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Bark Trick Tank, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Tucson > Safford
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,548 feet
Elevation Gain 997 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 10.99
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11  2012-01-16 SkyIslander18
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Overview: This trail (#665 4x4 forest Rd.) steadily climbs for the first 1.5 miles to it's high point at 6051 ft before dropping down into a hidden valley for the last 1.5 miles ending at a boundary gate in an area known as Bark Trick Tank. This mountain range is known locally as the Greasewoods and has many scenic views of the southern Pinaleno mountains along with a very nice meadow at the trail's end.

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Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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2018-07-14 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.

    Most recent Triplog Reviews
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    Tuesday special with Addie.
    Decided on a trip out to the Pinalenos little brother to the South, the Greasewoods.
    First hike back to Bark Trick Tank in 3 years.
    Last trip out was a rain soaked disappointed, but today we were met with beautiful blue/partly cloudy skies & 60 degree temps ..... a perfect day to hike!
    We first completed the route down to BTT, then continued on down Bar X Canyon a couple more miles. Lunch was had on an impressive rocky quartz outcrop full of little Arizona Rainbow cactus (a great surprise find for this area) with good views down onto the Sulphur Springs Valley & Galiuro mountain range behind. We returned back the way we came with now the Southern Pinalenos as our backdrop. A+ Day outside :D
    Bark Trick Tank
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    Plan A was to hike up the Grant Creek Trail #305, but big gloomy purple storm clouds & fog had the whole southwestern Pinalenos socked in with visibility down to almost 0. Had to come up with a plan B on the fly and took off back down Stockton Pass where the storms were not as thick. Chose a hike to Bark Trick Tank in the Greasewoods which I had just discovered a few months earlier and have wanted to see again during the non-hunting season. Took off down the FS road under light on and off rain and made it down to the awesome hidden valley meadow at the trail's end. Spent a short time at the meadow getting my pics as the rain then became a steady pour and never let up the whole hike back, I got soaked! On the drive home I stopped for a bit and hiked through one of the fantastic boulder fields found alongside Stockton Pass road to end this cold & wet, but very fun trip!
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    After my failed trip a week earlier due to forgetting that it was opening day of the Jr hunt, I headed back out to the Greasewoods to try this one again. At the TH I struck up a nice conversation with a hunter who was camped and getting ready for opening day on Friday and we agreed to meet up at the tank for some glassing. The first 1.5 miles of the trail (unimproved hunting Rd) was a steady climb up the canyon to the hikes high point which had some great views of the southern Pinalenos. The next 1.5 miles dropped down into a hidden valley with a very large & nice meadow surrounding Bark Trick Tank. The hunter I met earlier was at the meadow and I spent the next hour glassing for deer with him. With his $2500 Swarovskis' & my $20 tascos we were able to find 14 deer and a big black bear with her cub high up a mountain side. With the sun starting to go down, I left the hunter to glass as I made my way back up the trail and down to my truck just before dark ending a really nice trip in the Greasewoods!

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    Coronado Forest
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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Safford, head south on U.S. highway 191 for 17 miles to the junction with state highway 266. Turn west onto state highway 266, and follow it for 10.9 miles. Turn left into unnamed campground and park. Hike follows forest Rd. #665 a little ways up and to the left of the campground.
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