Yield to Horses!
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.
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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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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.