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Los Caballos Trail #638, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Payson > Show Low W
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 16 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,629 feet
Elevation Gain 555 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,650 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 24.25
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2  2018-09-25 larbrad
12  2015-09-23 topohiker
2  2013-09-08 TrekSafari
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep → 8 AM
Sun  7:24am - 5:41pm
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8.0 mi away
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8.0 mi away
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General Crook Connector #104A / Cottonwood Tr
General Crook Connector #104A / Cottonwood Tr
8.4 mi away
12.0 mi
1,317 ft
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The entire trail is a loop about 16 miles long. But it can be done in segments. From the west trailhead, I have walked along the north leg and also along the east leg.

The trail is generally along tall Ponderosa pine trees. In some areas fire has eliminated the trees and their shade. On the north leg, I recommend parking a vehicle at the east trailhead and starting the hike where the trail crosses Joe Tank gravel road.

Walking along Joe Tank road is okay, very little traffic; but often not much shade.

This trail may not be comfortable walking in the heat of July. During the early fall months it may rain daily especially in the late afternoon; the rain can be accompanied by thunder and lightening.

    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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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    West Trailhead
    From Show Low drive about four miles west on AZ-260 to Joe Tank Road. The first section of this road is paved; then it becomes gravel. Drive one mile to the trailhead.

    East Trailhead
    From downtown Show Low, drive two miles west. Turn right on State Highway 260 towards Payson/Heber. Drive 2.9 miles. After crossing Bagnal Draw, turn left on to Forest Road 136. Forest Road 136 is not marked. Drive 0.6 miles to the trailhead on the right.
    page created by joebartels on Sep 10 2013 10:44 am
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