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Webb Peak from Ash Creek TH - 18 members in 65 triplogs have rated this an average 3.9 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Sep 02 2022
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Webb Peak Trail #345Tucson, AZ
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chumleyTriplogs 1,703
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After setting up at the delightfully half-empty Soldier Creek Campground on a holiday weekend we had daylight left to make the quick trip up to Webb Peak. It's my second visit since it was incinerated, and I'm a bit surprised the FS continues to let the tower stand. The trail up from the Ash Creek TH / Corrals Campsite has gotten some attention since the fire, but it's an ongoing project with falling trees a near-constant.

Nonetheless, many of the aspens are reaching 10-12 feet now, and by 2030 this might be a lovely shaded hike once again. As it is now, it's still enjoyable, even if just a memory of of its former self.
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Jul 19 2022
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Webb Peak from Ash Creek THTucson, AZ
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Started with a stop at the Columbine visitor center for a visit with our friend.
The hike - Columbine up to Webb Peak :next: a bit down Chesley Flat (lost the trail) :next: down to Solider Creek :next: Swift Trail back to Columbine.
Lots of burn area, but with a very lush green forest floor and many wildflowers adding color.
Nice breezy temps up high, a few dark clouds above with a few sprinkles here and there.
3 turkeys and one white-tail spotted.
Fun hike with a fun friend!
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Webb Peak from Ash Creek THTucson, AZ
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Overall this was an easy hike. The trail went all the way to the top of the peak, however, there were A LOT of fallen trees blocking the trail. I remember a particular area where there were 6-8 fallen trees in a span of something like 20 feet. This trail needs some serious maintenance. It was sad to see all of the burned areas near the top. Ironically, this peak has a fire lookout tower on top. Based on all of the burned areas, it seems that this lookout tower didn't help so much? Anyway, all in all, it was a good hike that I would recommend.
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Webb Peak from Ash Creek THTucson, AZ
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Lovely little trail! Trail is well-defined for the most part and easy to follow. Some little quaking Aspen filling it in but thankfully those are easy to move through. Pretty easy hike. Every stream-crossing shown on the map had water flowing and pools of water. The paved road up the mountain turns to dirt about 7 miles before this TH but it is fine for any car when dry. Not sure about wet but probably.
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We actually did this 2 days, Wednesday we went from the Webb Peak TH, up to the tower and attempted to find the rest of the loop, but could NOT find the trail, so came back the way we went up - KINDA! Thursday we headed out towards Ash Creek falls. The start of the trail is great! :y: Uh ha. Within 1/4 mile, the erosion takes over and you have to pick your way around whatever looks to be the best route - but it's obvious where you're going. I crawled under one deadfall, hoping that that wasn't the moment it would choose to shift / drop. But, eventually we came to the Webb Peak junction, or so we surmised. The sign is there, but most is broken off, so it says AK. We assumed that was the end of "peak", and the junction was in the right place, so off we went. From that point on, there is NO trail. Unless you've done this loop so many times that you can do it with your eyes closed, or unless you've downloaded the route, it would be a bugger! There are stretches, maybe 100 - 200 feet at a time, when you are not in a burn area and the trail is GREAT! But, in between those spots, it's all a guess. :scared: Growing in what the trail app said was the trail, were 4 - 6' aspen and Mexican locust, also ferns, washouts, deadfall - you name it. Once in a while we must have been on the actual tread because as we would push through the vegetation we would see a cut log, cairn, or a waterbar. But mostly we used the app and common sense to push our way around the loop. Our route looks like path Little Billy would take, (in the comic strip Family Circus), when he was called to come home! I"m not sure why this trail isn't being maintained. Maybe the forest service wants to let everything grow in to help anchor the soil and stop the excessive erosion. I'm not sure. But, if someone had an overwhelming desire to lop off / saw off thousands of aspen and Mexican locust, AND checked FIRST with the Forest Service, this trail could keep you busy for some time! :D We did see 2 turkeys and 2 deer. The unburned portions, although rarely encountered, were spectacular! The extensive burn areas are growing back slowly. Every water source we crossed was flowing nicely. It took us 5 hours to do the loop and we still don't know what we did! Ha! ](*,)
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Webb Peak via Soldier CreekTucson, AZ
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First visit since the fire.
I knew it would be bad ..... and it was.
Total tree loss 360 for about 90% of the hike ... and well beyond.
This one hurt!
On the + ... many, many new aspens already higher than my head.
Animal count - 7 deer, 1 skunk & 1 raccoon
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Jul 07 2019
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Webb Peak Trail #345Tucson, AZ
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Decided to explore some more in the Pinalenos. Sorry, no dashcam video or facebook-esque personal drama about not hiking :sweat: .

