Douglas Spring Trail

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Easy trail with waterfall view

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David Lewis (241)

6 Completed6 Reviews

Great hike to start on if you want something with elevation change and be sure to do it early morning before the sun gets hot. Make sure you take water and snacks.

FiddleGirl 67 (188)

4 Completed4 Reviews

My husband and I hiked this trail in February 2013. It was our first hike ever. I agree with PJMac in that although this IS a moderate trail *NOT* an 'easy' trail as it has been rated here, it can be done by beginners as long as you listen to your body, know what you're getting in to, rest when you need to, and KEEP HYDRATED. We walked up to Bridal Veil Falls and back. The falls were just a trickle at that time, but well worth the hike up. Parts of the trail are not for the a-feared of heights but the views are AMAZING!

Larry Snowberger (418)

10 Completed10 Reviews

Moderate trail. The first leg up climbs about 380 feet from the Speedway trailhead to the first 'saddle' connection with the Corillio trail (excellent, btw), and with the Bridal Veil trail.. Good views of the Tanque Verde (dude) Ranch and Mt. Lemon.

Pjmacaz U. (189)

I have seen several reviews where this trail is listed as "Easy" It is if you are a regular hiker and in good condition. This is not a trail for OVER CONFIDENT beginners, out of shape elderly, or those in bad health. HOWEVER it is a trail that can be done by beginners and first time hikers if they take it slow and understand they will be using leg muscles they don't normally use. Several Reviews list this as a 3/6/12 mile hike, be sure to understand your destination. It is a beautiful 3 mile walk to Bridal Wreath falls making it a 6 mile round trip. This is what i took for my first hike in 15+years and would suggest that one only go this far if it is your first hike in AZ. I walk 3 miles a day twice a week and the well maintained trail with stair master type climbs starting about 1 miles in really put my thigh muscles through a workout you don't get on neighborhood walks. I only saw a few hikers and runners (all over the age of 50). At the falls a group of seven showed up and shared in a nice picnic even though the falls were dry. Although the path is well maintained for the first mile or so, the remainder is well marked and well defined. I use to run 7 falls, phone line and Sabino etc. assisting hikers that misjudged their capabilities, this is a nice beginner, fun and safe hike if you are prepared.

Shelby Watkins (276)

5 Completed5 Reviews