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.
Red Rock Pass - may or may not be required. Go to Red Rock Pass then check "When is a Red Rock Pass Required?". If you have questions contact the Coconino forest service.
To hike Take I-17 north out of Phoenix to exit 298 (exit 200 is McDowell for reference). Go west on 179 to Jacks Canyon Road. Hang a right and follow 2.1 miles. Turn right and follow into the Jacks Canyon parking 'corral' trailhead. Good luck finding the trail after that! Need more info...