Fish Creek (Upper)
From the Phoenix area, take HWY 88 North East out of Apache Junction towards Apache Lake. Eventually, HWY 88 turns into dirt. This road is OK for cars if you drive slowly, but it is slow going in spots, with some definite elevation. After about 25 miles, park next to the fish creek bridge.
Hike up Fish creek canyon (Upper) near Phoenix, Arizona.
This is a good canyon hike close to the Phoenix area. Don't be frustrated on the slow progress due to the boulders and route finding, enjoy it.
Some times of the year, the creek flows and there' s water nearly all year round in the canyon. Several pools to cool off. Different types of desert plants and trees abound. Scrambling around and over boulders is fun!