Looking for a great trail near Safford, Arizona? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Roper Lake State Park or Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hospital Flat Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Safford ranging from 2.8 to 69.2 miles and from 3,231 to 9,622 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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bugs
20 days ago

I do not believe this is a trail any longer it is more of a picnic area. Also did the Mariah Mesa trail, hot springs are closed permanently, the trail is short but nice for being so close to town.

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 month ago

The trail doesn’t really exist anymore, half way through we just walked around on our own but the waypoint marked in the trail offers the best view you can imagine. Exactly what you hope to see off the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

During the monsoon season starting at the top of the Noon Creek Picnic area provides trail access without having to cross Noon Creek. The trail takes some steep rises after the first mile, but comes out on top with spectacular vistas. The walk back is the payoff as you enjoy traveling through a number of climate zones.

hiking
2 months ago

Tried to make a loop out of this out and back. Doable, but not the way I went. Lost trail at turn into round the mountain. Not sure that trail exists. Cut back to highway the hard way.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

Investigating trail. Great condition.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
3 months ago

A lot of fallen trees from the fire that block the trail. The trail is overgrown in parts, We lost the trail a couple of times and had to back track. Still has great views of the Gila valley. It’s really sad no trail maintenance has been done.

hiking
over grown
washed out
3 months ago

This trail is completely washed out because of a fire which recently came through. The trailhead is nearly impossible to find. For now, I would strongly recommend against attempting to hike this trail...unless you like bushwacking.

hiking
4 months ago

Grant Hill Loop follows a collection of old logging roads off Hwy 366 (Swift Trail). The trail is great for groups that want to do different distances. The different fingers of the trail all loop back to the parking lot so you can continue on or turn back at the different intersections of the trail for a shorter hike. It is good for mountain biking or hiking. The Frye fire of 2017 did a lot of damage in this area so shade is sparse and the Aspen trees are beginning to grow up in the roads... With an elevation just above 9000 it is a great summer hike.

hiking
4 months ago

The trail has a lot of fallen trees/debri/leaves from past fires/storms that make it hard to follow. I lost the trail somewhere around the split at Eagle Rock and turned around. I spent a couple hours clearing debris from the trail, but it still needs a lot of work.

off trail
over grown
scramble
washed out
5 months ago

I had high hopes for this one. The trail has been severely damaged by the recent fire. I would say only about 30% of the trail even exists anymore. Got to the waterfall area and was disappointed because it didn't look nearly as nice as it does in photos I've seen. I think the fire damaged the waterfall too. This was one of the most difficult hikes I've done simply because it's more of an obstacle course (have to jump over trees/debris) than a hike. The 9000 ft elevation is also a factor adding to the difficulty. Most of the scenery was burned too. Lots of maintenance work needs to be done to make this a safe/enjoyable hike. I won't be using this trail again.

hiking
5 months ago

Very fire obstructed and no longer easy to follow.

hiking
snow
6 months ago

Beautiful views definitely worth the short hike. We initially tried the marked trail but it became too narrow and there was still too much snow in mid April. We took the dirt road up which was easy and quick. Lots of the forest has been burnt but it provides more opportunities for viewing. Elevation is 10,028ft.

hiking
6 months ago

Some of the most epic views on Mt. Graham with ladybugs galore during the late summer at Ladybug Peak. 3,500 ft. elevation change over 6 miles from Angle Orchard to Ladybug Peak (6.5 miles to ladybug saddle). It's a challenging hike, steep in places, with more sun exposure than you might expect, so protect yourself from the Sun and take extra water.

there were parts of the drive that were a little bad. I made it in and back out in 2 wheel drive in my titan. ground clearance will be key. I did choose to walk down the last couple hundred feet to the lake. that last stretch of road was questionable. but I probably coulda driven down I to it if i put it in 4 when drive. the trail itself is well marked. I happened to go when the little creek feeding the lake was frozen over. it was super pretty. will be doing it again.

hiking
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Nice views

hiking
Saturday, October 06, 2018

Rocky, steel, nut beautiful views. Lots of bear sign. Watch for hunters in October.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

When we started on this trail we noticed there were no blazes to mark the trail, which wasn’t a problem initially as the trail was well maintained. After we got about a mile, the trail deteriorated to the point where the soil and rocks were sliding into the creek bed far below. Eventually, the trail just stopped. Our best guess is that the trail was washed away into / by the creek or was buried by a mudslide / landslide. We found a way to get to the creek bed and looked to pick up the trail on the other side of the creek as the map indicated. We did find a cairn on the other side marking the trail. The trail there, however, was overgrown with vegetation as if it hadn’t been maintained in quite some time. If we come back up this way, perhaps we’ll give this trail another go provided the trail is repaired and well marked.

hiking
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Hiked from Shannon Campground up to Heliograph peak after talking with a hiker who'd come back to the campground where we'd just finished lunch. The trail is a challenge to locate once you get to certain areas, and when we got to the top we went ahead and took the road back. It's well worth it, but if you're unsure, you can stop and look around and figure out where the trail continues. Definitely needs more markers until it's cut back in again.

hiking
Monday, June 04, 2018

This is a great trail. It is a 5 mile (10 round trip) hike from Upper Arcadia to Shannon campground. Take caution as some of this trail crosses through areas that were devastated by the Frye Fire. The trail is kinda hard to follow in a few spots but the worse spot is about a mile from the Arcadia campground. It crosses through a creek that has been severely washed out making it hard to find again once you work your way across the washed out creek that is now a small gorge. (Look for large piles of rock that have been placed as trail markers) Other than that one spot the trail was easy enough to stay on. It is overgrown in a few areas so large packs will be snagged on branches and brush. As you get close to the Shannon campground there is a fork in the trail that will take you to the Heliograph lookout (1 mile to lookout and 1 mile back to Arcadia trail) That fork is 1 mile from Shannon campground. Overall this is a great hike with amazing views! Well worth the effort. I saw wild turkeys and plenty of other wildlife, I highly recommend this trail to anyone considering it!

hiking
closed
Monday, June 04, 2018

THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED DUE TO DAMAGE FROM THE FRYE FIRE. This trail can be reached from a fork off of Ashcreek trail #307 or as a 1 mile (each way) hike from the Columbine Corrals campground (Currently has only 2 campgrounds open.) This area was among some of the hottest burnt areas of the 2017 lightning started Frye fire. The Webb Peak lookout tower is still standing but the wooden structures at the top are gone. Extensive work will have to be done on this trail before it opens again.

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