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Hot Spring Canyon Upper Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 875' 267 m
Descent: -102' -31 m
High: 1,462' 446 m
Low: 654' 199 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)

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Trail shared by John Blackwell

This is an alternative to White Rock Canyon. There is a saddle to go over on this route.

John Blackwell

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Closed May15, 2016 through September 30, 2016 because of the heat. Temperatures can reach as high as 120 F / 49 C.

Runner Notes

Due to rocks, I would warn runners to be careful of possibly twisting your ankle.

Description

This route follows the wash and then about a mile up, cuts to the left, winds through a valley and over a saddle back to White Rock Canyon trail. Currently, there are no signs along the trail, so stay on the worn path, follow a map, use a GPS, or the Trail Run Project mobile app. This trail has more direct sunshine than White Rock Canyon trail so it gets HOT.

Flora & Fauna

An abundance of desert flowers in the early spring, February and March. Plants include indigo bush, ground cherry, Mormon tea, cheese bush, rush-milkweed, rabbit brush, desert fir, globe mallow, desert tobacco, desert trumpet, rock nettle, rock daisy, and windmills. You might also come nose to nose with a big horn sheep on this route.

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Small warm waterfall from upper pool.
Nov 25, 2015 near Meadview, AZ
Reflection from pool.
Nov 6, 2015 near Meadview, AZ
Reflections.
Nov 6, 2015 near Meadview, AZ
Climbing the 20-foot ladder.
Nov 11, 2015 near Meadview, AZ
Hikers on Arizona Hot Springs Trail
Oct 14, 2018 near Meadview, AZ
Arizona Hot Springs
Oct 14, 2018 near Meadview, AZ

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