Getting wet and muddy at Horton Creek today
Part 2 of my series of my favorite hikes. This one is to little used West Clear Creek!
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This morning I was reminded of how beautiful Arizona can be in the fall. The morning air is crisp and invigorating, and the forests become so vibrant and colorful! What is your your favorite thing about fall? Please share your thoughts, stories and photos in the comments below (pingbacks are welcome). #fall #autumn #inspiration #writing…
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“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” –Henry David Thoreau
Horton Creek Trail is a fairly easy 3.5 mile out and back hike. It has a slight uphill grade, a pretty little creek and lots of shade along the way. The creek is fairly shallow with small pools and lots of pretty little waterfalls, and culminates at Horton Spring which bubbles cool clear water from the hillside. You’ll see wild strawberries, blackberries and grapes growing along the creek, but watch out for poison ivy.
Wild grapes growing along Horton Creek