Big Maggie May Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This spectacular winding trail offers many moderately steep hill climbs and descents as it winds along the ridge tops within the Tonto National Forest. After 0.8 miles the trail drops in standard to become a small, well-used, formed trail and it follows alongside Big Maggie May Creek, climbing to the ridge tops above it. There are views back to Cramm Mountain and down into the wash.
Special Attractions: Extremely pretty, moderately rated trail through classic desert scenery; Views of New River Mesa and the New River; Interesting old line cabin. High-clearance 4WDs are recommended, though most stock SUVs are acceptable. Expect a rough road surface with rocks larger than 6 inches, but there will be a reasonable driving line available. Patches of mud are possible but can be readily negotiated; sand may be deep and require lower tire pressures. There may be stream crossings up to 12 inches deep, substantial sections of single-lane shelf road, moderate grades, and sections of moderately loose road surface."