South Fork Trail #243

EASY 4 reviews

South Fork Trail #243 is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Portal, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
544 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

rocky

washed out

5 months ago

Saw a very rare bird - the Elegant Trogon...so beautiful. Popular Birder trail. 2 miles in beautiful small waterfall with large boulders all around. Would rate as moderate and walking sticks very helpful.

hiking
7 months ago

My dog Alexis and I had a great hike! She loved all the water! A very nice hike. The water crossings were low and easy. A very relaxing day. I can't wait to go again!

hiking
8 months ago

I would not rate this trail as easy. I hiked it on 2/17/17. There are 6 relatively challenging creek crossings in 2 miles. At the end of about 2 miles you have to pick your way toward pink flagging across a rocky braided flat area to a trail Junction with the Burro Trail and others that leave the creek bottom. Bring hiking poles and expect to get your feet wet. My understanding is that the the crossings are much more shallow as you progress into spring but you may expect to find wet crossings again during monsoon season during the summer months.

hiking
9 months ago