Hickey Springs Trail #311 is a 10.9 mile one way hike with 2,726 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 29 miles northeast of Safford Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Overview: The trail departs from the Pleasant Valley Trail #84, near the one mile point in Limestone Gulch, and heads northeast past Ash Spring, Sunset Spring, through Bootleg Saddle (just north of Sunset Peak), then follows Hickey Canyon down to the San Francisco River. Bring a topo map and be prepared for primitive country.
Apache Sitgreaves National Forest says: Going south, this is an extremely difficult trail from the San Francisco River to Hickey Springs and is of moderate difficulty from Hickey Springs to the Forest boundary.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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.