Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Black Canyon Trail Day Hike
when Trip Report : August 12, 2021
where Rock Springs
the hike     Black Canyon Trail is a 74.8-mile point to point trail located near Black Canyon City, Arizona. This section of BCT begins at the Rock Springs exit #244 from I-17 towards Black Canyon City. The trailhead is just 1.5 mi off I-17. The trail leads us to a bend in the cool Aqua Fria River but we are not planning to cross it. We will take the same trail down and back.
    The North Mt. Visitor Center group, led by Dave French did this hike earlier this year. We will vary it slightly and go down to the water, where there is a shady spot to take a break and sit on large boulders by the water. This is a scenic hike, which is mostly downhill to the river and then back out. It’s not a steep climb and is rated easy.
    As usual, we’ll plan on a 4 mile or less, 2 hour hike to respect the heat and humidity.
distance 4 miles
time 2 hours
on trail 100% — Black Canyon Trail
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Black Canyon City
meet 6:00 AM at the trailhead.
drive
•  Take I-17 north approximately 31 miles to exit #244.
Turn left at the stop sign, onto Coldwater Road.
Cross over the freeway, then turn right onto Maggie Mine Road.
Then immediately turn left and follow to the trailhead.
Restroom available.
Hiking poles suggested for those who use them, and bring plenty of water.

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