Skipped this one last fall after checking out the damage in Ash Creek. I opted to climb via the old road from Soldier Creek figuring it would be easier to attempt to find the single-track while descending on the way back. Turned out to be a good plan. I wouldn't recommend trying to go up from either end of the 345 trail right now. And descending the north half will make you fight to find the way up Ash Creek, which I also don't recommend. In a couple of years, I expect they will clear these trails, but for now, it's work to find the tread.

I didn't remember if the tower was still standing or if they had taken it down after it had been hit by fire. So I was pleased to see the metal remains, though all the wood has burned out, including the floor of the cab. All the windows had blown out from the heat, and the area around the tower was strewn with broken glass.

A clap of thunder signaled my time to leave, and the adventure of route-finding on the way back to the Ash Creek TH began. It's not impossible, but takes a steady eye. The regrowth of aspens is really the issue now, as the tread is usually findable somewhere under there. The growth is generally 3-4 feet high. Of course you have to keep your ears tuned to cracking wood as the standing trees are falling by the day. Windy weather here is not your friend right now.

Finally at the bottom, I looped back to my truck. The trailhead area is open again, and FS is collecting fees for camping there.

Big changes from pre-fire, but still a pleasant quick loop, if you don't mind a little puzzle on your hikes.
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Apr 22 2017
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Webb Peak from Ash Creek THTucson, AZ
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Headed south to cover some new territory with Dallin. I was expecting an experience similar to our previous sky island outing in the Rincons and Mt Lemmon. This trip exceed my expectations. We got a nice early start and could immediately hear the creek raging below as we started up Ash Creek Trail. Once the trail met back up with the creek, we knew we were in for a gorgeous but long day. This entire riparian area was lush with vegetation that was not only green, but also flowered already. Big Sycamores loomed over head and patches of Columbines lined the raging creek. Waterfalls and deep pools were around every corner. This narrow, cliffed out section turned to a dense Maple and Fern forest. After a good climb, we reached the upper section of the creek as it runs through peaceful Pine forest. I was surprised how warm it was even at higher elevations. Must've been like this for a while now because it had the appearance of a mid-summer Pine forest elswehere. The Pines seemed to get taller as we climbed onto the ridgeline and enjoyed a stroll over to Webb Peak via Webb Peak Trail. A few small patches of snow lingered in the last couple of miles. Once on the peak, we checked out the lookout tower and had a snack before heading down. Definitely nice to get up the tower and over the tree line for those expansive views. We started the trek down on Ash Creek Trail this time. It was littered with deadfall at first but cleared up eventually. The scenery and views were enough to make 9 miles of downhill on an out and back about as enjoyable as possible. From the riparian zone to the Pines, it was beautiful all around.
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Webb Peak from Ash Creek THTucson, AZ
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A couple different places in eastern Arizona were on the radar this weekend, but since this was only going to be a day hike it needed to be relatively close. The plan was to car camp near the TH, head up to Webb Peak from Ash Creek as an out and back in the morning, then drive back to Phoenix that night.

We woke up earlier than expected and I got my first glimpses of the Pinalenos with the sunrise. Holy crap, this Sky Island is HUGE.

I was head over heels for Ash Creek within the first few miles. This is an amazing creek-side hike! The forest along the creek is lush and dense, the creek lines up amazing waterfalls one after another, and every once in a while you pop out of the vegetation to superb views looking back or further up at the mountain. A perfect balance in my opinion.

The trail is in pretty good condition from the bottom all the way to the Webb Peak Trail JCT. A few blow downs, and some damaged tread. There are a bunch of blow downs between the Webb Peak/Ash Creek JCT and the top of Ash Creek, though.

The lookout makes the side trip to Webb Peak worth it. The view was a very fresh one for me. There is a lot of new territory for me to explore out there... I was hoping to find a few big patches of snow near the top to test out a new toy, but the bulk of the snow up there is long gone. It was too warm by the time we reached the top anyway. What's left of the snow is small patches in the trees.

I really can't say anything bad about this hike. The Pinalenos met and exceeded my expectations. With plenty of great camping options along Ash Creek, I can't wait to come back and do some more exploring in this area and the greater Pinaleno range.
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At the lower elevations along the creek.

