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Tolole wrote a review Feb 2021
Thisused to be a very nice place, we were told. It is now not in that perfect form. Give it some more years to heal.
Date of experience: January 2021
Steve P wrote a review Sep 2019
Bend, Oregon5 contributions6 helpful votes
Wonderful scenery. A nice break from the heat and we went when it wasn’t too busy. We stayed in a nearby cabin on little Colorado creek. Molly Butchers Lodge has great service and good food.
Date of experience: September 2019
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Rich B wrote a review Jun 2018
Chino Valley, Arizona281 contributions126 helpful votes
This trail has really suffered as a result of the 2011 fire. After a couple hundred yards of tree cover, the next mile is through a barren landscape with only some small aspen trees. The next mile does go through some woodlands but it is nothing like it once was. The best part is the descent down to the river, which is pretty. I also liked the "footbridge" which is actually a pathway of large, flat stones that leads you through a rock landslide area. You end at a junction that is the end point of the Thompson Trail - which is a beautiful trail along the Black River. Do that one instead.…
Date of experience: June 2018
tripdokta wrote a review Oct 2017
Hilton, New York235 contributions96 helpful votes
We actually hiked the Baldy creek trail. I think there are 2 others, West and East Baldy trails. The Baldy creek one is 8 mi. to the summit. We walked about 1/2 of that. There are outhouse type restrooms at the trailhead but you need to bring your own water. Much of the trail follows Baldy creek. In October, the creek is small but clear and cold water. (not for drinking, as there are lots of horses and other livestock around. The trail is fairly easy but some ups and downs and rocky areas. Occ. other hikers. Scenery was beautiful.…
Date of experience: October 2017
gwalker20 wrote a review May 2017
Surprise, Arizona14 contributions3 helpful votes
Easy walking trail with excellent scenery. The up bound slope was easy to walk with walking sticks and the reverse trail was relaxing.
Date of experience: May 2017