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Warrior Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.95 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,309 feet
Elevation Gain 1,050 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,060 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 - 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 4.48
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2  2019-01-06 BobP
3  2017-02-28 Tortoise_Hiker
6  2016-02-21 The_Dude
18  2015-05-18
Mad Max Road Warrior Loop
2  2015-05-10
Maricopa Peak via Warrior
4  2015-01-13 TheNaviG8R
4  2015-01-11
Maricopa Peak via Warrior
2  2014-10-09
Warrior to Maricopa Peak
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Author sidhayes
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Trips 237 map ( 1,909 miles )
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Preferred   Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar → 9 AM
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  6:13am - 6:32pm
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by sidhayes

This old undesignated trail is now the NW portion of T-Bone Loop Trail.

Stats are to Star Peak 2,359. This trail is located in the MaHaTawk range. To reach the base, one can go to 19th avenue and Dobbins road, and go south on 19th avenue to its southern end where there is a large parking area.

Take a trail west and slightly south for about 200 meters. At this point. the Warrior trail takes a sharp left, and heads steeply up a prominent ridge for about 1 mile, to the summit of 'star peak'. The elevation gain is about 1000 feet. One can descend the same way, or follow a eastern ridge for 1.2 miles to the MaHaTawk trail, and turn left and return to the trailhead. One can also turn right at Star peak, and in .5 mile meet the Alta Trail. Either take the Alta Trail to the left and descend 1.5 miles to the San Juan road. or turn right and hike 3 miles to the Alta Trailhead at San Juan Point. For most people, the ascent up the warrior trail will take at least 25 minutes.

