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Herb Martyr #247, AZ

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance One Way 2.65 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,833 feet
Elevation Gain 2,113 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,234 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 10.09
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5  2008-04-05
Basin Trail #600
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Sep
Sun  6:42am - 5:20pm
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Greenhouse Trail #248
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2,394 ft
Basin Trail #600
Basin Trail #600
1.9 mi away
4.5 mi
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2.2 mi away
7.9 mi
4,250 ft
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1,900 ft
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Herb Martyr #247 is a 2.65 mile one way hike with 2,234 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 40 miles north-northeast of Douglas Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. October and April are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: South from Herb Martyr Campground, the Herb Martyr Trail crosses Cima Creek and follows Cave Creek toward the Chiricahua high country. The riparian vegetation along this stream provides good birdwatching close to the campground, but the trail actually only follows the stream for two short stretches. After leaving Cave Creek for the second time, Herb Martyr Trail begins one of the steepest climbs in the Chiricahuas to a junction with Snowshed Trail #246 just below Pine Park.

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This hike is listed as One-Way.

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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To Herb Martyr Campground Trailhead
From Tucson, take I-10 east 139 miles to US 80 (you will cross the New Mexico border to get to this intersection). Turn right (south) and drive 28 miles, then turn right (west) on the road to Portal, 7 miles. Drive west on FR 42 approximately 4 miles, turn left (west) on FR 42A and continue 2 miles to the Herb Martyr campground and trailhead. All roads are paved and suitable for passenger vehicles.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 293 mi - about 4 hours 40 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 183 mi - about 3 hours 5 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 436 mi - about 6 hours 46 mins
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