Brush Corral Loop and Maverick Spring – 2014/7/22

1407 Brush Corral Trail near the Brush Corral Shortcut Trail
Brush Corral Trail – near the junction with the Brush Corral Shortcut Trail. July 2014.

At approximately 4.5 miles and 1500′ of elevation gain and loss from the Upper Green Mountain Trailhead the Green Mountain – Brush Corral – Brush Corral Shortcut loop is both beautiful (especially on the Brush Corral side of the loop – beautiful green ferns and trees right now) and quite a good workout – maybe if you are training for the Grand Canyon a loop at the top of the mountain to start the day, a nice break in Summerhaven and then this loop on the way down the mountain for a bit more vertical…

1407 Running on the Maverick Spring Trail
Running up the Maverick Spring Trail – sun and shade in the pines. July 2014.

If you want just a bit longer hike the Maverick Spring Trail is an obvious out-and-back extension to this loop that adds approximately 1.6 miles, 500′ of elevation gain and loss and – this time of year – a beautifully green destination.

1407 Ferns and Green near Maverick Spring
Green! Maverick Spring Area. July 2014.

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