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Agua Fria river via Table Mesa, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Prescott > Black Canyon
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Distance One Way 1.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,722 feet
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Creek & Perennial Creek
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Mar
Sun  7:33am - 5:48pm
1 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Table Mesa Rd to Boy Scout Loop - BCT
Table Mesa Rd to Boy Scout Loop - BCT
1.5 mi away
12.0 mi
1,604 ft
Little Pan Loop from Table Mesa Road TH - BCT
Little Pan Loop from Table Mesa Road TH - BCT
1.6 mi away
10.0 mi
570 ft
Indian Mesa Ruins
Indian Mesa Ruins
2.1 mi away
0.7 mi
279 ft
Black Canyon City TH to Soap Creek Rd - BCT
Black Canyon City TH to Soap Creek Rd - BCT
5.7 mi away
6.1 mi
1,500 ft
High Desert Park
High Desert Park
5.7 mi away
2.0 mi
300 ft
Black Canyon City TH to Little Pan Loop - BCT
Black Canyon City TH to Little Pan Loop - BCT
5.7 mi away
10.0 mi
1,170 ft
Gavilan Peak
Gavilan Peak
6.3 mi away
0.8 mi
750 ft
Boy Scout Loop from Emery Henderson TH - BCT
Boy Scout Loop from Emery Henderson TH - BCT
6.7 mi away
10.4 mi
758 ft
Tule Creek Ruins
Tule Creek Ruins
6.8 mi away
1.5 mi
-131 ft
Emery Henderson Via New River Rd
Emery Henderson Via New River Rd
7.0 mi away
6.0 mi
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Fauna Nearby

Likely In-Season!
Agua Fria river via Table Mesa is a 1.4 mile one way hike. Located 27 miles northwest of Scottsdale Arizona. February and January 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.

A nice hike through mesquite bosque, Cottonwood and willow lined river banks. This area has many opportunities for wildlife viewing and birding, both land and shore birds inhabit this area. The main trail meanders South along the Agua Fria as it ties into Lake Pleasant. 2000 ft mesa's surround this area that are inhabited by Eagles and Vultures. A typical round trip is 3.30 to 4.00 miles, depending how high the water levels are along the lake, some areas will be inaccessible.


    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    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 $$
    Maricopa Regional Parks - Fees more info

    $7 per vehicle or $85 annual

    $2 walk, bike or horse ride into park

    Map Drive

    To hike
    From Interstate 17: Take exit 236 (Table Mesa Rd), turn west then north on the frontage road, drive approximately 1.65 miles to the "Y" and bear left, drive approximately 1.50 miles and you'll come to another "Y" bear left again head South and enter through the cattle guard. Continue to the self pay station and park before the gate. From the gate head down the hill and walk directly West across the river and pick up the road heading South.
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