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Point Trail and West Clear Creek is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Happy Jack, Arizona that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length 3.5 mi Elevation gain 898 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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Kenneth Johnson
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Hiking

Very steep at first. Easy to get off trail going up the stream. Incredible views! Great fall colors.

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Jon Dunn
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Rock climbing

Top 3 in Arizona. Steep, espy with a 30lb pack. Beautiful canyon, tall cliffs, green water. Wonderful, but requires water shoes once you get down.

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Kaleigh Caitlin
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Rock climbingGreat!Over grownRockyScramble

super great trail. can make it with a car but a little clearance is better. even with a rav or crv, etc. we left phx around noon, got there around 2pm, hiked down explored east along the creek, turned around maybe 5, back up to the top around 6. lots of plant diversity. bring a lunch for the bottom. mossy water, slippery, don't have to have water shoes, but bring flip flops as the creek rocks are not rounded enough yet. painful to walk on if u need to take ur shoes off to cross the creek. a floatie would be fun, make sure to take your trash out!!! no restrooms at trailhead so handle your business ahead of time. don't be that person to leave tp down there. super beautiful. recommend! my dog made it find. shes a good hiker, probably not a trail for dogs that need to be leashed, or are new to hiking.

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SouthwestNative User
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Rock climbingBlowdown

pretty steep down and up not for elderly that are not in good shape and kids under 12 i would say. once at the bottom beautiful and quite from time to time, you will pass or be passed by groups of hikers every once in a while depending on where your at

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Gayle Elizabeth
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Hiking

Tough climb down and back up but so worth it! Be prepared to get wet! Bring a dry bag to keep your things from getting soaked. I can’t describe how beautiful it is along the creek. Parts of the trail are over grown but manageable and worth the effort. Lots of boulder scrambling on trail and down at the creek. Be careful of the slimy rocks in the water. By far one of my favorite places.

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Yolanda Rosales
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HikingOver grownRocky
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David Lopez
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Maria Galindo
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HikingBugsGreat!Over grownRockyScramble
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Mike Stock
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I backpacked this with my 9 & 7 yr old on Friday/Saturday. Very cool area. Beautiful canyon. The water was fun to walk/swim through as we made our way up the creek. There are some neat camp spots further down the trail. You can go as far down toward the end of the trail as you want or stop as soon as you reach the creek to play. The trail down into the canyon is steeper than anticipated. Boulders, rocks, roots and downed trees made it more of a scramble than a hiking trail. For how tough the hike down is, I was surprised how many people were there. We saw, easily, 200+ people on this Saturday. 40+ cars at the trailhead - campers, hikers, swimmers, rock climbers, families... And people having to carry their small dogs and toddlers back up the trail on their way out. I probably wouldn't do this trail again. The reward:effort ratio wasn't enough. Would maybe try one of the other trails down into West Clear Creek next time.

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Pilar Arias
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

Only made it to the first water crossing. Trail was way too overgrown to continue, although a couple I saw at the water told me they saw two others continue on. This is my least favorite hike I've ever done. Steep descent, hard climb back up. I'm surprised my Kia Optima was able to make it back to the non-marked trailhead. All a wooden sign says is "Coconino National Forest" with no maps. I would recommend trying the nearby Calloway Trail instead, which is marked as easy. I got no cell service out there so couldn't even track the portion I did do.

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Jelena Gauthier
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

This trail is awesome! Decent & climb back up are not that bad because it’s all shaded. No point of going all the way to the end of the trail unless you have a machete because it way overgrown. We saw a big black snake with yellow stripes, scared the s*** out of us. Good hiking shoes are just as well as good water shoes. P.s. omg it was black rattle snake

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Rebecca Westfall
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HikingRocky

Beautiful hike! It’s rated moderate but it is hard, you’re climbing most of the trail and when you get to the bottom most of the trail is in the water which is quite slippery so come prepared. Very worthwhile hike but beginning to be a bit more busy if a trail.

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Stephanie Mascone
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Hiking

WARNING - even though this hike is rated as moderate, it is a HARD hike. The “trail” begins with a steep steep climb down a canyon wall. Pay attention on the way down and assess whether or not you will be able to make it back up. If you struggle on the way down, chances are you will struggle twice as much on the way up. Once you make it to the creek, be prepared to wade through water and bushwhack through trees. If you are not comfortable with wet feet and legs for a few hours, this hike is not for you. Don’t get me wrong - this is an absolutely gorgeous hike, but please do your research and know what you are getting you and your family into. I saw way too many casual hikers struggling on the first .25 miles of this hike. If you have a hard time with the beginning, TURN AROUND. Please also be aware you will be driving at least 6 miles on a dirt road. If you have an SUV, pick up truck, etc, you will have no problem.

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Jeanna Peterson
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Melissa Bell
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