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See Canyon Cascade

See Canyon Cascade

A cascade of maple leaves flows down See Creek under the Mogollon Rim, Arizona. See Canyon Trail is one of the more animated hikes on the Mogollon Rim. Constantly appealing to hikers to participate beyond the mechanics of climbing to the top of the Rim's escarpment, the trail douses hikers' senses, from its colorful spread of red maples to moist forest smells and the cascades of Christopher Creek.

The trail meets Christopher Creek's coppery bed early in the hike, forcing a rock hop to get across. These first two miles make an easy hike along See creek. Then the trail starts to climb. As the path climbs toward Rim Road (FR 300), the forest gets thicker and the grade steeper. Maples appear along the trail, and aspens congregate in moist coves.


See Canyon TH


South end: (6,100 feet elevation): at Forest Road (FR) 284

North end: (7,860 feet elevation): at Forest Road (FR) 300


Trail use: Medium

Trail difficulty: MOST difficult

Trail length: See Canyon Trail 2.4 miles

Trail length: See Spring Trail ½ mile

Estimated hiking time: 2 hours one-way

Season of Use: Spring - Fall

USGS maps: Promontory Butte

Elevation change: 1,760 feet


•A short but challenging trail that offers a variety of plant life and sights.

•Especially pretty in the fall when maple, aspen and oak show their fall colors.