Date Creek Foothill

Total Miles
3.8

Elevation

1,036.79 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail has many steep wash crossings and erosion that are typical of the trails in this area. Because it is nearer to the mountains to the north, there are a bit more than usual. At the east end of this trail, there is a locked gate into a residential area, so it's best to approach from the west side. Along this trail, the views are incredible. You'll go from a hilly section on the west side to the open desert toward the east. There are cows along this trail, so caution is urged, but with the erosion and wash crossings, it'll be hard to speed anyway. There are a few campsites along this trail that would make it a nice little escape. This route is on Arizona State Trust Land. This land requires a yearly permit that can be purchased and printed online. The permits allow certain recreational activities, including camping, bicycling, bird watching, GPS-based recreational activities (geocaching), hiking, horseback riding, off-highway vehicle (OHV) usage, photography, picnicking, and sightseeing.

Photos of Date Creek Foothill

Date Creek Foothill
Date Creek Foothill
Date Creek Foothill

Difficulty

This trail is unmaintained and has many wash crossings. Some of these have deeper channels in them and would prove challenging after a rain event.

Technical Rating

3

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