Bull Springs Trail #100

  

Bull Springs Trail #100 begins in a mixed forest of ponderosa and pinyon pine, alligator juniper, and oak, then winds up and around through pinyon-juniper woodland. During the spring months, there may be an array of wildflowers, including sego lilies and Indian paintbrush, which lend brilliant shocks of color to the landscape. Near Bull Spring, dense stands of deciduous oak provide welcome shade. It is a strenuous climb over rocky, exposed terrain from the spring to the top of the mesa where this trail meets Juniper Mesa Trail #20.

Due partly to its remote quality, this area is home to a tremendous variety of wildlife. It is common to see reptiles along the trail, as well as sign of small mammals, coyotes, and mountain lions. Careful observers will likely see signs of bear activity. This region is geologically diverse, and this trail traverses deep purple-red sandstone, cream-colored limestone, and older granite.

Most of this trail lies within the Juniper Mesa Wilderness. Motor vehicles and the use of any mechanized equipment, including bicycles, are prohibited. Wilderness is an important resource and national heritage—please, leave no trace.

 

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At a Glance

Fees No
Open Season: Spring
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Approximately 1.25 hours from Chino Valley, AZ
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information

Directions:

From the intersection of Hwy 89 and Outer Loop Road, take Outer Loop Road for 6 miles to Williamson Valley Road. Turn right and continue on Williamson Valley Road for 27 miles to County Road 125. Turn left and proceed roughly 9 miles to the trailhead on the right. Parking is good. Travel 0.25 miles on Oaks and Willows Trail #3 to the beginning of Trail #100. This road is suitable for most vehicles in fair weather.


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.8 miles

  Elevation : 
7,020 feet

 

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