Hatchery/Highline Hike (Payson)

Date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Leaders: 
Bev - 480 415-7147, blkoslow@yahoo.com
Patty – 602-620-7406
Rating: 
B LENGTH: 8.75 mi ELEV GAIN: 1350 ft PACE: Moderate

 Contact either leader for meeting time and location.

If you have never approached Horton Springs on the Mogollon Rim from the backside, you have to join us for this hike.

We will begin on the Hatchery Trail, which runs into the Highline trail, to Horton Springs. The trail bends and turns and rolls up and down. You will love the scenery as you hike through a plush manzanita forest, across a meadow of tall grasses and ferns, make two creek crossings (each way), and see picturesque rock formations. Once we hike the almost 4.5 miles to Horton Springs, and take a lunch/snack break, you will have the option of hiking back the way we came, or shortening the hike by a half mile by hiking down the Horton Springs Trail.

Bring a minimum 2-3 quarts of water, salty snacks, and wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes. Water shoes are not necessary as we can easily rock hop across the water.

Cost to nonmember is $5.