|when||May 6, 2023|
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This hike covers the west side of Haunted Canyon Trail 203 to Tony’s Cabin, a distance of about four miles one way. The trail winds its way up and down through scenic high desert chaparral, with a mix of agave, prickly pear cactus, Manzanita, chokeberry, and plenty of nasty catclaw acacia, then eventually traverses through a thick pine forest before reaching the cabin. Some of this trail could be overgrown, and fallen timber and debris occasionally obstructs a clear view of the trail ahead. Long sleeves and long pants are highly recommended for protection from the prickly over-growth. We will pass a cattle water tank and also the junction with Paradise trail. We’ll stay on Haunted to the cabin and take a rest/ lunch break at the cabin before heading back along the same route.
At Paradise we take the left turn and go down Paradise trail. This is a steep trail though old growth pines with plenty of creek crossings. Hiking poles highly recommended. At the bottom, we will go over to the water falls. You take a shower here. Bring towel, dry shoes and socks if you want to go in.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Long sleeves and long pants
• Lunch or snacks
• towel, dry shoes and socks
Note: The number of persons is limited to the high clearance vehicles.
Currently the limit is 8 persons. (6 + 2 drivers)
|distance||7 miles one way trip|
|EC||+-1100' elevation change|
|elevations||3,800 feet at trailhead to 4,900 feet near Government Hill|
|on trail||100% — Haunted Canyon Trail #203, Paradise trail|
|rating||"B-" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
You must email the leader to confirm.
Please provide your cell phone number when you sign up in case we need to contact you on the day of the hike.
|meet||7:00 AM at Home Depot in Mesa on the southeast corner of Power and US 60. We are carpooling. We can from that point at 7:00, or from the Circle K “Caravan”, i.e. follow each other from Superior at 7:45. Let me know which option when you rsvp.|
Take US 60 east past Superior toward Globe. Turn left and go northwest
on F.S. 287 (also Pinto Valley Road), between miles 239 and 240.
You will actually be going through the Pinto Mine so follow the signs
for FR 287 carefully. We will be going a little over 7 miles after turning
off 60 (2 miles of paved road, 4.5 miles of well maintained dirt road and
then 2.5 miles of rougher road after the metal bridge over Pinto Creek. We will
drop poeple off at the trail head. Then drive the trucks to the Miles trailhead.
We will bring 1 truck with the drivers back to the trail head. The trailhead
will be to your left, but parking is to the right.
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