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    Arnett Canyon from E Arnett Road

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    5.3 km
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    52 m
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    The Arnett Canyon Trail is a beautiful spot to hike, horseback ride, or bike in the Tonto National Forest. This route starts your hike from E Arnett Road and travels 5.3 km through the canyon. It’s an overall easy hike with fairly minimal elevation gain. With changing scenery from desert to woods and lots of wildlife to observe, Arnett Canyon is a rewarding hike that’s suitable for most skill levels. Expect light to moderate traffic on this route.

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    Route Description for Arnett Canyon from E Arnett Road

    From cows to lizards and deserts to woodlands, the Arnett Canyon Trail is a delightful adventure through one of Arizona’s many gorgeous canyons. This one even has a natural heart on the canyon wall! It’s a great trail for hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers, so remember to share the trail with those around you. That being said, it’s usually not too busy out here.

    There’s a bit of shade on this trail, but you’ll still want to bring lots of water and wear sunscreen and a hat if it’s warm out. You can continue further along this route or the connecting trails if you’d prefer a longer hike.

    From the trailhead, take the trail that follows alongside the creek as it enters the canyon. Enjoy the quiet, the scenery, and the cool creek waters (if it’s been wet enough recently). You can amble through the canyon to where our route stops and turn back around, or you can go further if you want to keep adventuring.

    Getting to the Arnett Canyon from E Arnett Road Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Arnett Canyon from E Arnett Road is on E Arnett Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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