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Gadsden Trail - Estrella Mtn RP, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,099 feet
Elevation Gain 170 feet
Accumulated Gain 409 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.36
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov
Sun  7:09am - 6:18pm
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Dysart Trail - Estrella Mtn RP
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Butterfield Trail - Estrella Mtn RP
0.7 mi away
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Rainbow Valley to Gadsden Loop
0.8 mi away
6.1 mi
Butterfield / Pedersen / Coldwater Loop
Butterfield / Pedersen / Coldwater Loop
0.9 mi away
14.7 mi
1,195 ft
Coldwater Trail - Estrella Mtn RP
0.9 mi away
2.9 mi
365 ft
Rock Knob / Rainbow Loop
Rock Knob / Rainbow Loop
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Rainbow Valley - Toothaker Loop
Rainbow Valley - Toothaker Loop
0.9 mi away
8.4 mi
1,110 ft
Rainbow Valley Trail - Estrella Mtn RP
0.9 mi away
4.2 mi
400 ft
Toothaker Trail - Estrella Mtn RP
Toothaker Trail - Estrella Mtn RP
0.9 mi away
3.6 mi
483 ft
Pedersen Trail - Estrella Mtn RP
1.4 mi away
8.3 mi
452 ft
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Gadsden Trail - Estrella Mtn RP is a 6 mile one way hike with 409 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 18 miles south-southwest of Glendale Arizona. January and December are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Overview: Trail is located in the Estrella Mountain Regional Park and involves a 1 mile hike into the park to reach the trail head. Trail is comprised of hiking low lying hills and a significant wash towards the backend of the trail. Trail is marked, well established and mapped by the Estrella Mountain Park.

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  • Estrella Baseline 2013 Map
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    Estrella Baseline 2013 Map
  • Estrella 2016 Trail Map
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    Estrella 2016 Trail Map
  • Estrella 2016 Park Overview Map
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    Estrella 2016 Park Overview Map

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 $$
Maricopa Regional Parks - Fees more info

$7 per vehicle or $85 annual

$2 walk, bike or horse ride into park

Map Drive
Connector trail - Not Applicable

To hike
From Phoenix head west on I-10. Exit and head South on Estrella Parkway. Turn East on W. Vineyard Ave. The Estrella Mountain Park entrance will be on the south side within the first mile. Upon entering the park follow 143rd DR. to the its culmination. (Maps are available upon entering the park).
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