hiking
over grown
2 days ago

Followed the map which led to a landing area along the river. Took the trailhead from there another 0.4 miles to the river crossing. Never found the hot springs. Met another couple who crossed the river and went up another 3/4 mile and they too never found them. Very small portion overgrown with grass, but the trail is well maintained otherwise. It was a great hike, short and sweet but a good climb coming out of the canyon. I will definitely come back when the temperature drops again.

hiking
bugs
fee
off trail
private property
3 days ago

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Great trail, but a lot of traffic when I went. Way too many people (with their stench of synthetic fragrances you can smell from far away) in the first mile or two but further in is really beautiful

hiking
fee
off trail
rocky
3 days ago

This was my first experience out of quarantine and it was such a magical and enchanting experience. I grew up in El Paso and never visited in the 20ish years I lived there, I can’t believe it! A true diamond in the rough of the desert. The catwalk and the majority of the trail are very accessible for all hiking levels. I was with my mid-aged parents who are very beginner hikers, and they loved it! We hiked until the part where the old catwalk stopped, where the trail leads you to cross the river over logs and rocks. A local told us that the trail used to start beyond this point, and AllTrails confirmed the trail continued for about another mile. However, the path is rough and not well marked beyond this point. From here, above you, you can see where the old catwalk had been. We had walked for about 1.5 hrs at this point, so we decided to turn around. The water was chilly willy, but felt nice after a hot hike. BEWARE: Fellow hikers saw snakes in the water - idk much about snakes so idk if they’re poisonous. We started our hike at about 9:30am and it was hot by 10. By the time we were heading back down, it was getting pretty busy. When we returned to the trailhead at about 11:30/12pm, the parking lot was filling quick! Some of the most well kept, and nice picnic and restrooms I’ve ever seen at a trailhead. Lots of shade and picnic tables. Great neighboring areas, Silver City is a cute town to explore in the area. Highly recommend this for all!!

Hiked Catwalk trail on 5/25/20. Beautiful hike. Bring a swim suit and good water shoes. There are plenty of places to swim. I would suggest you use the catwalk for the first part of the trail. When the catwalk ends you can then get in the river and hike up the river. The first mile of the trail is very crowded. After the catwalk ends you can hike up the river for miles. The crowd thins out after about two miles. The river runs through a high walled canyon where you can take amazing crowd free pictures. Very amazing place. There is a three dollar self pay station.

Gorgeous. the creeks were great. so much to take in. will def go back

hiking
7 days ago

Easy trail about 45 minutes each way. Take trail downriver to just around river bend then find spot to cross or get in water. Spring/seep is 100 or so meters downriver from bend, they are on river’s/water’s edge.

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
rocky
9 days ago

When you get to the river go downstream about a tenth and cross to the other side for the hot springs.

Loved this trail though a part of cougar country on 5/3/2020, though we never saw a cougar, nor prints. Says it’s dog friendly but decided against bringing her when I saw the catwalk grids.

I was trying for Whitewater Baldy but only did 3 miles before turning back. I encountered about a 100 blowdowns. Negotiating each one was tiring. Hopefully, the Forest Service starts maintaining this trail again, once most of the snags fall.

Pretty canyon.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice hike on a good trail. However, if this is “Easy”, it’s the hard side of easy. There are a few downhill sections with “ball bearing” rocks, requiring some concentration. Gold Dust Trail meets Whitewater Trail at about 2.5 mi. Once at that junction head downstream to the “Tuff” exhibit. 50 yards beyond that is access to the creek. This section is a cataract beneath a tall overhanging cliff (see photo). Also at this spot are remnants of a bridge or “catwalk”. It’s a good place to enjoy a snack and water. Total distance out and back is just over 5.5 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a great hike. spectacular scenery, saw a hummingbird feeding off a cactus flower. you could hear the roar of the river 1000 feet inside the canyon. can't wait to do the catwalk and see it from below.

Very nice catwalk over the river hike. Very scenic and easy hiking. There were a few bugs at one point but the scenery was well worth it. Kids and dogs couldn’t cross the river toward the end.

horseback riding
blowdown
flooded
over grown
rocky
washed out
2 months ago

The trail leading into the west fork from iron creek up to Turkey Feather pass into the west fork is non existent. Cooper Canyon is Completely Blown out, boulders the size of small cars block the way after the floods. The trail into the west fork from Turkey Feather pass is the same way.

Spectacular scenery! Good trails. Trail ends .8 miles in, but that is beyond bridge that allows you to cross the stream so you can still make the loop.

Lots of rocks and mud for the first third of the trail. Beautiful views of the mountains. You can hike further than the 4K if you just continue to follow the trail passed the rivers edge. We did find a small hot spring, but didn’t go in it. The dogs enjoyed a swim in the cool river.

Rough road.

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