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Wood Canyon - Tower Arch, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Globe > Superior SW
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,900 feet
Elevation Gain 545 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.82
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Creek & Peak
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50  2012-11-27 CannondaleKid
15  2011-01-08 ssk44
10  2011-01-08
Wood Canyon - Peak 4,054
23  2011-01-08 Grasshopper
2  2011-01-01 ssk44
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Preferred   Feb, Mar, Nov, Jan
Sun  7:27am - 5:43pm
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Official Route
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Wood Canyon to 3953 Saddle
Wood Canyon to 3953 Saddle
0.0 mi away
10.4 mi
1,050 ft
Wood Canyon - Peak 4,054
Wood Canyon - Peak 4,054
0.0 mi away
2.7 mi
1,170 ft
Wood Canyon - Upper Rim
Wood Canyon - Upper Rim
0.8 mi away
8.0 mi
1,657 ft
White Canyon via Wood Canyon
White Canyon via Wood Canyon
0.9 mi away
7.0 mi
1,000 ft
Peak 4110 - Mineral Mountain Quad
Peak 4110 - Mineral Mountain Quad
1.2 mi away
4.0 mi
1,370 ft
Wood Canyon from FR230 (Arnett Rd)
1.9 mi away
1.5 mi
200 ft
Arnett Creek - Telegraph Canyon Loop
Arnett Creek - Telegraph Canyon Loop
2.1 mi away
7.4 mi
1,063 ft
Kanes Spring from FR257 - Teapot Mountain Topo
2.2 mi away
1.2 mi
308 ft
Hill 3464 - Superior
Hill 3464 - Superior
2.2 mi away
6.8 mi
1,457 ft
White Rock 3012 - Telegraph Canyon
White Rock 3012 - Telegraph Canyon
2.2 mi away
2.0 mi
550 ft
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Likely In-Season!
Wood Canyon - Tower Arch is a 2 mile one way hike with 545 feet elevation gain. Located 38 miles east-southeast of Mesa Arizona. February and March 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.

Off-trail route accessing a unique moderate sized natural arch situated on a tower of rock overlooking Wood Canyon. The hike as posted ends at the summit of an adjoining secondary butte with great views of the arch and its beautiful surroundings. Truly a special destination.

Hike End: Lat. 33 Degrees/12'/34.47"/N & Long. 111 Degrees/06'/44.12"/W (3,429 Feet)

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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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Map Drive
High Clearance possible when dry

To hike
Mesa (East Valley) - US60 - Superior - State Route 177 - Arnett Road (FR230) - Arnett Creek (Unmarked "high-clearance" road) - Wood Canyon (Unmarked "high-clearance" road) - Destination (Also see posted GPS driving route)
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