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Kinder Crossing Trail #19 - East Access, AZ

AZ > Payson > Clints Well
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.95 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,903 feet
Elevation Gain -535 feet
Accumulated Gain 584 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.9
Interest Perennial Creek
Dogs not allowed
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Kinder Crossing Trail #19
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For the more popular west trailhead for Kinder Crossing Trail #19 please see this page. The east access described here is much more difficult to get to and leads to the same destination, just from the other side of East Clear Creek canyon.

The east trailhead begins at the end of Forest Road 9723S. It heads quickly and steadily down toward East Clear Creek on a rocky, but easy to follow 1/2 mile of trail that is cut just below the ridge. At the bottom, the trail turns to the left and follows the east bank of the creek for 3/4 mile to the crossing just above a cascade and two pools. You can head back the way you came, or continue the crossing on the west side of the canyon as described in the official description for Kinder Crossing Trail #19.

Stats are for the full trail #19 from East to West. The one-way hike from the TH to the crossing is 1.1 miles. The creek is 470 feet below the trailhead.

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    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    Begin at FR95 near milepost 300 of AZ-87, approximately 10 miles north of Clints Well. Travel on FR95 6.3 miles to the bridge crossing East Clear Creek. Veer left onto FR96 and travel 4.5 miles. Turn left onto FR137 and travel 3.0 miles. Turn left onto FR9723S (there is a sign posted indicating Kinder Crossing Trail #19). Travel 1.3 miles until the road ends at the trailhead. There is very little room for parking here.
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