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2001-06-29 sidhayes

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    Most recent of 41 deeper Triplog Reviews
    Warrior Trail
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    Morning hike. Up in 27. Based on that number, it takes me longer to come down than to go up :? Parking lot filled to capacity and then some. Counted 27 cars not including what was on the street. Never realized that this was such an active TH in the weekend. No wildlife. Met 12 hikers and two runners. Hanks to the clouds, I was in the shade for most of the climb up. Still humid though.
    Warrior Trail
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    Afternoon hike with family up Warrior. (Unfortunately) family is not into hiking quite like I am. Wife made it halfway before finding an ideal rock upon which to wait for our return. Daughter and family friend made it to the top with a couple of rests along the way. It is a steep, but rewarding climb. Checked out the nearby westward peak and headed back down. Trail was seeing quite a bit of action. Encountered 16 hikers and 1 trail runner ( :app: ) on the way down.
    Warrior Trail
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    After work hike. Hadn't realized that they had done a face lift to this trail until I got there. Nice to have this as an official trail. Always felt conscientious when I hiked this in the past. Also nice to have a nearby trail with sone teeth to it...and this one can bite! Very uphill, well outside my ability to jog for any stretch.....Got on the trail around 4pm. Trail actually seemed steeper to me than the original track despite what BobP says. This might be because the original was more distracting, being more rocky and interacting with nature may have kept me from realizing just how "up" it was. Trail was graded pretty much all the way to the top....ideal for running if you like 60% grades. There are still periodic laminated signs that guide you to the top.. Sounds like they have been there since the beginning of the year. Wonder when they are going to replace it with something a little more permanent. There are no signs at the top, but the trail is well enough defined that there is little chance that someone could mistakenly try to descend the wrong way. The signs make a reappearance as the T Bone Loop Trail ties back into the Ma Ha Tauk. I went for making this a true T Bone Loop by following, what are currently user trails, down to ramada area and joining up with the "original" (though that has changed quite a bit in the last several years as well) T Bone Trail. Saw some green ribbons along the way, so there is a chance that this user trail may eventually become part of the T bone Loop. Nice little loop. I'm glad the park service finally gave in and adopted this trail that was already a fairly well known and well used alternative option. Just wished that they had consulted with HAZ in regards to the naming of it. The Warrior Trail is much more appropriate than the T Bone Loop Trail.
    Warrior Trail
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    Mad Max Road Warrior Loop
    After being in exile for 3 years, I made a return to the dystopian Mad Max Road Warrior Loop. I arrived at 0-4-55 just as the uniformed ecologist was preparing the waystation portal for this day's band of fearless explorers. I was shortly thereafter joined by the beautiful and deadly Gallydoll who was armed and ready for any beasts or harsh environmental adversities we may encounter on the Warrior ascent. Time has not been kind to this desolate landscape as we found it void of any living organism. After cresting the Ma-Ha-Tauk ridgeline we started our descent on the Alta trajectory and passed four wise wanderers from the West. They were able to provide a detailed account of the terrors that may lie before us. Maintaining a steady pace we successfully navigated the Ma-Ha-Tauk line back to the portal and escaped none the worse, neither richer nor poorer, to live another day.
    Warrior Trail
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    After work hike. Got on the trail around 4:30. Typically I like to try and jog my trails, but this is not a trail designed for least for someone at my level. Did a loop, going up on the Warrior and then took the user trail east down to where it connects to the Ma Ha Tauk. When making this connection, there are a couple of user trails to chose from. I stayed on the most eastern strand as I descended. I took the Ma Ha Tauk back to the TH. Saw one hiker while I was out and that was it. The weather was fine with a nice breeze.
    Warrior Trail
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    I had to make a run up to Kingman for work and got dumped on. I heard two inches of rain or so. :scared: to drive in. The one cool thing was to see the Hassayampa running.I think it's cool were it runs through Wickenburg and also were it goes under the train truss a little east of town. I hit this trail on the way home for stress release :lol: . It reminded me of my ol friend BobP :( :) . I thought last years time was bad. This getting old and still plump :o is wearing on me. the rain had stopped but the poppies did not want to open...
    Warrior Trail
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    Ma Ha Warrior Loop
    Damn it was cold. And windy. And rainy. I swear it was warmer snowshoeing this weekend! I think Joe should rethink his aversion to snow hikes. This 48-degree windy rain crap is much less enjoyable--still beats hiking in 100 degrees though! No contest! Nonetheless, made it a pretty short loop. Got buzzed by a helicopter that took off from the park entrance and seemed to be verifying we were actually there on purpose. Probably a reasonable inquiry. Managed to avoid the extra few unplanned miles from the last trip!
    Warrior Trail
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    It's been awhile since I visited this trail. Pretty much did a repeat of what I've done in the past. Up on Warrior and then followed the trail east down to the Ha Ha Tauk. Then I took one of several user trails that connect to the T Bone and then took the T Bone back to the car. Only a couple of cars at the lot when I got there, but didn't see anyone on the trails. Nice day, clear skies, temps in the 90's, very little breeze.
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    Maricopa Night Warrior
    Fun night hike. Rare Bob-sighting! :) Nice to meet rcorfman!

    The snake-whisperer lead us to a feisty speckled. After I passed and it put a nice strike toward rcorfman, I was happy to have my gun so I could fire a warning shot. At Joe. It got him out of his cement shoes. :lol: Two feet, two inches, something was probably lost in the metric conversion.

    Perfect weather and a nice break on the peak. The western parts of the park seem more remote.

    Joe was telling me how much he likes the lower part of the Alta Trail, so we decided to check it out. It's nice, but probably more scenic during the day.

    I'm a somo novice. Joe basically grew up here. Linda hikes here 9 times a week. Neither was any help when I led everybody astray. Three times. Nonetheless I take full responsibility. :sorrry:

    Some of the extras messed with the schedule and the DQ was closed. ](*,)

    Overall a pretty good Wednesday on the mountain.
    Warrior Trail
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    Only had time for a quick one today, I had to make it home to go to the science fair at my daughter's school. I thought I would revisit this hike, good combo of elevation gain and solitude to meet my needs. Pulled in to the 19th avenue parking lot about 3:30 and was the only vehicle there. Made good time around and did the CCW loop. I saw a grand total of three other people while out there, just about perfect. Finished up a fantastic weather hike right before the wind kicked up, and then had a solid 45 minutes trying to chug up the I-17 to the school. Good times!

    Most things are done blooming out here right now, but the Ironwoods are giving a great show still.

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