Trail 38

4/5 (1 reviews)
This short trail is full of surprises! It does not look like much at the start with the powerlines overhead, however, it quickly leaves them behind and climbs and opens up into a series of rolling hills and dry prairie. The road passes through several ravines and offers access to a jagged canyon. ... Read More
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Highlights of Trail 38

Desert Category Icon Desert
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
3873 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
38
Nearest Town
Roosevelt
Nearest Services
Roosevelt
Management Agency
Tonto National Forest
District
Tonto Basin Ranger District

Overview

This short trail is full of surprises! It does not look like much at the start with the powerlines overhead, however, it quickly leaves them behind and climbs and opens up into a series of rolling hills and dry prairie. The road passes through several ravines and offers access to a jagged canyon. It looks like the perfect breeding ground for rattlesnakes! As the trail gains altitude, it becomes narrow and potentially tricky. For some, this may be a white knuckle experience, but it is not too difficult up to this point. Once the trail turns into the valley, it passes through lots of brush and trees that reach out and claim their little bit of paint from your vehicle. This trail brings out the pinstriping! In addition to narrowing, the trail becomes twisty and sprinkled with rocks and stream beds to cross. The very end is currently too narrow for a full-size vehicle but worth the short walk. The rainy season may reward you with a nicely flowing stream!

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20 Trail Photos
4 Trail Concerns
1 Community Reviews
1 Video
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