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White Canyon South (A)

Date:Destination:White Canyon South
Level:Advanced (A)Area:Superior
Approx hike distance in miles:7Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:570Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:800Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:4Park entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:PoorWebsite for reference info:
High clearance vehicle req'd:YesTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.164651,-111.063317


Maintained Trail:NoUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:SomeSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):YesSlippery Trail Surfaces:Yes
Use of Hands Required:YesBoulder Hopping:Yes
Hike Arizona Difficulty:3-4Water Crossings:May be
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:Yes


Special Instructions:

This hike will especially appeal to those who hiked into White Canyon from the northeast. This hike starts in the White Canyon valley, and travels up out of the valley. If you look at the info on Hike Arizona, some of the distance information is not correct as Hike Arizona information currently suggests the total distance to be almost 15 miles.


From the junction of Hwy 79 and US 60, take US 60 East towards Globe. Take the AZ 177 exit at Superior. Turn right onto AZ 177 and follow for 9.6 miles. Turn right on Battle Axe Rd (considered a primitive road) and go for 2.3 miles. Turn right onto a less traveled road which heads generally northwest for 0.7 miles, then swings to the southwest and goes about 0.8 miles to reach the parking spot.