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Hess Canyon to Salt River - SRC Wilderness, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Globe > Globe NE
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 8.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,143 feet
Elevation Gain -1,443 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,638 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 6.5-7.5 hrs
Kokopelli Seeds 16.79
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Historic & Seasonal Creek
Dogs not allowed
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Camp Grasshopper - S/R Cyn Wilderness (FR346)
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24  2012-11-20 Oregon_Hiker
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov
Sun  6:57am - 5:18pm
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Water
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Haystack Butte - 5741feet
Haystack Butte - 5741feet
2.5 mi away
2.4 mi
1,534 ft
Camp Grasshopper - Tonto NF (FR303A)
Camp Grasshopper - Tonto NF (FR303A)
3.1 mi away
15.5 mi
Blackjack Mtns Ridgeline Loop
Blackjack Mtns Ridgeline Loop
3.5 mi away
7.3 mi
1,963 ft
Black Mountain 4515 Ruins
Black Mountain 4515 Ruins
3.5 mi away
0.7 mi
359 ft
Blackjack Mtns to Upper Hess Canyon
Blackjack Mtns to Upper Hess Canyon
3.7 mi away
2.9 mi
-612 ft
Lower Yankee Joe Canyon Loop
Lower Yankee Joe Canyon Loop
3.9 mi away
6.3 mi
2,199 ft
Camp Grasshopper - S/R Cyn Wilderness (FR346)
Camp Grasshopper - S/R Cyn Wilderness (FR346)
3.9 mi away
Blackjack Wash to Salt River - SRC Wilderness
Blackjack Wash to Salt River - SRC Wilderness
4.0 mi away
1.3 mi
536 ft
Peak 5255 - Mule Hoof Bend Quad
4.5 mi away
1.4 mi
857 ft
Lower Corral Canyon to the Salt River
Lower Corral Canyon to the Salt River
4.6 mi away
3.2 mi
855 ft
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Overview
Hess Canyon to Salt River - SRC Wilderness is a 8.6 mile round trip hike with 1,638 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 64 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. April and October 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.

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    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.

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    Directions
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    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    From Globe,AZ: Just east of Globe, AZ, at the intersection of Hwy 60/Hwy 70, take Hwy 60 north for 16.3 miles to FR303-Haystack Butte Road, left turn NW onto FR303 and then download and follow the posted 11/20/12 GPS Driving Route with key WPs (From Hwy 60/FR303-Haystack Butte Rd, drive FR303 to the Recommended Park/TH Start on FR367 at Closed Ranching Gate #5 for High Clearance Vehicles; Please Note: With High Clearance or with 4WD vehicles it is not recommended to drive past this Ranching Gate #5 due to necessary need for "more heavily modified 4WDs required" and few safe turn-a rounds available);
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