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Quail Spring to Eagle Spring - 3 members in 8 triplogs have rated this an average 3.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Nov 19 2016
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 4618 - Fraser BenchmarkGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 19 2016
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking7.20 Miles 2,173 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles   4 Hrs   47 Mns   1.51 mph
2,173 ft AEG
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BobP
wallyfrack
One time with Wally (and Bob).... :o . Sometimes you just want to hike with kids your own age... :D . A few weeks a year the 3 of us are the same age so I thought it would be fun to get out on a hike. Bob suggested this one. It was the company for me but it was a good hike too. The drive in was a bonus as Wally showed his four wheeling skills. I wore shorts by mistake so they rerouted a little to keep me out of the catsclaw for the most part. Neat area. Great views, company, and conversation! Topped it off with burgers at Dirtwater Springs in AJ (thanks Beverly). It was great to catch up, my friends. Like Haz, :yr: .
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Fraser Peak 4618
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Mar 06 2012
AZLumberjack
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 Guides 4
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78 male
 Joined Feb 17 2010
 Apache Junction,
Quail Spring to Eagle SpringGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
4x4 Trip avatar Mar 06 2012
AZLumberjack
4x4 Trip14.75 Miles 435 AEG
4x4 Trip14.75 Miles   3 Hrs   5 Mns   4.78 mph
435 ft AEG   5 Hrs    Break
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azwhitewing
This is an ATV journey from the Queen Creek drainage at Hewitt Station up to Quail Spring and then on up Peacock Canyon about another mile. We traveled on FS Trail 1900 from the point where it begins at a "Y" branching off FSR 172 close to Queen Creek.

The trail itself is certainly 4X4, high clearance country with a few challenging sections that brought a wheel off the ground navigating the ruts. Erosion from water and 4X4 traffic has created several areas that are slow going and rough. Occasionally as you crest a hill, you are presented with some spectacular views of Roblas Butte and portions of Hewitt Ridge. It's too bad this is an extremely dry year, normal flower outbreaks would surely challenge the senses.

We soon reached Quail Spring after traveling about 5 miles where we parked the ATV's and began hiking the still navigable trail. We found the spring down in the flowage where the sound of water dripping off some of the rocks was the giveaway. There was a small pool with water that could easily be filtered for use if necessary. We continued heading up Peacock Canyon until we found a clearing and had our lunch break.

As we sat there, taking in the views, I noticed a large Butte up ahead presenting itself between some of the closer hills. By the maps, I believe this to be Buzzards Roost (see photos). It was fortunate that some clouds shaded the near hills, allowing the Butte to be basking in the sun.

We hiked back to the ATV's and began our return trip until we came upon an unnamed trail that brought us over to FSR 172. From there we headed North and East into Hewitt Canyon close to Byous Butte where we took another break to scan the mountains for Big Horn Sheep. After several frustrating minutes of viewing the steep slopes with our binoculars and seeing no sheep, we decided to return to our parking place in Queen Creek.

This was an exploratory outing to get back into some mountainous areas where I have not been yet. The object was to travel the 4X4 trails and then break out the hiking gear to complete the adventure in some surely remote and scenic areas. I think this plan is workable so I expect to be doing more of it in the future.
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There is dripping water in the creekbed, but no flowage. A pool of clear water could be filtered for use if necessary.
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On every trip into the Superstitions, I find another Gold Mine. Today the mine was filled with Memories. I can not wait for the next trip.
Jan 30 2011
AZLOT69
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68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Quail Spring From Elephant Butte RoadGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 30 2011
AZLOT69
Hiking6.40 Miles 1,143 AEG
Hiking6.40 Miles   3 Hrs      2.13 mph
1,143 ft AEG
 
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Did a little extra exploration in the area, in addition to out and back.
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Dec 23 2008
kanode
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 Guides 7
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71 male
 Joined Jan 07 2004
 Tempe, AZ
Quail Spring to Eagle SpringGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 23 2008
kanode
Hiking4.00 Miles 733 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.60 mph
733 ft AEG
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Hiked within 150 feet of the map location of Quail Spring. The vegetation was thick and not worth the effort. The route is an old road most of the way, it turns into a two-track with tall grass, then a path, and then it's bushwhacking. Water was flowing from recent rains so we wouldn't have been able to tell if the spring was flowing. Considering all the vegetation there must still be a spring.

