South Deer Creek,it's still my favorite hike and not to far from the city. At the intersection of the Beeline, (87) and 188 you will find the Deer Creek trail head. Follow the signs to the South Fork of the Deer Creek trail and follow it 2.5 miles to the old stone cabin. This is a perfect place to stop for lunch or just to rest. You get a wonderful view of the Mazatzals and the wildlife is spectacular, including Javilina, Mule Deer and Elk. Comeback the same way and you will have had a perfect 5 mile hike. The trailhead is right off 87 and there is lots of good parking.
Mother nature seems to like humans, and not just because they taste like chicken