This trail, suitable for a high-clearance vehicle in dry weather, is without the steep grades and low-traction surfaces that make 4WD a necessity. However, it is a rugged, single-track trail that passes many points of interest. To reach the trail, continue east along the graded dirt road that forms the return portion of the loop of Box Canyon of the Hassayampa Trail.
After 1.6 miles, the trail turns off onto a well-used, formed, single-track trail and runs along a ridge with deep washes that drain into the Hassayampa River on both sides. The views are tremendous as the trail continues toward the Octave Mine. Special Attractions: Pleasant trail along the Hassayampa River. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.
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