Bear Wallow Trail 63

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Arizona

Distance8.2mi
Elevation Gain3,892ft
Trailhead Elevation8,730ft
Top8,730ft
Elevation Min/Max6586/8730ft
Elevation Start/End8730/8730ft

Bear Wallow Trail 63

Bear Wallow Trail #63 is a hiking trail in Graham County and Greenlee County, Arizona. It is within Bear Wallow Wilderness Area and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. It is 8.2 miles long and begins at 8,730 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,892 feet. This trail connects with the following: Gobbler Point Trail #59, Schell Canyon Trail #316 and Reno Trail #62.

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100 Classic Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books)
Scott S. Warren
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"Named for the many bear wallows that settlers found here in the late 1800s, the Bear Wallow Wilderness encompasses a montane drainage system, complete with a productive trout stream and virgin stands of timber. Unfortunately, Bear Wallow has become known for something else as well. It was here that the massive Wallow Fire began in May 2011. Ignited by an abandoned campfire near the mouth of Schell Creek, this blaze burned 538,000 acres to become the largest wild?re to date in Arizona history. Dozens of homes and buildings were destroyed, and the blaze changed the complexion of a large swath of the Apache–Sitgreaves National Forest for generations to come. Despite this widespread destruction, parts of the 7.6-mile Bear Wallow Trail, which this hike follows, were minimally impacted." Read more

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Trail Information

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
Nearby City
Bear Wallow Wilderness Area
Parks
Moderate
Skill Level
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest; Bear Wallow Wilderness Area
Local Contacts
USGS Baldy Hill, Hoodoo Knoll
Local Maps

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Dec 2018