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Red Rock Springs Trail #294, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Payson > Payson N
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,395 feet
Elevation Gain 675 feet
Accumulated Gain 683 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1-2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 5.42
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall, Seasonal Creek & Peak
Backpack Yes & Connecting
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
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14  2015-05-18
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov → Any
Seasons   ALL
Sun  7:31am - 5:43pm
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Official Route
4 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Donahue Trail #27
Donahue Trail #27
2.1 mi away
2.0 mi
1,139 ft
West Webber #228 to Geronimo #240
West Webber #228 to Geronimo #240
2.6 mi away
4.1 mi
1,555 ft
West Webber Trail #228
West Webber Trail #228
2.6 mi away
1.9 mi
1,498 ft
Geronimo Trail #240
Geronimo Trail #240
2.8 mi away
3.2 mi
654 ft
East Webber via Geronimo
East Webber via Geronimo
2.8 mi away
10.5 mi
2,088 ft
Geronimo - West Webber Connector
Geronimo - West Webber Connector
3.0 mi away
1.4 mi
632 ft
Pine View Trail #28
3.1 mi away
0.6 mi
187 ft
Pine Canyon / Donahue loop
Pine Canyon / Donahue loop
3.1 mi away
11.8 mi
2,906 ft
Pine Canyon Trail #26
Pine Canyon Trail #26
3.2 mi away
9.2 mi
2,569 ft
Pine Canyon / Geronimo Loop
Pine Canyon / Geronimo Loop
3.2 mi away
22.5 mi
4,535 ft
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Flora Nearby
Named place Nearby
Culture Nearby
Beautiful trees and a stunning ridgeline
by Forbesy

I started the hike at around 1300, and the sun was still peeking through the beautiful oak and alligator juniper trees. The trail is a slight uphill grade until you meet up with the Arizona Trail #31, with an overall elevation gain of about 700 feet. The manzanita is beautiful this time of year; the red bark offset by the intense green folliage. The oaks are changing colours as well, from green to yellow and some full on red. There are numerous points along the trail which open up to beautiful views of the entire forrest.

I went up on a clear day, and could see for miles and miles. When you reach the actual Red Rock Spring, you have to search for it a bit, as it bubbles up, then goes underground for a ways. There wasn't any water, so make sure and pack plenty for your adventure. I didn't see much animal life, only a few tracks of what I suspect were mountain lion. There were no other hikers/campers, so I had the trail all to myself. It was amazingly quiet, with the wind whisping through the trees. The huge red rocks spilt all around the trail; along the path the fallen rocks paint a landscape of many different brilliant hues of red. This trail was a perfect day-hike excursion for me and my dog. Enjoy :)

    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 $$

    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Payson, take the 87N (like you were heading to Pine)about 10.5 miles
    Take a right on Control Road 64
    Follow CR 64 for 2.08 miles, the trailhead will be on the left hand side
    The trail head is clearly marked with signs
    (PS: once on the trail, there is a fork about .3 miles in, I stayed to the left in order to reach AZ trail #31, but there is the option to veer right, although I don't know where or how far it goes)
    page created by Forbesy on Nov 20 2010 10:52 am
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