Second Water Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Second Water Trail is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1076 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

scramble

off trail

no shade

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9 days ago

Went 2 weekends ago for the first time. Absolutely beautiful. A few “ups” but you wind up walking on flat ground for some of it. Was unable to do the full loop.. went about 2.5 miles in. Highly recommend.

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2 months ago

Take more water. It's 3.6 there and 3.6 back. Very pretty and relaxing

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8 months ago

Beautiful hike today

8 months ago

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8 months ago

My wife and I are new to hiking and we agree "moderate" is an appropriate ranking. The only somewhat challenging part around halfway through when you cross the river(a bunch of times) it was easy to get off trail... that may be due to our novice skill level but overall we had a blast!

9 months ago

Loved this walk! We crossed 4 streams. Saw amazing meadows and great mountain views. Fairly easy vs moderate.

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11 months ago

This trail is really cool especially in January when there is water in the creek. We took this to Battleship Mountain and climb it. It turned out to be one of the best hikes in the area in my opinion. Great views of Box canyon and weavers needle from top. Love!

camping
Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Beautiful canyon, both dry and flowing creeks, with lots of plant life. We went in March - perfect weather - not too hot. We parked at the horse trailer parking spot, which is on the left side, about an 1/8 to 1/4 mile before the First Water Trailhead. Hop the horse hitching post and use the trail heading North-East. It is not marked as being a trailhead, but is the only trail from that spot that I am aware of. It only takes a few minutes before you are already walking in or next to a creek bed. Gorgeous views! It loops around with a spectacular view of Weever's Needle, climbs in elevation, then exits at the First Water Trailhead where we walked back on the main road back to our vehicle. Take much more water than you think you need - it is a long trail. See attached pics.