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Spur Cross to the Dragonfly Trail

  • Mar 19, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE.

This is a joint event with the Trail Mix group. Join us as we travel through Spur Cross Ranch to the Dragonfly trail. Along the way we'll see gorgeous Sonoran desert, lush riparian areas along the actual Cave Creek and hopefully a multitude of dragonflies! You're encouraged to bring snacks, sun protection of some sort and must bring at least 2+ liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear.

DISTANCE: 3.5 miles round trip
ELEVATION GAIN: 300+ ft
DURATION: 2+ hours
TRAIL STYLE: Loop
DOGS: Yes if leashed.
FACILITIES: Portable bathrooms, no plumbing.
WEBSITE: Trailmap
DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Carefree Highway and Cave Creek Road head north on Cave Creek Road about 2.5 miles to Spur Cross Road. Turn north for approximately 4.5 miles to the public parking area and park there. (Note after the first 3 miles the road turns to all-weather graded. The last 1.5 miles can be confusing; continue north on the graded road past the green house, through the tall gateposts and on past the horse corrals to the signed public parking area on the right). We'll meet in the gathering area past the map and payment drop box. There is a $3.00 per person entry fee for this park via a drop box, be prepared with singles as you cannot get change. Children under 16 are free!

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  • Jim K.

    This was a fantastic mid-week hike. I loved it! It was like perpetuating my weekend. The scenery was lush and stimulating to the eyeballs. This also reminded me of places where I used to ride. Very, very enjoyable. Thanks Rene!

    March 19, 2013

    • Rene W.

      very enjoyable in deed

      March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    working

    March 18, 2013

  • Donna M.

    Car is broke :(

    March 18, 2013

  • Hylari

    Any one want to carpool from Shea and Scottsdale rd???

    March 14, 2013

  • Jim K.

    Oooooh, yeah, ohe! At least I can get this one on the work calendar in time! They have already started whining about me taking Fridays off… I’m looking forward to this hike.

    March 10, 2013

  • Linda H.

    I'll have to cancel now. :( Thought it was during my spring break.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    After meeting at the "outdoor commodes", what trails will we actually take? Will we walk to the Dragonfly Trail Head, do that trail and head back to the parking area, or hike some of the other trails until we hit the DF trail?

    March 9, 2013

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