Fossil Creek (A)

GENERAL HIKE INFORMATION
Date:Destination:Fossil Creek via Bob Bear Trail
Level:Advanced (A)Area:Strawberry, AZ
Approx hike distance in miles:9Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:1500Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:3000Hike leader email address:
Departing the Union Center:Please arrive 15 minutes early. & sign in
Recommended gas donation:TBD
Unpaved miles:3Park entry fee per vehicle:Seasonal
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recarea/?recid=72066
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:34.40664
-111.56792


TRAIL CONDITIONS

Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Yes
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:Maybe
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :StrenuousWater Crossings:Maybe
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
This is a popular out and back hike to a spring and creek. Please note that the elevation gain will be on the way back. Bring plenty of water, snack and lunch.
This area requires registration and a fee from April 1 - October 1.
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD:
If you think you might be driving, please print and bring these directions with you.
  • From Payson: Drive north on SR 87/AZ 260 for approximately 17 miles
  • Turn left onto W. Fossil Creek Rd.
  • In 2.8 miles, keep right onto W. Fossil Creek Rd.
  • In 1.9 miles, turn right to trailhead in 800 feet.