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Big Maggie May Creek

1 Review
Location Black Canyon City, AZ
Rating Moderate,
Length 8.6mi
Time 2hrs

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Rough side trip leaves County Road 24 north of Cave Creek.

This short well-traveled trail follows Big Maggie May Creek at the beginning. Trail then climbs along the ridge tops with high views of Gray Gulch and New River. For additional challenge, you can continue on legal roads beyond the portion described here. Unlicensed ATVs and UTVs are allowed on this trail, but you must transport to Waypoint 01. Forest Road 24 is for licensed vehicles only.


Trail Ratings Defined

Mildly steep hills with a hard-packed surface offering reasonable traction under dry conditions. The toughest spot is a narrow, tippy shelf road approaching mine adit. High clearance, stock SUVs can manage this trail with a skilled driver.






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Best Time To Go

Feb-May, Sept-Nov

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(480) 595-3300Tonto N.F., Cave Creek R.D.

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Matt Bennett says

Drove the whole trail today. Took us 3 hours out and back with some quick stops along the way. Trail was appropriately marked as moderate. We drove it with a stock Wrangler Unlimited with good A/T 31" tires with no issues...with smart wheel placement, especially through the noted "tippy" areas which required careful passage to avoid bridging. Overall fun trail with some good views.
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