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Very easy trail. Flat, hard ground; easy to navigate. Beautiful views of the river.

hiking
3 months ago

Someone else had mentioned that this trail as posted doesn’t exist. At least some of it definitely does, but it’s barely there. You can see my recording to see where I went. I started from San Pedro House and went south on what seemed to be the marked trail - it’s basically a dirt road. About 4 miles up it turns left to Miller Backcountry Campsite (there is a sign - and apparently vault bathrooms!) and after that, the route north on “Sky Traverse Trail” (according to Google Maps) is more like a deer path, and difficult to find and follow. It is not close to the trees and the riparian area for most of it, just walking on a narrow, nearly invisible trail through chest-high dry grass. It was only once I was about a mile from the start that it went close to the creek and became pretty. If I were out here again, I would just go east from the San Pedro House, then south along the creek, and then go back the way I came.

Started at San Pedro Trail to get a longer hike in. Good hike, something different since you’re not near mountain ranges.

hiking
5 months ago

I hiked a four mile loop from Fairbank ghost town out to the mill and back along the river.

Very short hike. Not too far out of town. Perfect for people who are looking for something easy. Nothing to see really. Large parking lot with one bathroom/outhouse. No running water.

There are several trails at this trailhead. We did not do the mile loop. We did the 2.3 mile (one way) trail to the Clanton House. Not much shade, so you may need sunblock. The trail was somewhat overgrown in areas but still manageable. The turn to the right off the main trail to the Clanton House was not marked and we actually walked passed it then realized we had missed it.

mountain biking
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Be aware that much of this trail as shown here does not exist. Also do not go to the start point shown, it is a dirt road intersection where I was not comfortable leaving my vehicle. Instead go to the San Pedro House where my track starts.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Great trail. Enjoyed seeing all the different bird species. We did not make it as far as we wanted because the mosquitos are really bad. Make sure you bring a lot of bug spray.

birding
Friday, April 15, 2016

61 species seen on 4 hour walk

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Beautiful weather today! Perfect for hiking :-) Started at San Pedro House and did a total of 8 miles. Saw many varieties of birds, some fish, deer, and some butterflies. Perfect day!

birding
Thursday, April 23, 2015

34 species
Chipping Sparrow
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Brewers Sparrow
Botteris Sparrow
Black Throated Sparrow
Ladder Backed Woodpecker
Green Tailed Towhee
Gray Flycatcher
Lesser Goldfinch
Gila Woodpecker
Summer Tanager
Vermillion Flycatcher
American Coot
Canyon Towhee
Bewicks Wren
Ash Thoated Flycatcher
Morning Dove
Barn Swallow
Black Chinned Hummingbird
Inca Dove
Great Blue Heron
Curve Billed Thrasher
White Winged Dove
Wilsons Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Northern Flicker
Gilded Flicker
Lucys Warbler
Northern Rough Winged Swallow
House Finch
Cassins Kingbird
Lark Sparrow

hiking
Thursday, July 04, 2013

Absolutely great trail for the beginner. I started this trail yesterday mid-day (luckily it wasn't too hot) it has great views as it follows the San Pedro river east toward Hereford. It's all level ground and an easy walk. They do have a trail brochure at the store that you can use in addition to the markers placed on the trail to learn more about the wildlife and the geography. I did see a Rattler on the trail, but it is southern Arizona, so it's going to be hit or miss wherever you go. The wild life here is incredible! Fish, hundreds of lizards, cranes, and humming birds will delight you your whole way through.

hiking
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Great trail for the family. The trail is easy enough for all members of the family. Interpretive signage along the trail explains the ancient history of the region. Benches line the trail and there is one Indian-style shade ramada about half-way through. Primitive restrooms are available at the trail head. The kids really enjoyed the little hike.

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2011

VERY family friendly trail. Pretty trail too as far as trails go in this region. If the store is open they will lend you binoculars to see birds. The pond is very relaxing and scenic.

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