White Canyon from NE (A)

Date:Destination:White Canyon from NE
Level:Advanced (A)Area:Superior South
Approx hike distance in miles:7.5Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:N/AHike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1200Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:1Park entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:TrailWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:YesTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.214351, -111.065285


Maintained Trail:NoUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:YesSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):YesSlippery Trail Surfaces:Yes
Use of Hands Required:YesBoulder Hopping:Yes
Hike Arizona Difficulty :2Water Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:Yes
The catclaws will have grown back so bring gloves and wear long pants to avoid scratches. If a couple of people will bring pruning shears, we can trim some of the catclaws out of the way as we go. This will help the people coming from behind and make going back out easier.
From the upper trailhead, the hike consists of walking an old road, a partially treed creek bottom, eventually taking us to the top of White Canyon with "WOW" views in any of a dozen stops. This hike has been done as a key exchange, but this hike is intended as a hike to the top of the canyon only. If a large number of people sign up, a decision could be made to incorporate the key exchange.
If you think you might be driving, please print and bring these directions with you.
  • Go to Superior, then south on 177 for 6.3 miles from the junchtion of US 60 and SR 177 to turn off on a gravel road to the right.
  • Go about 1/4 mile and await the group before turning off the gravel road to the right towards the trailhead.