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Desert Park Trail - MSP, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 3.14 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,711 feet
Elevation Gain 605 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.16
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5  2020-01-25
Gateway - Lookout - Desert Park Loop
The_Eagle
4  2020-01-25
Gateway - Lookout - Desert Park Loop
joebartels
31  2019-02-23
Gateway hike - snow day
tibber
4  2018-10-13
McD lil' Loop
The_Eagle
7  2017-09-30
McDowell Balloon
The_Eagle
8  2017-04-30 DarthStiller
7  2017-02-26
Micky D Loop
syoung
3  2016-12-26
Micky D Loop
The_Eagle
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Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,859
Routes 16,170
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 23 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar
Sun  5:27am - 7:39pm
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Overview
Desert hiking on backyards of luxury residential and golfing community 'DC Ranch' with following accent into the hills.


Alternate access via Desert Camp Dr is another option.

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2010-03-31
  • 2018 Southern Region
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    2018 Southern Region
  • 2018 Gateway
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    2018 Gateway
  • 2018 Tom's Thumb
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    2018 Tom's Thumb

One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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.

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To Gateway Trailhead
Take the 101 to the Princess Drive/Pima Road exit. Go north on Pima Road to Union Hills Drive. Turn right (east) on Union Hills Drive to Thompson Peak Parkway. Turn right on Thompson Peak Parkway and head south about 1/2 mile to the Gateway Visitor Center on the left. There's plenty of parking and nice facilities here.

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Take 101 to Bell Road exit (by way of either FLW Blvd exit 39 arriving from the south or Pima/Princess exit 36 arriving from the north). Go East on Bell road 1.7 miles and turn left onto Thompson Peak Parkway. The Gateway is 0.7 miles on the right. (18333 N. Thompson Peak Parkway)

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) - 28.4 mi, 36 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - 126 mi, 2 hours 6 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - 141 mi, 2 hours 33 mins
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