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New River Ruins is a 1 mile round trip hike with 700 feet elevation gain. Located 22 miles north-northwest of Scottsdale Arizona. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
Overview: As described in Dave Wilson's "Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen". There is no trailhead, the ruins are at the top of the rocky hill on the right of the trail. There is no trail, just bushwack for 0.5miles along the east (left) side of the barbed wire fence. Some rock scrambling is necessary to get to the top, probably easiest on the South side, but possible from the North too.
Check out the Official Route.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.