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Huckaby-Casner-Canyon-Munds-Wagon-Loop

 
 4 votes

Length

11.4 Miles 18.4 Kilometers

84%

Runnable

Elevation

2,285' 696 m

Ascent

-2,288' -697 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

5,979' 1,822 m

High

4,291' 1,308 m

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A awesome trail that takes you form Cottonwood Creek to the top of the Mogollon Rim.

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Overview

This route takes you form Cottonwood Creek to the top of the Mogollon Rim. The Casner Canyon Trail part of the trail is steep and it very hot as their is no shade. Be careful if Schnebly Hill road is open as their are a lot of Jeep tours on it.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Need to Know

Four(4) miles into the trail you have to cross Cottonwood Creek to make it to the Casner Canyon Trail. This can be difficult if the water is high.

Description

Take the Huckaby trail out of the parking lot. Follow the Huckaby trail for 2.3 mile to the creek crossing. In February we needed water shoes to cross the the crossing the water temperature was in the 40's. After crossing Oak Creek, On 2/19/2013 this water crossing was about 2 1/2 feet deep, go uphill for about 0.4 miles and go right at the trail intersection follow this trail to the road for 0.3 miles.

You have to follow the road downhill for a short while. At the parking below on the left side is the Allen Bend Trailhead, follow this trail along Oak Creek for .5 miles. Dogs are not allowed in grasshopper point.

At the Casner Canyon trailhead, go right straight for Oak Creek on an obvious trail. Find the best area to cross the creek. On 2/19/2013 this water crossing is about 2 feet deep.

After crossing the creek continue up casner canyon trail for 900 feet, the trail was washed away at the start of the canyon so follow the steam into you see a trail on the left, take the trail on the left, the trail starts climbing out of the canyon, you keep climbing for a mile and turn into a side canyon on the left the trail steeple climbs for 0.6 next to basalt pillars on the right with a small seasonal creek running along the cliffs, the trail switch backs up once to the top of the rim.

Once on top follow the Cairn to schnebly hill road what is about 0.8, walk down the road for 1.25 miles to munds wagon trail on the right watch out for cars on the road in the summer. Munds wagon trail is well mark so follow it down 3.75 miles to the parking lot.

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Nov 2, 2017
Red Dev
Epic run, stunning views and at least 5 different terrains. Expect to cross 3 small rivers, with limited passage especially if water level’s high. 15mi
Apr 7, 2017
Alan Whitaker
A beautiful and solitary morning loop 12.1mi — 2h 47m

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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