Horton Springs Loop Hike (Mogollon Rim)

Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 07:30
Leaders: 
Victoria Johnson - victoriajohnson@cox.net
Joyce Morningstar - 480-788-9370
Rating: 
B LENGTH 10 mi ELEV GAIN 1600 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 7:30 am (depart at 7:45) at the Wendy's in Fountain Hills, just west of the intersection of Shea Blvd and Hwy 87.

Join us on this cool, shady loop hike that travels up the Mogollon Rim to the gushing Horton Springs. Our route uses Highline Trail #31 to connect to Derrick Trail #33 and Horton Creek Trail #285. We'll explore both the ponderosa pine forest and Horton Creek’s riparian area, which supports a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Optional early dinner afterwards at a Thai restaurant in Payson.

Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, and wear sturdy hiking boots.

Cost to non-members is $5. Guests and new members should contact the hike leader prior to the hike.