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Big Dipper - Castle Creek WildernessPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking3.70 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles
1,200 ft AEG
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Headed down around 10am. Trail is pretty overgrown right now and lead to a lot of micro cuts and thorns stuck in your legs. If you can stomach wearing pants in the heat I’d highly recommend long pants for the hike in and out of the canyon.

Once down to the creek you can change into shorts and water shoes. It’s a boulder hop to get to the falls with a lot of creek crossing. The poison ivy is out in full force and was plentiful along the trail.

Once at the falls we made our way down a game trail to the bottom. Ivy all over a tree near the beach of the pool of the Big Dipper. Water still flowing and deep. Was still pretty chilly in the shade.

Hike out seemed faster but again, trail is pretty overgrown. None of us ended up with poison ivy but we did have battle scars all over our legs and arms from the Catclaw and scrub oak attacking us along the trail. All in all a really fun day! Shocked we only saw one other group being it is Memorial Day weekend. Other group did not swim and didn’t stay very long but were nice nonetheless!
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