Second Water Trail #236 is a hiking trail in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is within Superstition Wilderness Area. It is 3.2 miles long and begins at 2,231 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,138 feet. Along the trail there is a spring.
Second Water Trail #236 Professional Reviews and Guides
"This hike crosses Black Mesa and passes through Garden Valley on its way to Boulder Canyon, a major drainage in the western portion of the Superstition Mountains. Second Water Spring, a typical seasonal desert spring, is located just off the trail near its end. Boulder Canyon itself may be bone dry, especially during summer and late fall, or may be a flowing stream during periods of wet winter weather."
--Bruce Grubbs, Best Hikes Near Phoenix (Falcon Guides).
"An easily-accessible hike in the western Superstition foothills to rugged lower Boulder Canyon.Take the Second Water Trail east toward Black Mesa, the low volcanic mesa east of the trailhead area. The trail climbs onto the mesa following a former jeep road, then passes a low hill on the right and enters the broad expanse of Garden Valley. This rugged canyon is dry most of the year, but it drains much of the western portion of the Superstition Mountains, and after heavy rains it can be an uncrossable torrent."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Arizona's Superstition & Mazatzal Country (Falcon Guides).
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