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Jack Ryan Jr Trail, AZ

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Distance One Way 0.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,618 feet
Accumulated Gain 5 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hrs
Kokopelli Seeds 0.42
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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Author nonot
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Routes 236
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Trips 479 map ( 4,543 miles )
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Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   May, Jun, Jul, Aug → 7 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Autumn
Sun  5:11am - 7:39pm
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Likely In-Season!
A short connector trail near the head of Jack's Canyon

From the road, head downcanyon (northeast) on the north side of the canyon streambed. You start in a nice meadow and make your way alongside the rocky creek bed. The trail is generally flat and you may find evidence of elk in the area. Towards the end you will see a large cairn marking an older trail that heads uphill off to the north (more research is needed regarding this trail), or else can continue east, crossing a small branch of the canyon on level ground over a small berm to reach the Arizona Trail. Several other opportunities for trails to explore Jack's canyon are easily accessed nearby.

Water Sources
Jack's Canyon in this area is typically dry, though very early in the year it might contain light flow from snowmelt.

There is evidence of camping near the trailhead, and also when you reach the Arizona trail there are other options to camp in the area, though since there is typically not water in the area it doesn't seem that popular.

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2018-07-16 nonot

    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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    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Payson, take highway 87 north, past Clints well, to FR95 (technically FR211 on the north side of the highway, though it doesn't seem to be signed as such until you are a mile in), turn north on FR95 where it becomes good graded road. After about 4 miles turn right onto FR82. Park near where the road crosses Jack's Canyon. There is no sign nor trailhead marker.
    page created by nonot on Jul 16 2018 8:08 pm
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