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Oct 13 2016
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Ash Creek Trail #307Tucson, AZ
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Excellent climb from the lower trailhead at 4700' to the top of Webb Peak at just over 10,000'. The first mile is out in open scrub, but the rest of the hike stays right along the beautiful creek and/or in shady forest. Nicely routed and very well-maintained trail. The last 4 miles of the drive to the trailhead are rough and rocky, with 3 creek crossings. Thanks to chumley and FOTG for the inspiration and some good area info.
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another random stop on my way home, only this one took more gas. i drove to webb peak from phoenix, and then home to tucson. now, that's a long way home. saw one young couple at the trailhead, so i left them plenty of time to get up and out so i could have the lookout to myself, but when i got up there, they were still in the lookout. i waited patiently at the bottom. i had been looking for some fall color, and there it was - spotty, but it was there.
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Day 3 (Hike 3) –
After Grand View, I drove another few miles down Rt. 366 and then took off up the Webb Peak Trail on my 3rd mini-hike of the day [to Webb Peak / the Webb Peak Lookout]. The trail is in excellent condition: soft dirt / pine-covered ground with a few rocks here and there but nothing too bad, and absolute no route finding or confusing junctions. Even taking it very easy in terms of pace, I clocked in at just under 21 minutes for the first mile.

Despite the rather “vertical” stairs on this particular lookout tower, [those who have done this will know exactly what I’m talking about!], I still managed to climb to the top relatively easily. The 360 views are absolutely extraordinary, and with the base of the tower sitting at just over 10,000’, you really feel like you’re in the clouds on this summit, especially after climbing to the top of the tower. Of the 11 peaks I bagged this weekend, Webb Peak definitely made my Fab Five list for best summit views.

If I wasn’t so focused on bagging 7 peaks, [OR if this hike was among my last few of the day], I likely would’ve opted for a loop over an out-and-back. A loop can be formed by taking the dirt road down, hanging a left on Rt. 366 and then another left on the road where the TH is OR by continuing on the Webb Peak Trail and then hanging a right on the Ash Creek Trail. Either option would add about an extra mile. However, still earlier on, [and eager to get on to the next peak], I opted for the shortest way back, which was an out-and-back.
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Jun 19 2016
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Webb Peak Ash Creek, AZ 
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second day in the pinalenos
up at first light, took our time for coffee and breakfast
decided to move camp to soldier creek
john had seen randy's [ photoset ] and thought it looked pretty nice
stopped at columbine in hopes of finding a map, but the visitor center wasn't open yet
threw up a tent at soldier creek campground, then went back to the ash creek trailhead for a hike
went up to webb peak first and were able to go up in the unoccupied/abandoned tower
very hazy sunday
back down to take the trail over to ash creek
rather than head right back to the trailhead, we went further along ash creek trail to the falls overlook
thought about going down to the bottom of the falls, but just made the little bypass loop and returned
nice to hike along flowing water
saw lots of sawmill remnants
ash creek trail goes through a cool slickrock area
the falls were impressive, and it would fun to get closer
after the hike, went back to columbine for a few minutes
lunch at camp, then i wanted to see riggs lake
wasn't really impressed - too crowded
walked around the lake just because while john took a snooze
back at camp, we had heard about a cave just off the grant goudy ridge trail, so we hiked out to a couple of overlooks, then started looking for the cave on the way back
found a smaller cave, and went in a few feet, until bats started flying at my flashlight
decided that wasn't it, and kept looking until we found it just to the east of and below the trail
climbed down about 20-25 feet, until going further looked more committing than we were up for
very cool air coming from it, and apparently one can go down 80 feet or more
mileage includes the riggs lake stroll and the cave search
my gps track is just for the webb peak ash creek hike
i have a track for the cave location, if anyone is interested
chatted with some of our neighbors, had dinner and another fire
breezier and cooler sunday night
soldier creek is a great place to camp
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Webb Peak Ash Creek, AZ 
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Day two in the Pinalenos. Lots of variety in views and terrain. Great hiking. See Kelly's triplog for details. :)
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Webb Peak Ash Creek Loop, AZ 
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Our hike choice for Monday was the always popular loop starting at the Columbine Corrals CG. This campground is close enough to Soldier Creek CG that you can walk to the trailhead from there if you like (Paul and Caroline did). Did the loop clockwise, stopping for an extended break at Webb Peak. I don't know when the newer metal ladder was put in at the tower, the one I remember featured old rickety wooden steps (some missing) that made it a bit of an adventure climbing up. Jim gave it a go, while the rest of us were content to stay on terra firma.

