Here is more information on the trail we took on our first backpacking trip.
Trail Name: East Webber Creek via Geronimo Trail
Directions to Trail Head: Hwy 87 to Payson continue towards Pine, Control Rd. is on the right hand side, follow Control Rd. to Webber Creek turn off, continue down the dirt road to a small turn out on the right you will see the trail head to the Geronimo Trail and a sign in book.
Location: Pine, AZ
Parking: Parking is free, and limited only about 4 cars and park comfortably
Trail: the trail starts out narrow but widens to almost the with of a FR but it is not groomed like on there is still large rocks and roots on the trail. It is also a meandering trail with varying ups and downs. You start out on the Geronimo Trail which connects to East Webber Creek trail. Pay attention to the trail signs as there are many intersecting trails and it is easy to take the wrong one.
Duration of the Hike: I took us only 3 hours to get to Webber Creek were we stopped to set up camp, we also stopped along the way and took photos, we were also caring our backpacking packs. You could make a day hike out of this and it would only be 5/6 hours if you did the whole trail in and out.
Miles: 4 miles in 4 miles out if you hike to the end of Geronimo trail
Type of Hike: In and Out
Elevation Gain: 1,203 feet