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Willow Springs Bike Loop Trail #535, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Payson > Heber
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 7.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,683 feet
Elevation Gain -162 feet
Accumulated Gain 235 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 8.58
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5  2018-09-15
Chevelon Lake via Weimer Ridge
topohiker
8  2018-07-28
Willows Springs Lake / Canyon
topohiker
10  2018-07-05
Chevelon Lake via Weimer Ridge
topohiker
7  2018-06-30
Willow Springs Canyon - Mogollon Rim
topohiker
6  2018-06-23
Willow Springs - Canyon and Bike Loop
hikerdw
12  2018-06-21
Willow Springs Canyon - Mogollon Rim
DixieFlyer
5  2018-06-09
Willows Springs Lake / Larson Ridge
topohiker
2  2017-08-20
Willow Springs Canyon Loop
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Preferred   Sep, May, Jun, Aug
Sun  6:59am - 5:18pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Canyon Point Campground
0.7 mi away
Canyon Point Sinkhole
0.7 mi away
0.7 mi
-100 ft
Willow Springs Canyon - Mogollon Rim
Willow Springs Canyon - Mogollon Rim
2.8 mi away
4.0 mi
-439 ft
Mule Canyon - Mogollon Rim
3.1 mi away
3.0 mi
600 ft
Mule Creek Point Sinkholes
Mule Creek Point Sinkholes
3.3 mi away
4.2 mi
500 ft
Canyon Creek - Tonto NF
Canyon Creek - Tonto NF
3.4 mi away
5.0 mi
250 ft
Spillway Campground
5.8 mi away
Woods Canyon - Mogollon Rim
Woods Canyon - Mogollon Rim
5.8 mi away
6.1 mi
-440 ft
Woods Canyon Lake Campground
6.0 mi away
Chevelon Creek - Larson Ridge Route
Chevelon Creek - Larson Ridge Route
6.0 mi away
0.9 mi
24 ft
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Syllabus
Willow Springs Bike Loop Trail #535 is a 7.4 mile round trip hike with 235 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 66 miles south of Winslow Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. September and May are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview
This trail loops from the Larson Ridge Trailhead (vault toilet) or the Horse Trap Trailhead, traveling through cool pines and quaking aspen. The western section of trail parallels the shoreline of Willow Springs Lake. (Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest info)

The trail is an old, closed road, with minimal elevation change, that appears to be well marked. It connects with the Sardine Trail #536, and the General Crook Trail #140.

Check out the Official Route.

HAZ_Hikebot
    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.

    Permit $$
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    Directions
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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From the highway 87/highway 260 junction in Payson, drive east for about 32.6 miles on highway 260, to milepost 284.7, directly across the highway from the Young Road (FR 512) turnoff. There is a sign on the north side of the highway for Horse Trap Trailhead, and a small parking area. The signed trail begins here, and reaches the main loop in a few hundred yards.
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