This trail was great. For starters the trail is not marked, across the road from the corral a sign points the way to trail 232 but not 231. Secondly this is not what I would consider a moderate overnighter. The trail is fairly easy to follow, but stay left at the first trail junction, half the sign was missing when we went so it only pointed to the Gila River (6 miles). Once the trail reaches the top of the ridge you meet the back end of FR 282. Go right until the road ends and pick up the trail again. This is the hardest part of the trail. The steep rocky trail losses more than 1500 feet over the next couple of miles. We camp at the Gila, the end of the 6.2 miles, it was five miles straight line distance back to the parking lot. I would say this hike is more like eight miles. But it is beautiful. One warning, IT IS NOT FASTER TO HIKE DOWN 282, take the trail. We did this because we were running out of day light and it is MUCH quicker to stay on the trail. Three stars for the trail.