Henderson Flat

Total Miles
13.2

Elevation

1511.65 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

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Trail Overview

This trail is a one-way in (13 mi) and one-way out through Pinyon-Juniper woodlands. Drive along this two-track road (FR 181) and see wildlife; wildflowers (spring) in the Rafael Fire scar (2021); small canyons; red-rock escarpments; a historic ranch cabin; and good views. The road ends at the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness boundary with great views of Woodchute Mtn (Arizona's Black Hills) to the south; "Arizona's other red rocks" at the mouth of Sycamore Canyon to the north; and opportunities for dispersed camping. This is a good launching point for hikers & backpackers into the wilderness. With a little effort on foot from the end of the road, you might discover historic cliff dwellings and more spectacular views of the wilderness.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Technical Rating

5

Access Description

Access to the Henderson Flat trail (FR 181) is via the Perkinsville Rd from Chino Valley (CR 70), Williams (CR 173/71), or Jerome (CR 72).