Second Water Trail to Hackberry Springs Loop

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Second Water Trail to Hackberry Springs Loop is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tortilla Flat, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 636 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

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bugs
9 days ago

Went last weekend. Didn’t complete the entire thing. Didn’t get much into Hackberry trail before the mud and sitting water had mosquitos all over us. No bug spray :( Up until being eaten alive by mosquitos, it was wonderful! I’ve done second water several times and it’s my fave hike.

5 months ago

had actually loaded a different map loop but got a verified completed on this one and nothing on the loaded map. Did this in CCW direction and all is well unti you get to hackberry springs. from there you are freestyling up the wash a good mile even though there were actually trails the route loaded takes you up the wash. Actually at the halfway point we ran into a couple who said they got so turned around trying to follow the route that they turned around and got out of there the way they came... a known trail. so they planned a 5mile hike and did 8-9 miles.

hiking
5 months ago

hiked again today and rebuilt cairns since reviews complained of trail marking. added second water trail today. beautiful. still running water.

hiking
6 months ago

Highly recommend this trail! Make sure you have the map downloaded because parts of the trail intertwine with the river so it’s hard to tell where to go. So many wildflowers and saw plenty of water- loved it.

Beautiful scenery and not too challenging. Lots of horse droppings on the trail. You can go counter clockwise from the overflow parking or clockwise from the trailhead. If your main goal is to see the pond, it’s actually quicker to take the counter-clock route from the overflow parking area and start with Hackberry Springs Trail and go in about a mile or 1.5 mile. You could then choose to take Hackberry out to second water trail to complete the full loop or turn back around. Will do this one again!

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muddy
rocky
8 months ago

This is primarily an equestrian trail and was not shown on any maps. We did a track on this route being as there were numerous forks in the trail. a very pretty hike.

8 months ago

Stunning views the entire loop. Lots of water today. It was very muddy up on the grassy mesa after the rain. I would suggest going counter clockwise and download Alltrails map because there is no signal in some of the canyons

hiking
8 months ago

rocky, pretty, serene, horse droppings

Relatively easy hike. Took the dogs no problem & there was a few areas with water for them to cool off in.

hiking
Saturday, May 26, 2018

First time on this trail. Went clockwise when I probably should have gone the other way. Got lost once and found myself in a wash a couple of times. Pretty scenery but very dry not much water or life due to the drought conditions. Will hike it again after a good rain, probably much cooler then!

Friday, February 02, 2018

Scenic, moderate trail that gives a good physical conditioning.

hiking
Saturday, January 06, 2018

Very beautiful scenery. Trails are very rocky with some time spent in river beds and washes. We went off trail a little so we didn’t end up doing the full loop. The road back to the trailhead is rough but worth it. Some of the trails are well marked, some aren’t. All in all, a great trail with very beautiful views.

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