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Hilltop - Obrians Trail #313, AZ

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by nonot

Connector trail from the Hilltop Campground to the Fish Control Structure in Lynx Creek

O'Brian surfaces in the vicinity in the early 1900s. From constructing a reservoir at Fort Whipple to another O'Brian mining silver at Pine Flat. A western 1887 incident seems least related, yet intriguing.

The trail starts from FR683 (the road leaving the east side of the marina) about a third of the mile from the parking lot, there is a carsonite sign #313

From here the trail will gradually climb alongside the north side of a drainage. It will cross the drainage at the halfway point (potentially the only confusing spot in the trail), then proceed to climb on the southern side away from the drainage and around the hill until reaching the southernmost campground loop of Hilltop Campground, a short distance away from where the Homestead trail #305 crosses the campground road.

The trail makes a convenient connector between the Lynx Lake Recreation Trail #311 and the Homestead trail.

Water Sources
Near the northern end of the trail, on the other side of the road, is Lynx Creek and the Lynx Creek fish control structure. Water may be found here though likely there will be people with kids playing in the shallow water, and a better option is one of the potable drinking water spigots from the campground.

See the Lynx Lake Campground

Fee Information
There are fees to camp within the campground, to park at the main Recreation area parking lot near the lake, or to park at the marina parking lot. However there is some free parking along Walker Road, and further away such as near Sevenmile Trailhead which is free, but involves hiking a few miles to get here.

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2022-09-27 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.

    Permit $$
    information is in description

    Prescott Forest
    Prescott National Forest Pass

    Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.

    Connector trail - Not Applicable

    To hike
    From Lynx Lake Recreation trail, follow the trail around the west/southern side of the lake until it leaves east of the marina. Where the Lynx Lake trail crosses Lynx Creek and makes a U-turn, leave the trail and climb onto the road (FR623). Across the road and a short distance uphill you will see (and hear) the fish barrier down in Lynx Creek. At this spot look on the other side of the road (away from the creek) for the carsonite stake at the start of the trail labeled with #313.
    page created by nonot on Sep 26 2022 10:20 pm

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