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Secret Mountain Trail #109, AZ

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 5.65 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,598 feet
Elevation Gain -248 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,118 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 9.38
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Recalculates 2018-11-01 1:44 pm
15  2018-11-04
Loy Canyon - Secret Mountain
trekkin_gecko
9  2018-11-04
Loy Canyon - Secret Mountain
johnlp
31  2018-10-25
Loy Canyon to Secret Cabin
DixieFlyer
17  2018-05-12
Loy Canyon - Secret Mountain - 6607
The_Eagle
12  2018-05-12
Secret Mountain 6607
joebartels
23  2017-05-27 BiFrost
13  2017-05-27 chumley
10  2017-04-18 MountainMatt
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep
Sun  6:58am - 5:25pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Bunker Hill Spring Canyon
Bunker Hill Spring Canyon
2.1 mi away
7.4 mi
1,200 ft
Sunburst Canyon
2.4 mi away
4.3 mi
1,700 ft
Voodoo Canyon
Voodoo Canyon
2.4 mi away
5.5 mi
1,800 ft
Taylor Cabin Trail #35
Taylor Cabin Trail #35
2.6 mi away
2.9 mi
-1,761 ft
Winter Cabin Canyon
Winter Cabin Canyon
3.2 mi away
10.7 mi
2,450 ft
Winter Cabin Trail #70
Winter Cabin Trail #70
3.2 mi away
5.5 mi
2,341 ft
Honanki Ruins
Honanki Ruins
3.5 mi away
0.5 mi
40 ft
Hang 'em High Canyon
3.5 mi away
2.5 mi
700 ft
Loy Canyon Trail #5
Loy Canyon Trail #5
3.5 mi away
5.3 mi
1,930 ft
Secret Rim Pocket Trail #9
3.8 mi away
2.4 mi
284 ft
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Overview
This trail can be accessed from the end of FR 538 on the rim or as an add-on to the Loy Canyon Trail. The trail climbs up from the Secret Mountain Saddle where it joins with the Loy Canyon Trail. Because of the remoteness and infrequent use of the trail, the trail can be easily lost. Several trail spurs take the hiker to spectacular views but pay attention to where you left the main trail. There is only one way to return and that is the way in. If you lose the trail, retrace your steps immediately to pick up the trail again.


Red Rock Wilderness
This collection of cliffs, buttes, and canyons has to rank as one of nature's most magnificent masterpieces. It certainly is one of the most colorful. Red is the predominant hue here among these 43,950 acres of wind and water sculpted pinnacles, windows, arches, and slot canyons. The area is criss-crossed with trails that take you everywhere from the deepest gorges to the most prominent panoramas. Along these pleasant paths you'll discover wonders made both by nature and by some of the area's earliest human inhabitants. Watch the canyon walls and high cliffs for rock art and abandoned dwellings as diligently you keep an eye to the horizons for vistas and breathtaking overlooks.

As you part the chaparral to emerge into a hidden grotto or clamber up a slick rock slope to a dizzying precipice, you may even experience the unmatched thrill that you could have been the first to see whatever you've stumbled upon. One thing you'll surely rediscover here among the manzanita and red rocks is your own sense of wonder.

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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.

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Red Rock - Secret Mountain Wilderness
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