A short while after leaving the peak we heard chain saw action ahead. A trail maintenance crew was clearing the trail and was working in the opposite direction we were going. What good fortune! The rest of the way down to Ash Creek was a breeze. Thanks guys! :D

After another break by the old boiler at the trail junction, it was an easy climb out on the Ash Creek Trail to our vehicle at the campground. This was a pleasant mellow hike on a peaceful day. :)

Note: Somehow I got the ISO setting on my camera way off, so most of these photos are grainy. I doctored them on the computer to make them somewhat presentable. :lol:
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Apr 26 2016
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I had Tuesday off work, so I decided to camp somewhere I had never been. I quickly came up with Mount Graham. The pups and I drove to Riggs Flat Campground on Monday night. That night the temperature dropped to 18F not counting the windchill.
We woke up around 5am and headed toward the lake. We hiked the LakeShore Trail#340. We then drove to Soldier Creek Campground and made breakfast. After some warm food, we headed toward the Ash Creek TH. We did a 3.5mile loop up to Webb Peak and back. It was a cold and Windy treck to the top. We then hiked Moonshine creek and Big Creek Falls. Big Creek Falls was a nice hike, but it did get a little rough on the dogs at the falls. We got back in the truck and did a couple small hikes on the way down the mountain. Lady Bug Peak, Arcadia Natural Trail and very little of the Wet Canyon trail. Lady bug trail is a short trail that has amazing views. Adding up all the elevation gains for the day, I now understand why my bigger dog was exhausted. I usually dont hike more than a 1200ft gain with her, so 1800+ft was a bit much. She ended up sleeping all the way home.
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Sep 05 2015
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I don't know why it took me over a year to get back to Mount Graham because I really like this area. I did a Grant Creek Goudy Ridge loop today with side trips down Moonshine Creek and up Webb Peak.

I was passed going up Grant Creek Trail by three trail runners :o A good portion of Moonshine is torn up from a tree trimming project, however, I was able to get to the falls area and found it to be a nice little side trip. I saw a few cars during the road walk from Grant to Goudy, but no other hikers or runners the rest of the day. With Graham being illegal I settled for Webb. It was nice to hit 10,000 feet after starting the day at 5400. I considered "Chestley" Flats on my way down from Webb, but had to keep Cup and mind and just decided to head for the Xterra.

The upper sections of Goudy Ridge Trail are nice, with the gigantic pines and old forest feel, but I think the trail loses its redeeming qualities the lower you go. It is a relentless downhill and the trail is in disrepair in spots, however, it gets you down the mountain pretty quick, with some pretty good views.

Another great trip to Graham. I hope to make it back soon; its a great area with several more trails I want to hike. I just wish it was not so far away.
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Our 4th short hike of the day on Mt. Graham. We started from the Ash Creek Trailhead and just went straight up Webb Peak #345 and back. Our first real climbing of the day, and it felt good. Mostly a gentle climb with a few lightly steep sections. There were a lot of aspens on this trail and most of them were at their peak. The best fall foliage of the day. We saw a couple deer when we hit the big aspen grove.

A storm seemed to be forming, and it rained on us for a short time when we got to the peak. The threat of a thunderstorm coupled with my fear of heights/falling made me chicken out on climbing the lookout tower. :( Maybe next time. Even without climbing the lookout tower this is still the highest peak I've ever hit. Cool to know I was at 10,000+ ft.

The storm never hit and we had a nice hike back down to the trailhead. Nice trail, and a fairly easy 10,000+ ft peak bag.
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Oct 18 2014
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 Oro Valley, AZ
Webb Peak from Ash Creek THTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 18 2014
PrestonSandsTriplogs 1,786
Hiking5.40 Miles 1,346 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles
1,346 ft AEG
 
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A midnight arrival at our campsite along Bible Camp Road meant sleeping in late, which was wonderful! We drove over to Ash Creek trailhead that afternoon and headed up the short section of the Webb Peak loop. Climbed the fire tower, signed the register (needs a new book and bigger jar) and then started down the Blair-Ash ridge section of the trail. Most of the maples and aspens on upper Ash Creek were bare, and aspen leaves littered the trail like spilled golden coins. Very pretty. After the hike we cooked a delicious dinner on the fire, warmed ourselves against the encroaching cold and wind and crawled into the tent. Awoke to brief periods of heavy rain early the next morning. Packing up our camp, we drove out to see Riggs Lake, and then took our time heading back and ultimately off the mountain. Encountered more heavy rain on the drive back to Tucson. A fun and memorable first camping trip together.
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