Park Trail 66

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

From the Park Creek Trailhead, the trail crosses Park Creek and climbs gradually through lower Sonoran Desert and riparian vegetation for ½ mile. The trail then ascends steeply towards the crest of the divide, passing through chaparral, semi-desert grassland and juniper woodland. The final 1¼ mile follows fairly even contours until meeting the headwaters of Park Creek. It terminates at Edwards Park in a stand of large ponderosa pines.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site is currently closed due to the Bush Post Fire Flooding Public Safety Closure
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Permit Info:
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Dispose of waste properly, leave what you find, pack it in pack it out. Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon per person, per day is recommended during hot periods.
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General Information


North End: Park Creek Trailhead (TH): From Punkin Center, turn onto Forest Road (FR) 409. Drive 1¼ miles east (4-wheel drive vehicles recommended). Turn south (left) onto a short spur/FR 1382. The trail begins at the end of this road. This trailhead has limited room for vehicles.

South End: Edwards Park Trailhead (TH): From the Four Peaks Road/ FR 143, drive north on FR 422 for 11.2 miles (4-wheel drive vehicles only). The trail begins at the end of the road. There is adequate parking for several vehicles.

CONNECTING TRAILS - None: However, the Arizona Trail is approximately 2 miles away accessible by FR 422.



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Day Hiking

Outstanding views of Tonto Basin and the Mazatzal and Sierra Ancha Mountains Trail terminates at Edwards Park, which is an open meadow with large trees, ideal for camping. Park Creek, at the upper end, runs near the trail and offers pools and waterfalls seasonally for the enjoyment of hikers. Travel by vehicles is very difficult due to rugged terrain.
Fire InformationMinimize campfire impacts
Elevation descHighest: 5,000 ft.; Lowest: 2,700 ft.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
4.9 miles

  Elevation : 
Highest: 5,000 ft.; Lowest: 2,700 ft. - 5,000 feet