As Woodbury Fire scorches hiking trails, group already planning to rebuild key Arizona Trail

AZ Central (June 21, 2019) by Aubrey Carpenter

It may be a little early to start thinking about rehabilitating hiking trails while the 66,000-acre Woodbury fire continues to burn, but plans are already in process to restore one of the key trails facing the flames.

More than 40 hiking trails are within the wildfire closure area, either entirely or a portion of it, which prevents hikers from stepping foot into a potentially dangerous path including the well-known Arizona Trail, according to Tonto National Forest officials.

The Woodbury Fire in the Superstitions Wilderness ignited June 8 and is 42% contained, forest officials said.

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