Turkey Creek

MODERATE 3 reviews
#37 of 66 trails in

Turkey Creek is a 12.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Benson, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from March until December.

DISTANCE
12.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4599 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

hiking
24 days ago

We didn't get too far on this trail due to the heat of the day and a late start, but it was a nice easy trail for the portion we completed. Initially, we hiked the first 1.5 miles up the road, until we realized we could drive the 4 x 4 up there to the trailhead and park. We then hiked another mile and a half up the trail but we were pretty beat so we turned around. The trail is not used much but still easy to follow. We saw a lot of turkey vultures and some hawks and a lot of butterflies. The trail is grassland and scrub junipers, mesquites, and oaks. It looks like a pretty good way to get up to Manning camp.

hiking
Friday, August 14, 2015

Truly one of my all time favorite hikes.

hiking
Friday, August 14, 2015