Ash Creek

Safford, Arizona 85548

Ash Creek

Ash Creek Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A day hike to Ash Creek Falls, 2.5 miles one way, or backpack to Cluff Ponds, 9.8 miles one way.

This popular and well-trodden trail runs down the northeast side of the Pinaleño Range along one of the few permanent watercourses in southern Arizona. The upper basin is dominated by coniferous forest and is separated from the lower basin by Ash Creek Falls. This 100-foot cascade which can be viewed from the trail, is the largest perennial waterfall in the southern part of the state. There is a lush forest of hardwoods below it, and the bottom part of the trail follows an old jeep road down through mesquite bosque to reach the Cluff Ponds area."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Best May to October
Additional Use
USGS Webb Peak, Shingle Hill Mountain, Thatcher
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