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Griffith Spring Trail #189, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.03 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,912 feet
Elevation Gain -104 feet
Accumulated Gain 81 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.3
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author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun
Sun  6:15am - 6:24pm
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Griffith's Spring is a shaded and peaceful one-mile loop trail that is close to Flagstaff and is an excellent example of a riparian habitat. James Griffith was a Civil War veteran that came west to homestead in the late 1800's. The spring was part of the homestead which consisted of over 160 acres of diverse countryside.

Following the trail to the right at the beginning of the loop, you'll walk through a Ponderosa pine forest on a wide, well-maintained path. The trail follows a small canyon to a tank that forms a stream in late summer months after heavy rains. Near the stream you may see wild iris, lupine and hear western bluebirds, robins and hummingbirds. Continuing on up the trail a short distance you'll find Griffith's Spring. This spring runs into Pump House Wash, then eventually into Oak Creek. There is a board crossing the spring, but you will turn around and rejoin the trail going to the right to complete the loop.

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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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Griffith Spring Trail #189
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Was looking for a hike to do with my little girl on this windy day and found this one hanging out all alone on HAZ.

I'm very surprised that I'm the first triplog - was a fairly interesting location. Not much of a challenge, but didn't really need it with the 2 little girls. (We also took along my daughter's friend.)

We actually missed the loop BACK up top to the parking lot, which can easily be done if you start the loop clockwise. We ended up on a small trail that skirted the bottom of Griffith Tank and walked along the creek an additional 1/2 - 3/4 of a mile till we hit Griffith Springs Road, part of the Forest Highlands community. I would recommend anyone doing this hike to do the same thing (was really nice down along the bottom)....the bottom of hike only takes you to creek. Well worth hiking south along the creek at the bottom of the canyon.

Wind was blowing, but we could only hear it in the pines above. Nice to get out.

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Drive south on 89A approximately 2 miles past the Flagstaff Airport exit and Fort Tuthill. The Griffith Springs day-use area is signed appropriately and will be on the left (east) side of Highway 89A.
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