|Hiking||12.00 Miles|| 6 Hrs 30 Mns || ||1.85 mph|
|1,720 ft AEG|| || || |
Four of us did the See Canyon Drew Canyon loop with a side trip to See Spring.
On a day with a forecast high of 104 in Phoenix, it was 86 at 3pm as we returned to the See Canyon trailhead.
The side trip to See Spring was disappointing. It would be a good picnic hike but wasn't worth the extra mile on a 12 mile loop.
The See Canyon trail was well maintained--there weren't any trees across the path. The exciting part of this segment was a bear 100 feet away that didn't care if we were there or not.
We followed some portions of the General Crook trail between the two trailheads but left it to go cross country. The part we followed was several feet wide with chevrons and has had recent maintainence--fallen trees had been cut to allow horse traffic. If you lose the trail, it's an easy cross country hike.
The Drew Canyon trail was also well maintained with no trees across the trail. It's an easy constant gradual downhill hike. (The constant slope would be somewhat of a lung buster if going up it.)
BTW: It's a left from the road through Christopher Creek onto FR284.