Black Canyon Trail

A world-class multi-user trail system under development in the Bradshaw Mountain foothills of central Arizona. Several miles of the original trail are currently shared by motorized and non-motorized users. The non-motorized trail is being separated from the motorized double-track trail, after which both the motorized and non-motorized trails will be managed as part of the overall trail system.

The non-motorized, single-track trail under construction is designed for use by equestrians, hikers and mountain bikers. It is approximately 78 miles long, stretching from the Carefree Highway (AZ Highway 74), northward along the base of the Bradshaw Mountains, beyond highway 69 near the town of Mayer to the Prescott National Forest.

There will be ten trailheads conveniently spaced to allow easy access. Several loop trails will provide short duration excursions for users with limited time. Trail users are constantly rewarded with breathtaking scenic vistas and glimpses of the varied historical activities that have echoed through these hills.

Joe and Jerry


Wrong Way John

Rod crossing the Agua Fria River

John, Rod and Darren.
My bibs were killing my nipples that day

Hedgehog Cactus
This is presently an undeveloped trailhead with limited parking. However there is ample parking within easy walking distance a short way up the side road. Trailhead signs are occasionally vandalized and removed, so it will be necessary to check your odometer and watch carefully for the side road to the right.

From Interstate 17: Take exit 236 (Table Mesa Rd), turn west then north on the frontage road, drive approximately 1.65 miles to the “Y” and bear left, drive approximately 1.38 miles and look for the side road on the right. Turn onto this road and the trailhead is immediately to the left.

GPS coordinates, using NAD27 datum:

N33º 59.076’ W112º 10.063’


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1 comment:

FraSiec said...

nice. I really liked the water shot.

You want me to log it for you in