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Stock Bypass - Saguaro NP, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Multi-Loop 0.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,787 feet
Elevation Gain -44 feet
Accumulated Gain 8 feet
Avg Time One Way 20 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 0.53
Backpack No
Dogs not allowed
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Mar → Any
Seasons   Autumn to Early Spring
Sun  6:50am - 5:24pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Garwood Trail
0.1 mi away
1.5 mi
197 ft
Manning Camp via Douglas Spring
Manning Camp via Douglas Spring
0.2 mi away
26.0 mi
6,300 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
Douglas Spring Trail to Douglas Spring CG
Douglas Spring Trail to Douglas Spring CG
0.2 mi away
12.9 mi
2,509 ft
Garwood Dam Loop
0.2 mi away
9.1 mi
1,400 ft
Douglas Spring Trail
Douglas Spring Trail
0.2 mi away
10.7 mi
3,700 ft
Wildhorse Trail - Saguaro NP
Wildhorse Trail - Saguaro NP
0.2 mi away
2.1 mi
500 ft
Creosote Trail - Saguaro NP
0.3 mi away
0.6 mi
68 ft
Freight Wagon Trail - Saguaro NP
0.3 mi away
1.3 mi
76 ft
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Yield to Horses!
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Overview
The Stock Bypass Trail provides a link between the Douglas Spring and Wildhorse Trailheads. The trail's primary purpose is to allow equestrian riders parked at Wildhorse Trailhead a convenient way to access Douglas Spring Trail without having to travel along Speedway Boulevard. Despite its intended purpose, human traffic seems to outnumbers equestrian traffic most days of the week.

Hike
From Garwood Trail, head west along the Stock Bypass trail as it begins to work its way along a series of stone steps. The trail will gradually rise and fall as it works its way through the desert. The trail will soon dip into a sandy wash and begin to head to the northwest. The trail will follow the wash for a short ways until you are just able to see Douglas Spring Trailhead through the brush off to your right. Although a use trail turns right here and heads to the parking lot, the Bypass Trail actually turns left (south) and climbs out of the wash. The trail will run to the south for a short distance before curving west again and straightening out. Follow this level stretch directly west for just over a tenth of a mile to the intersection with Wildhorse Trail.

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


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To Douglas Spring Trailhead
From I-10 & Speedway Blvd exit #257, travel East on Speedway Blvd 17.4 miles to the trailhead.

The final major crossroad will be Freeman and "Dead End" signs will begin to appear. The trailhead is a small parking area with a picnic able and ample signage at the dead end of Speedway.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 129 mi - about 2 hours 17 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 19.4 mi - about 41 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 272 mi - about 4 hours 23 mins
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