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235 Road Trail #502

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This trail is located in a Wildlife Habitat Area which is closed to motorized vehicle use to provide a "quiet" area for a variety of wildlife species. 

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Best Season: Spring to Fall
  • Wildlife Habitat Area - Closed to all motorized vehicle use.
  • Overnight camping is not permitted within 1/4 mile of Willow Springs Lake. 
Information Center: Black Mesa Ranger District
(928) 535-7300 
TTY: (928) 535-3213 

General Information

Latitude: 34.30510985

Longitude: -110.8967647

Length: 4 miles one way

Elevation: 7,600 feet

General Notes:

Roads and trails may become quite muddy during and after periods of thunderstorms.


Turn north on Forest Road 300, approximately 26 miles west of Heber, Arizona. Travel north approximately 1/4 mile to Forest Road 235 which is blocked by a closure gate across the road. This will serve as the trailhead.

Day Hiking

Elk and deer can often be observed, especially in the summer, along this old logging road. This trail is located in a Wildlife Habitat Area which is closed to motorized vehicle use to provide a "quiet" area for a variety of wildlife species. In October, the leaves of the aspen and oak trees provide a golden yellow contrast to the evergreens. The trail provides access to the edge of Chevelon Canyon for a beautiful view of the canyon.

USGS Maps: Woods Canyon.

Elevation desc 7,600 feet
Best Season: Spring to Fall
Difficulty Level: Moderate



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