White Rock Spring Trail #39, AZ | HikeArizona

White Rock Spring Trail #39, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 2.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,564 feet
Elevation Gain 401 feet
Accumulated Gain 562 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.97
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Upper Pasture Trail #38
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🔥 2018 Stubbs Fire34.7 mi**
🔥 2013 Doce Fire23.8 mi*
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Like many of the trails in this area, White Rock Spring Trail #39 was originally a road built in the late 1800s to provide horseback access to springs and other cattle waters. The trail passes through mixed chaparral as it traverses an open, exposed landscape between Blair Pass and its junction with Upper Pasture Trail #38. From its highest terrain, there are expansive views of the ranchlands of Skull Valley, and beyond that, distant mountains. Watch for scrub jays hopping through the brush and hummingbirds somersaulting through the air like tiny bejeweled acrobats. Also, keep an eye out for the snakes and lizards that sometimes bask on sun-kissed granite along the trail.

For a pleasant loop hike, take Trail #39 to Upper Pasture Trail #38. Travel east on Trail #38 to its junction with Little Granite Mountain Trail #37. Take Trail #37 north to Blair Pass and the beginning of Trail #39. This loop is approximately 4.5 miles long, not including travel on Granite Mountain Trail #261 (used to access Trail #39). Expect hot, dry conditions during the summer months. There is no reliable drinking water at the trailhead or on the trail. Portions of the trail may be rocky and eroded; please watch your step. Trail access is subject to change with the future implementation of the Williamson Valley-Alto Pit Environmental Assessment.

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    To hike
    White Rock Spring Trail #39 can be accessed via Granite Mountain Trail #261. From its intersection with Willow Creek Road, travel northwest on Iron Springs Road for 3 miles. Turn right onto Granite Basin Road and proceed 3.5 miles to the Metate Trailhead on the left. There is parking for 20 vehicles. Travel approximately 1.5 miles to Blair Pass and the beginning of Trail #39.

    Alternate access is via Little Granite Mountain Trail #37. From its intersection with Williamson Valley Road, travel northwest on Iron Springs Road 1.5 miles to Granite Basin Road. Continue another 3.0 miles on Iron Springs Road to the trailhead on the right. Parking is good, with room for 5-7 vehicles. Road conditions are paved.
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