Hiking Club heading to Wet Canyon

The Gila Valley Hiking Club will trek to Wet Canyon this weekend. - Contributed Photo

SAFFORD — The Gila Valley Hiking Club is ready to hit the trails once again.

Originally, the club planned to hike into Marijilda Canyon this Saturday, but the recent snow on Mount Graham has forced the club into changing plans. Instead, the club will head to the clear side of the ridge and hike Wet Canyon to Noon Creek/Round the Mountain Trailhead.

Plans call for hikers to start from the upper spur trail, just below Old Wet canyon campground. Once at the Noon Creek loop, the hike will turn west, cross the creek, and travel to the junction for Round the Mountain Trailhead.

Total hiking distance is 3.7 miles. Hikers will start by climbing 226 feet in elevation, before descending 727 feet during the back-half of the hike.

It is a one-way hike and cars will shuttle hikers back to their vehicles at the upper trailhead.

Those who wish to participate should meet at the Graham County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 8 a.m. Hikers should have good walking shoes, a hat, water, light snacks and sunscreen.

The Marijilda Canyon hike will be rescheduled for later in the season as an additional hike.