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Wood Canyon to 3953 Saddle, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 10.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,887 feet
Elevation Gain 850 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,050 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 15.65
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Seasonal Creek
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Preferred   Feb, Mar, Nov, Jan
Sun  7:28am - 5:41pm
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Wood Canyon - Tower Arch
Wood Canyon - Tower Arch
0.0 mi away
2.0 mi
545 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
0.7 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
Hill 3464 - Superior
Hill 3464 - Superior
2.2 mi away
6.8 mi
1,457 ft
Kanes Spring from FR257 - Teapot Mountain Topo
2.2 mi away
1.2 mi
308 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 to 3953 Saddle is a 10.4 mile round trip hike with 1,050 feet accumulated 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.

Overview: Download and follow the posted 5.2 mile one way Official GPS Route for this enjoyable and scenic "off trail" hike up canyon utilizing a well maintained horse "use route" and the easy to follow Wood Canyon Creek drainage for 4.5 miles to connect with AZT- Passage#17, then an additional .70 mile hike north(up) AZT Passage 17 to your turn-around location at a scenic high saddle just off the AZT for views south to the White Canyon Wilderness, north to Picketpost Mountain and the Superstition Wilderness with distant Weavers Needle views;

Check out the Official Route.

    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
    From the Phoenix Area: Hwy 60 east to Superior then Hwy 177 south for ~2.6mls to a Right Turn on signed Arnet Road (FR240) then download and follow the posted Driving Directions GPS Route for 3.02 miles to "Parking/TH Start" for this hike (at N33.22836 W111.11495);
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