Reavis Canyon Trail
Trailhead: Reavis Canyon
Length: 12 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Wilderness Area: Superstition Wilderness
Journal: "Reavis Canyon"
**Kid Friendly Hike**
Directions to Trailhead:
From Phoenix head east on US 60 toward Superior. Just before you get to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, turn left onto Hewitt Canyon road and then an immediate right onto FR 8. Follow this slightly rough road for 1 mile until the junction with FR 650. Follow FR 650 for 4 miles until you come to an old barn and corral. Park next to the corral. The actual trailhead is another mile up FR 650. If you have a four wheel drive, it is possible to get to the trailhead, but it involves driving in the creek to do so.
From the coral, follow FR 650 as it drops in and out of Whitford Canyon. For a considerable stretch, the creek bottom is the road. About 1 mile from the corral, FR 650 climbs out of the creek and forks to the right. About 100 feet down the left fork is the gate and the trailhead.
The trail is an old jeep road that heads north toward the junction of Whitford Canyon and Reavis Canyon. Just before you reach the junction, you will pass through a beautiful old stone corral. Sitting in this magnificent structure makes you wonder about all the manual labor it took to move all those rocks!
After leaving the corral, the trail crosses the creek just before the junction of Reavis Canyon and Whitford Canyon. The trail then climbs high up in the west side of Reavis Canyon giving some nice views. The trail then returns to the creek and crosses back and forth numerous times.
The going is easy for the first 4 miles (from the corral). After 4 miles, the trail leaves the canyon bottom and begins to switchback up and over Montana Mountain. We stopped before the climb.
The trail ends at Rogers Trough Trailhead in the Superstitions. You can either return the way you came or make a shuttle trip.
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