DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,010 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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hiking
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

This is quite a difficult hike to get to, the Forest Roads are not well maintained and you will need a high Clearance vehicle to get there. However, the hike itself is spectacular, following Red Creek through a tree canopy covered running creek for the majority of the hike. Although the creek is relatively flat, the terrain can change and is mostly rocky with some sandy areas. The Red Creek rapids on the Verde river are well worth the journey and is a welcome cool swimming place.
Be aware that this is also a mrked Jeep Trail, so watch out for the occassional 4 wheel drive vehicle.