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Phoenix Sonoran Preserve from the new Apache Wash Trailhead

  • Jan 11, 2014 · 8:30 AM
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8:00 am: Start time from the carpool location

8:30 am: Start time from the Apache Wash Trailhead

Join the Hiking Club on Saturday, January 11th, to hike trails from the new Apache Wash Trailhead in north Phoenix.  This moderate 7 loop hike will take you through a beautiful new area of trails southeast of 1-17 and Carefree highway.  Estimated hiking time is about 2.5-3 hours.  From the trailhead, we plan to start off on Ocotillo Trail West to Ridgeback to Sidewinder to the other end or Ocotillo and return.  There will be several moderate ups and downs throughout the hike.    No water at the trail head but there are facilities.

To see a map of the trails in this areal click on this link: Sonoran Preserve Trail Map

Rating: Moderate

Trail type: Well groomed

Estimated hiking time: 2.5-3 hours

Hiking distance: 7 miles

What to bring: 2-3 liters of water, snacks, hat and good hiking shoes or boots

Fee: None

Directions to the trailhead: From the 101 and Hayden, head North on Hayden to Pinnacle Peak. Left on Pinnacle Peak to Tatum. Right on Tatum to Jomax. Left on Jomax to Cave Creek. Rt on Cave Creek to Sonoran Desert Pkwy. Sonoran Desert Pkwy to the trailhead.  The Trailhead is to the right, just after the "Passing Lane" sign.

If you are coming from I-17, take the Dove Valley Exit and travel east 5.1 miles.

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  • Dianne D.

    Great trails, great scenery and great people....what better way to spend a Saturday? Thanks for introducing us to the area Vangie!

    January 12, 2014

  • Diane D

    What can I say....another great day hiking!

    January 11, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Defiantly not flat! LOL Great hike. Thanks for hosting V!

    January 11, 2014

  • Barb Z.

    Beautiful hike, great pizza after, and mud pie! What could be better!!
    Thanks, Vangie.

    January 11, 2014

  • Julie G.

    Vangie-great hike! Thank you for organizing this.

    January 11, 2014

  • Barb Z.

    1600 E Sonoran Desert Drive, PHX.

    January 9, 2014

  • Barb Z.

    I have printed directions to the trailhead for 6 driver's from Fry's. Basically take head N on Hayden to Pinnacle Peak. Left on Pinnacle Peak to Tatum. Right on Tatum to Jomax. Left on Jomax to Cave Creek. Rt on Cave Creek to Sonoran Desert Pkwy. Trailhead will be on the right, as Norm says.

    January 7, 2014

  • Ralph L.

    Vangie, I will be in steward training all day that day. Sorry, Ralph

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • Vangie T.

    Coming from Frys I personally would not take the fwy. Take Tatum west to Cave Creek right to Sonoran Drive. Hope this helps.

    December 21, 2013

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