This trail, which borders but does not enter the Woodchute Wilderness, was originally built many years ago with a bulldozer. The purpose was to build and gain access to the water tanks in Martin Canyon. These include Rick Tank, Martin Canyon Tank, Turkey Tank, and Hickey Tank. This old road now serves as part of the Forest trail network.
Starting near Turkey Tank the trail descends down a small drainage to the northeast for 0.7 miles to where it enters Martin Canyon. From Martin Canyon Tank the trail heads northwest, staying in the canyon bottom for almost its entire length. At about mile 4.25 the trail turns sharply south for 0.6 miles to where it ends at James Tank.
Motor vehicles less than 40" wide are permitted.
Prescott National Forest, west half; U.S.G.S. topographic 7.5' quads for Hickey Mountain.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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