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
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
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.