Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Upper Intermediate

Wood Canyon Overlook to Telegraph Canyon Loop (UI)

Date:Destination:Arnett Canyon East End
Approx hike distance in miles:6.5Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:Hike 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:1.75Park entry fee per vehicle:0
Road conditions:FairWebsite for reference info:https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/arnett-canyon-from-south
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.257778, -111.12755


Maintained Trail:NoUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:Yes
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :ModerateWater Crossings:Maybe
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is a loop trail starting at the Arnett Canyon East End TH, hiking to the Wood Canyon overlook, then continuing to Forest Road 4 to Telegraph Canyon, then along Arnett Canyon and back to the trailhead.  There are a few places with scree, so bring your hiking sticks.  Also bring snacks and water.  The website reference if for the Arnett Canyon portion of the hike.

Forest Road 4 to the Arnett Canyon Trailhead has been improved, but it is steep so should not be attempted during wet weather. 


Drive Felix to Arizona Farms and turn right.  Drive 5 miles to Hwy. 79, turn left and drive 10 miles to US 60 east.  Drive 13 miles and turn right on So. Panther Road.  Drive .5 miles and turn right on Telegraph Canyon Road (at the Fire Station).  Continue on Telegraph Canyon Road for 1.8 miles (your GPS may direct you to the now closed old Forest Road 4 after 1.4 miles, ignore it).  Turn right at the Y onto Forest Road 4, cross a stream and cattle guard and drive an additional .5 mile to the trailhead.