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Moody Point Trail

State: Arizona
Location: Tonto National Forest
Length, One-Way: 8.6 miles
Trail Type: Out and Back
Minimum Elevation: 3000 feet
Maximum Elevation: 7200 feet
Elevation Change: 4200 feet
Best Season: Spring to Fall
Difficulty: Most Difficult
Usage: Light

Trail Information

At 8.6 miles long, the Moody Point Trail is the longest and one of the most difficult trails in the Sierra Ancha Wilderness. There is some major elevation change on this trail. This trail can also be vague and difficult to follow in some places. West to east (downhill) travel is recommended. Hikers may not be able to cross Cherry Creek when the water is high. You will pass a beaver pond where the trail crosses Cherry Creek. There are interesting prehistoric ruins at points along the trail. Parts of the trail are very precipitous and take care in these places.

Directions

From Young to Moody Point Trailhead:
Take State Highway 288 to Forest Road 487 (Workman Creek Road), and travel 6.5 miles to the trailhead.From Young to Leisure Canyon Trailhead:
From State Highway 288, turn east onto Cherry Creak Road (FR 203) and travel this road for 18.8 miles to the trailhead.


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