Wood Canyon to 3953 Saddle is a 10.4 mile round trip hike with 1,050 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 38 miles east-southeast of Mesa Arizona. February and March are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
Overview: Download and follow the posted 5.2 mile one way Official GPS Route for this enjoyable and scenic "off trail" hike up canyon utilizing a well maintained horse "use route" and the easy to follow Wood Canyon Creek drainage for 4.5 miles to connect with AZT- Passage#17, then an additional .70 mile hike north(up) AZT Passage 17 to your turn-around location at a scenic high saddle just off the AZT for views south to the White Canyon Wilderness, north to Picketpost Mountain and the Superstition Wilderness with distant Weavers Needle views;
Check out the Official Route.
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.