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One of Central Arizona's most popular water hikes.


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7.1

Miles

11.4

KM

Out and Back

4,250' 1,295 m

High

3,868' 1,179 m

Low

585' 178 m

Up

587' 179 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Fishing · River/Creek · Swimming

Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6-8 inches deep at least 200 feet from water, camp, and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished.

Overview

A hike along Bell Trail to a popular cliff jumping spot known as The Crack.

Need to Know

Pack out what you pack in.

Description

This straightforward hike goes along Wet Beaver Creek, one of the major creeks that flows into the Verde River Wild and Scenic River Corridor. Please be advised that all along the creek there is Poison Ivy. Watch out as you get close to and enter the water. The trail to the Crack, a popular cliff jumping and swimming hole at the end, of the trail is very exposed and rocky. It is recommended that you bring at least three liters of water per person and sun protection.

Flora & Fauna

Poison Ivy, Sycamore Trees, Oak, Cottonwood. Deer.

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This is the roughest section of trail. About a mile. Big drop off to right.
Jun 10, 2023 near Lake Mo…, AZ
This is a typical section of trail.
Jun 10, 2023 near Lake Mo…, AZ

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Jul 9, 2024
Michael Calabrese
Easy to moderate hike. Bring way more water than you think you need. A gallon per person and pet. Cliff jumping at the end so fun!!!
Jul 9, 2023
Evita Skerse
Great hike, places for the dogs to get water. Dry and flat in the beginning till last 1/4 7mi
Oct 6, 2019
Stephanie Sherwood
May 23, 2019
Ty Dubya
2h 31m
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