Great sunset hike
The Javelina Willow Springs Crossover trail connects Willow Spring Canyon Trail with the Javelina Mine Trail and Willow Springs Tank Trail (Golden Eye Mine Trail). The western portion of this trail is also called the Gold Eagles Nugget Trail. This is a short 1 mile trail that passes between two hills with a ridge in the middle so it involves a little up and down. Being this is a crossover trail it is a common trail for longer loop trails.
This trail from its eastern end starts 0.2 miles in on the Willow Springs Canyon Trail where it drops into Willow Springs Creek near the Willow Springs Canyon Trailhead. From the creek it heads west going uphill gradually for 0.6 miles with an elevation gain of about 150 feet. The Willow Springs Basin Trail splits off north at this point. There are some interesting rock formations just prior to this point. From this trail junction the trail climbs about 125 feet in about 0.1 miles to the summit of this trail and then drops back down 100 feet to the junction with the Javelina Mine and Willow Springs Tank Trails. This trail is in good condition and easy to follow. This is a good trail to take around sunset. On the eastern portion of the trail there are good views of Weavers Needle which again is particularly good at sunset.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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