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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
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,956
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  7:10am - 6:11pm
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1 Alternative
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Dome Mountain Loop
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9.6 mi
3,082 ft
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1.0 mi
190 ft
Twin Arches
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0.9 mi away
2.2 mi
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Blue Ridge -  Goldfield Mtns
Blue Ridge - Goldfield Mtns
1.1 mi away
2.1 mi
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Bulldog Cyn to Salt River
Bulldog Cyn to Salt River
1.1 mi away
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561 ft
Peak 3134 - Apache Junction Quad
Peak 3134 - Apache Junction Quad
1.1 mi away
6.1 mi
1,336 ft
Bulldog Canyon Loop
1.1 mi away
5.0 mi
600 ft
1.1 mi away
1.3 mi
233 ft
Orohai Wash
Orohai Wash
1.4 mi away
1.0 mi
225 ft
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Three Lesser Peaks Trail is a 5.58 mile one way hike with 1,517 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 12 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. February and January are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.

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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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

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    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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    Information is listed below

    Map Drive
    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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