Near Morristown, Arizona
Castle Creek Trailhead does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
Castle Creek Trailhead provides access to the Spring Valley and Hermit trails within Hells Canyon Wilderness. The Spring Valley Trail follows a 2.5 mile old pack trail through a scenic saguaro forest frequented by wild burros and drops deeply into the east end of Garfias Wash Trail. The Hermit Trail follows a 2 mile old pack trail with historic rock walls ending at Four Tank Canyon and a nearby ephemeral pond and waterfall.
Scenic overlooks provide spectacular views of Lake Pleasant to the east and multiple rugged mountaintops within the Hieroglyphic Mountains to the west. When adequate fall and winter rainfall stimulate a desert wildflower bloom, the wilderness area can be blanketed in Mexican gold poppies, owl’s clover, blue dicks and desert globemallow.
The Castle Creek Trailhead parking area can only accommodate 4 vehicles and no amenities are offered.