Alder Creek Trail #82 is a 10.12 mile one way hike with 4,195 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 25 miles northeast of Mesa Arizona. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Travelers can enjoy the transition from desert to forest.Washed out and overgrown in some places.
This trail skirts the southern slopes of Four Peaks and then follows Alder Creek to where it climbs to Black Bear Saddle and intersects Four Peaks Trail 130.
Check out the Official Route.
This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.
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.