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Shake Tree Trail # 44, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 5.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,238 feet
Elevation Gain 2,350 feet
Avg Time One Way 3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 13.23
Interest Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
Backpack Yes
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2  2018-02-18
Mazatzal Peak Loop
The_N
2  2018-02-03
Mazatzal Peak Loop
hikerdw
5  2018-01-06
Mazatzal Peak Loop
The_N
7  2016-09-16
Mazatzal Trail Maintenance
The_N
12  2016-08-06
Mazatzal Peak Loop
The_N
34  2016-04-02
Mazatzal Peak Loop
jacobemerick
8  2016-04-01
Mazatzal Divide Trail #23
The_N
8  2015-10-03
Mazatzal Peak Summit
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov → 7 AM
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:58am - 5:22pm
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Barnhardt - Sandy Saddle Loop
Barnhardt - Sandy Saddle Loop
same trailhead
15.0 mi
4,735 ft
Barnhardt Canyon
same trailhead
6.0 mi
2,000 ft
Barnhardt Trail #43
Barnhardt Trail #43
same trailhead
12.4 mi
2,132 ft
Club Cabin
Club Cabin
same trailhead
34.5 mi
Half Moon Trail #288
Half Moon Trail #288
same trailhead
4.1 mi
552 ft
Mazatzal Peak Loop
Mazatzal Peak Loop
same trailhead
15.0 mi
3,200 ft
Mazatzal Peak Summit
Mazatzal Peak Summit
same trailhead
11.8 mi
4,400 ft
Y Bar Trail #44
Y Bar Trail #44
same trailhead
5.6 mi
2,994 ft
Horse Camp Seep - Mazatzals
0.0 mi away
19.3 mi
3,754 ft
North Fork Falls of Deadman Canyon
North Fork Falls of Deadman Canyon
0.0 mi away
18.0 mi
3,169 ft
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A short cut around the east side of Mazatzal peak
by Wild Bill

Likely In-Season!
Note: This is the exact same trail as the Y Bar Basin Trail.

History: This trail is often referred to as the Y bar tank trail by the local Cowboys of the area, I always enjoy the views looking east toward the Sierra Ancha Mountain the Mogollon Rim to the north, this trail was a known trail and often used By early pioneers like David Gowan due to the abundant wild life in the area


Hike: The first there 2.75 miles there are switch backs and some really neat washes as you climb to about 5500 ft and come to Cactus ridge, you cut southwest up the valley to heading towards Y Bar tanks at the 3.6 mile point your at about 6300 ft.where you then drop back down to around 5800 ft. until the 4.25 mile point as you arrive at the Y-Bar tanks.this is a great over night camping spot if so inclined, there is a fork in the trail so if you want to go around to the back side of Mazatzal peak (a short-cut) you can head west ,or you can head south up to the Mazatzal Divide trail to the south as well. I went west around to the back side of the Mazatzal's. I got to see an awesome sunset over Horseshoe Lake some 13 miles away, at the turn around point I was at around 6550 ft. after walking around 5.4 miles. Another interest thing with this trail is that your really close to the peak if your interested in conquering the Mazatzal Peak at 7903 ft. instead of going around from the Barnhardt trail to the mazatzal Divide way north of the turn around point.

Wild Bill

    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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    Directions
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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To Barnhardt Trailhead
    From the corner of SR87 & SR260 in Payson go south on SR87 for 14.5 miles to the signed turnoff for Barnhardt trailhead (forest road 419). Follow FR419 5 miles to its end. The parking area is fairly large. Barnhardt trailhead is located at the west end of the parking area. From Phoenix take SR87 north out of Mesa to Payson. The turnoff to the trailhead is 4mi north of the 188 intersection. (think rest stop)

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 83.4 mi - about 1 hour 45 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 182 mi - about 3 hours 4 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 126 mi - about 2 hours 31 mins
    page created by Wild Bill on Aug 30 2010 4:33 pm
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