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Freight Wagon Trail - Saguaro NP, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,738 feet
Accumulated Gain 76 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.55
Dogs not allowed
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
5  2013-03-22
SNP Freight Wagon Trail
5  2009-02-28
Carrillo Trail - Saguaro NP
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Mar
Seasons   Winter to Spring
Sun  6:50am - 5:24pm
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Nearby Area Water
Creosote Trail - Saguaro NP
0.0 mi away
0.6 mi
68 ft
Shantz Trail - Saguaro NP
Shantz Trail - Saguaro NP
0.1 mi away
4.9 mi
293 ft
Wildhorse Trail - Saguaro NP
Wildhorse Trail - Saguaro NP
0.2 mi away
2.1 mi
500 ft
Douglas Spring Trail
Douglas Spring Trail
0.2 mi away
10.7 mi
3,700 ft
Garwood Dam Loop
0.2 mi away
9.1 mi
1,400 ft
Bridal Wreath
Bridal Wreath
0.2 mi away
5.9 mi
1,121 ft
Bridal Wreath Falls Loop
Bridal Wreath Falls Loop
0.2 mi away
7.2 mi
1,250 ft
Manning Camp via Douglas Spring
Manning Camp via Douglas Spring
0.2 mi away
26.0 mi
6,300 ft
Douglas Spring Trail to Douglas Spring CG
Douglas Spring Trail to Douglas Spring CG
0.2 mi away
12.9 mi
2,509 ft
Bajada Wash
Bajada Wash
0.2 mi away
1.0 mi
136 ft
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Freight Wagon Trail - Saguaro NP is a 1.3 mile one way hike with 76 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 12 miles east of Tucson Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. February and January are the best months to enjoy this hike.

2012 Notice! This trail has been decommissioned.

Overview: Connector trail that runs between Wild Horse and Carrillo trails. About 0.3mi off Wild Horse via Shantz Trailhead.

0.2mi to Creosote Trail
0.3mi to Wagon Spur Trail
0.2mi to Wentworth Trail
0.2mi to Bajada Vista Trail
0.4mi to Carrillo Trail

Old map prior to 2012

Check out the Official Route.

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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.

Permit $$

Saguaro National Park
$15 vehicle, $10 motorcycle or $5 for any individual on foot or bicycle - the receipt is valid for 7 days Fees

Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To Shantz Trailhead
I-10 SE out of Tucson exit 267 for Valencia Rd. Turn left at E Valencia Rd follow 3.1 mi. Turn left at S Kolb Rd follow 1.6 mi. Turn right at E Irvington R follow 4.0 mi. Turn left at S Houghton Rd follow 1.0 mi. Turn right at E Escalante Rd follow 2.0 mi. Turn left at S Old Spanish Trail follow 0.3 mi. Turn right at S Cactus Forest Dr follow 2.3 mi to Shantz Trailhead.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 135 mi - about 2 hours 19 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 25.2 mi - about 44 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 278 mi - about 4 hours 25 mins
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