, 2014

A beautiful trip and the town near it is wonderful as well

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