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Best trails in Florence

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Explore the most popular trails near Florence with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Florence
Top trails (4)
#1 - Box Canyon OHV Trail
White Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 20.4 mi
Fun route accesses several difficult 4x4 trails This is a central-corridor route through a popular 4-wheel-drive area. Branching off of this route is Woodpecker/Ajax loop, Martinez Canyon and the Coke Ovens. (All available as eGuides from FunTreks on EveryTrail.) The main feature of this route is narrow Box Canyon at the southern end of what's described here. Although rare, this section is susceptible to dangerous flash floods. Stay out of the canyon if heavy rains are predicted or if you see dark clouds nearby. The walls are too steep to climb should you get caught in the canyon. This trail can also be driven in the opposite direction starting on Price Road just north of Florence. Open all year except a few weeks a year when military training exercises are in progress. Dates of closure are posted at the main entrance at Cottonwood Canyon Road and Mineral Mountain Road. The area is closed if red flags are flying. A State Trust Land permit is required to ride in this area. Call 602-364-2753 for details. It's tempting to rate this trail easy but there are several moderate-size rocks to get over. Stock 4x4 SUVs with good ground clearance should be okay. You may bottom out occasionally but damage is unlikely. A giant ledge must be negotiated if you take the lower road. SUVs with low ground clearance should take the high-road bypass. In the event Cottonwood Canyon Road is closed at the west junction of N Reymert Rd, you can use Mineral Mountain Road from US60.Show more
#2 - Poston Butte
Florence, Arizona
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 34 m
#3 - East 96 Ranch Trail
Florence, Arizona
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Length: 62.8 mi
#4 - Florence Coke Ovens [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Florence, Arizona
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Length: 26.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
The ovens were used in the early 1900s to make coke, a clean-burning fuel used in blast furnaces to produce iron ore. Coke was made by baking a mixture of different kinds of coal at high temperature without contact with air. Users have reported that although the roads leading to the Florence Coke Ovens are public, the ovens are on private property. Visitors can legally see the ovens from a distance on public land. In the past, access to the ovens has been less restricted, but vandalism caused the owners to put up "No Trespassing" signs. Although mountain bikers and hikers can use this area, it is mostly an off-road driving area. As for the public roads leading to this area: Open all year except a few weeks a year when military training exercises are in progress. Dates of closure are posted at the main entrance at Cottonwood Canyon Road and Mineral Mountain Road. The area is closed if red flags are flying. A State Trust Land permit is required to ride in this area. Call 602-364-2753 for details.Show more