Clark Peak
The Peak
Rank: #18 Summit Elevation: 9,006 ft.
Vegetation: Oak woodland to mixed conifer, Douglas fir, aspen, meadow. Frequently Seen Animals: mule deer, hawks, elk, black bears.
Hiking Season: Summer, autumn  
The Trail
Name: Clark Peak Trail #301. Difficulty: Strenuous as a one-day round-trip hike.
Length of Hike (r/t):  13.4 miles Trail Elevation Change: 1,856 ft.
Water: None Trail Low Point: 7,150 ft.
Tips: Shade is limited on much of this hike. The trail drops 1,500 to 2,000 feet to Taylor Pass in between West Peak and Clark Peak.
Guidelines
Hiking Permit Needed: No.. Maximum Group Size: 
Dogs Permitted: Yes, leashed. Horses Permitted: No.
Cross-country Skiing Permitted:  No. Mountain Bikes Permitted: No.
Safety Tips: Bring warm clothing and raingear. Start very early if you plan to do the round-trip hike in one day.
The Drive
General Location: 77 miles southeast of Globe Trailhead Accessible to Low-Clearance Vehicles: 
Nearest Town: Safford  
Directions: From US 70 from Safford to Pima to Patterson Mesa Road (FR 286) heading southwest. This road changes its name to Tripp Canyon Rd. but remains FR 286. Stay on FR 286 as you climb to the top of the Pinalenos. Trailhead is on the right just before the gate to the West Peak tower.
More Information
U.S.G.S. Quad Name(s): Webb Peak, Blue Jay Peak Office of Tourism Region: Old West Country
County: Graham Managing Agency: Safford Ranger District, Coronado National Forest, P.O. Box 709, Safford, Az. 85548, 928-428-4150
Web Site: http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coronado/srd/index.htm


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