There was a large and creative cairn towards the end of the path but it didn't appear to be marking the path. We looked around the area for a few minutes for petroglyphs or something else interesting but didn't find anything. There were cliffs nearby but they were rough and not conducive to petrogylphs. 33 22 18.61 -111 14 54.68

It's not clear exactly where FR-1900 ends. It would be pretty easy to get into a spot where you can't drive on, there's not room to turn around, and backing up would be very difficult. There were quad tracks more than halfway up the canyon toward Quail Spring--past the Great Wall.
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Dec 14 2007
AZLOT69
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68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Quail Spring to Eagle SpringGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 14 2007
AZLOT69
Hiking5.50 Miles 733 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   4 Hrs      1.38 mph
733 ft AEG
 
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A straight forward hike in an unspoiled area offering special views. Plenty of water still moving and really adds to the overall experience. The "Great Wall of the Superstitions" is a great reason to experience this hike. One can only ask "WHY".
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Mar 29 2007
Grasshopper
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 Guides 42
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74 male
 Joined Dec 28 2006
 Scottsdale, AZ
Maverick Camp via 192BGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 29 2007
Grasshopper
Hiking8.50 Miles 1,260 AEG
Hiking8.50 Miles   5 Hrs   45 Mns   1.48 mph
1,260 ft AEG
 
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Since I had been camping in this area the week of 3/26-31, and since the HAZ write-up and triplog posts to date for this hike only described this hike starting from the North end TH off FR192B, I was interested in finding out what this trail was like starting from the South end TH off FR1900 at Quail Springs. On this Thursday morning, we left camp from under Byrous Butte and arrived at wet Quail Springs (~4.5 mls up FR1900, the last 1 mile off FR1900 being a serious 4x4-high clearance drive). NOTE: Ideal "parking spot" is large enough for maybe two vehicles and is located on the right side just after passing through 2 round metal cyclone fence posts with the metal gate missing.

I first started hiking at 10:10am up a very steep & rugged canyon :sweat: next to Quail Springs that I incorrectly thought was Millsite Canyon :lol: . My hiking partner had enough sense to stay behind after this canyon started to get very serious, but I was determined to find out where it went and if it did indeed follow the map that I was using... Well, to make a long and risky story short, I wasted 2 hours and ~1 pint of blood following red tail hawks up this canyon to find out that I was not hiking on the Millsite Canyon trail :roll: ! So, back to my JEEP and at 12:noon we started up the correct Millsite Canyon Tr 237 route(which is actually the continuation of the decommissioned, serious 4x4 road route where I had parked). As you hike up this very scenic route, which basically follows the side of the creek and crosses it numerous time, all the named springs as noted on the Superstition Wilderness Forest Service Map are there and appear to be perennial! The very impressive rock formations along this trail route hiking from South to North are exceptional with many remote and rugged canyons East and West along the trail route. Due to my late hiking start at 12:noon, we only made it as far as Maverick Springs before needing to turn back, but on our way back, after passing the old Maverick Campsite, we may have located (up on the East hillside) the not so obvious site where the old, original "Maverick Silver Mine" might be located..TBD at a later date- just too bad we were under time constraints and could not go up the hill off-trail to explore what appeared to be a mine tunnel cut in the upper East hillside.

IF you have the correct 4WD vehicle, I highly recommend this hiking route from South to North (starting at the Quail Spring TH), and I should also note that this trail does appear to be a very active but ?not legal? ATV & modified 4WD route on the weekends, so from a hiking point of view, it would be much more enjoyable hiked on a weekday during our AZ cooler months.
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Oct 13 2002
randiclete
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 Joined Sep 30 2002
 Apache Junction,
Quail Spring to Eagle SpringGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 13 2002
randiclete
Hiking4.00 Miles 733 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles1 Day   3 Hrs      
733 ft AEG
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8) Enjoyed the trip there an' back!
Would like a more clear idea of what the Superstition arches look like.! ?
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Apr 25 2002
joebartels
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Quail Spring to Eagle SpringGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 25 2002
joebartels
Hiking4.08 Miles 733 AEG
Hiking4.08 Miles   1 Hour   37 Mns   2.52 mph
733 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Flora
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Saguaro
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