3,763 ft
-250 ft
1 mile
High Point

Clark Spring Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Huachuca Mountains
    Sierra Vista, Arizona
  • Ref Number
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Dogs Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Hiking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
  • Land Manager
    Coronado National Forest

Clark Spring Trail #124 and Hunter Trail #111 contours along the east slope of the Huachucas, connecting three of the major canyons that cut that side of the mountain range. By doing so, they not only provide alternate access to trails that lead into those canyons, but offer excellent opportunities in their own right for easy day trips along the lower slopes of the mountain range with scenic views of the San Pedro Valley and the mountains beyond. Hunter Canyon Trail begins at Kelly Spring and leads up and over a saddle into Miller Canyon. This trail offers good views of Miller Canyon, Miller Peak, the San Pedro Valley and the Mule Mountains near Bisbee. Along this part of the trail you’ll see evidence of the day when this area was humming with mining activity and literally crawling with miners. From the Hunter Canyon/Miller Canyon trail junction, you’ll have to follow Miller Canyon Trail #106 about a half mile down to the Clark Spring Trailhead. This trail contours around the mountain along a slope of granite gravel so loose you’ll feel like you’re traveling along the side of a huge sand dune. Ponderosa pines, junipers and oaks manage to cling to this steep, unstable slope helping to hold it in place. Good views of the sheer rock face of the Dragoon Mountains will catch your eye here. At Clark Spring there is cool shade, a good view of Carr Canyon and birdwatching worth bringing your binoculars for. The trail then enters Carr Canyon and ends at a trailhead on the Carr Canyon Road.

More Stats for Clark Spring Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -250 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,827 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,077 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,827 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance down
    3,701 ft
  • Distance flat
    62 ft
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      Clark Spring Trail Trail Reports

      Apr 8, 2020 @ 5:53pm
      Apr 8, 2020
      Easy downhill hike. May be a little strenuous uphill due to sandy spots.
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      andy-legrunge (Jan 3, 2020 at 11:52)
       This segment is in the Miller Peak Wilderness and closed to bicycles. Use John Cooper trail.

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