Horton Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,214' 370 m
Descent: -9' -3 m
High: 6,646' 2,026 m
Low: 5,436' 1,657 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“This is a popular trail with some nice views.”— Michael Bonnette
Climb all the way to the Highline Trail #31 (NRT). Your way will be consistently uphill, though up pretty modest grades, and some sections of the trail are rugged. When you hit the Highline Trail #31 (NRT), go left for about 100 yards and you'll see the creek. A recommendation is to follow the creek up another 100 yards and you'll see the spring where the creek comes out of the side of the mountain. It is beautiful at the top with some huge trees. After the uphill, this is a welcome reward!
Once you've had your fill of mountain views, turn around and follow the same trail out.
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Land Manager: USFS - Tonto National Forest Office