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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
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5  2019-02-02 hikerdw
7  2017-12-02 hikerdw
14  2010-11-29
Orohai Wash
AZLOT69
26  2010-11-15 AZLOT69
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,872
Routes 15,972
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  5:47am - 7:03pm
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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.


Overview
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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2010-11-15

    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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    Directions
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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.
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