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Three Lesser Peaks Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 5.58 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,186 feet
Elevation Gain 948 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,517 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 10.64
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Creek & Peak
Dogs not allowed
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38  2019-02-07
Three Lesser Peaks Loop
5  2019-02-02 hikerdw
7  2017-12-02 hikerdw
14  2010-11-29
Orohai Wash
26  2010-11-15 AZLOT69
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author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  6:14am - 6:23pm
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This exciting Goldfield bushwhack passes over a variety of interesting terrain, bags three Goldfield Peaks, takes in a couple natural arches, passes by a hidden valley on its way to major washes leading to the junction with the Packsaddle Trail. This trail is best combined with one of several optional trails to make it a shuttle, key exchange, loop or extended backpack.

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    Three Lesser Peaks Trail
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    Parked at the Dome Mountain TH and made a loop out of this great off trail hike. We saw a group of 7 deer near Bulldog Canyon. The use trail up to Peak 3134 was very easy to follow and the off trail hiking between the lesser peaks was very straight forward, even enjoyable. While on Peak 3134 the temps cooled and the sky opened ever so slightly to provide a welcomed drizzle. After a snack on 3047 we dropped down off the ridge line into Weeks Wash and finished off the loop via some road and horse trails. Fantastic day :)
    Three Lesser Peaks Trail
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    Did this as a self shuttle using my truck and quad at the Cactus Trailhead and Tomahawk Mine trailhead. Peaks bagged are Peak 3134, Peak 3089 and Peak 3047. I found no registers. Fun day, saw no one else all day. Definitely a wilderness bushwhack with route finding being a premium asset. The GPS route will be an asset for those who choose to follow.

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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    This trail starts where the cactus trail ends. From Apache Junction, north on Idaho Road to McKellips. Right on McKellips to Wolverine Pass, left on Wolverine Pass to Tonto drive. Right on Tonto Drive(pavement ends) to Cactus (sign hard to read), Left turn on Cactus (north), east on McDowell and follow it to the trailhead where FS 10 is blocked by a locked iron gate. This Trail is part of the 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 and you could actually park at the Three Lesser Peaks Trailhead.
    page created by AZLOT69 on Nov 15 2010 8:24 pm
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