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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Green Thumb, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,126 feet
Elevation Gain 209 feet
Accumulated Gain 412 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.87
Interest Seasonal Creek
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15  2017-01-08
Arches & Top Hat via Hackamore
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62  2017-01-08
Arches & Top Hat via Hackamore
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15  2015-01-18
Bulldog Canyon Trailhead Sampler
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45  2015-01-18
SE Goldfield Loop with variation
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2  2014-03-29 gymx
4  2011-08-13
Twin Arches
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14  2010-11-29
Orohai Wash
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6  2010-11-13 AZLOT69
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov
Sun  6:58am - 5:23pm
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Nearby Area Water
Packsaddle Trail
0.5 mi away
5.5 mi
180 ft
Keyhole Arch
Keyhole Arch
0.5 mi away
2.5 mi
288 ft
Orohai Loop
Orohai Loop
0.5 mi away
5.0 mi
250 ft
Twin Arches
Twin Arches
1.2 mi away
2.2 mi
676 ft
Rock House Trail
Rock House Trail
1.3 mi away
2.4 mi
150 ft
Bulldog Canyon Loop
1.4 mi away
5.0 mi
600 ft
Orohai Wash
Orohai Wash
1.4 mi away
1.0 mi
225 ft
Blue Ridge -  Goldfield Mtns
Blue Ridge - Goldfield Mtns
1.4 mi away
2.1 mi
911 ft
Bulldog Cyn to Salt River
Bulldog Cyn to Salt River
1.4 mi away
8.3 mi
561 ft
Peak 3134 - Apache Junction Quad
Peak 3134 - Apache Junction Quad
1.4 mi away
6.1 mi
1,336 ft
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Green Thumb is a 1.5 mile one way hike with 412 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 14 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. January and December are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: Nice exercise trail to make moderate loops or connecting for longer backpacks in the Goldfield Mountains. The Green Thumb is the unusual rock outcropping about one quarter mile into the hike.

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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.

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    To hike
    Access by vehicle to the Green Thumb trailhead is via Bull Dog Canyon OHV area and an administrative permit can be obtained at no cost from the Mesa Tonto Forest Office. The permit will allow further access beyond the gate for those with a four wheel drive vehicle. Highway 60 to Apache Junction exit 196, SR 88 ( the Apache Trail )north to milepost 199, turn left on Hackamore, 1.5 miles to the Packsaddle Trailhead. Take the Packsaddle trail north .50 miles to the unmarked Green Thumb Trailhead at the northwest corner of the former quarry.
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