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Signal Wash Trail - Usery, AZ

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Distance One Way 0.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,712 feet
Elevation Gain 25 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 0.88
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Routes 100
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Trips 372 map ( 1,808 miles )
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Location Mesa AZ
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Seasons   Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun  5:38am - 7:27pm
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Located in the southeast area of Usery Mountain Park. The trail runs from the Spillway trailhead at Signal Butte and McClellan Road and terminates at its north end were it links back up with the Spillway Trail before it reaches the Levee. The Trail can be reached from 3 places. The Spillway Trailhead at McClellan Road, The Signal Wash trailhead located in the mid point of the trail located at Signal Butte Road and Jensen and at the north end from the Spillway Trail.

The trail is soft loose sand for its total length and is in good condition but receives heavy equestrian traffic and has the road apple problem that many of the trails in Usery have. Also when it has been dry for a while it becomes quite dusty, so when you get a fast moving group of riders pass you expect to get dusted. The trail is an active wash and in heavy rain can flood, but the sides are not very high so it would be easy to get out of the path of moving water. Being a wash the trail is well shaded. At the north end the trail is wide and becomes quite narrow as it reaches its southern end.

This trail can be used to create a nice loop from the Spillway Trailhead or the Signal Wash Trailhead using other trails in the Usery Mountain Park trail system.

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2011-10-06 BEEBEE
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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.

Permit $$
Maricopa Regional Parks - Fees more info

$7 per vehicle,$85 annual or trade your first born for the life pass

$2 walk, bike or horse ride into park

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Paved - Car Okay

To hike
From Brown Road take Signal Butte Road north to the McClellan Road trail head The trail is located on the east side of the intersection and is clearly marked, or use the trailhead at Jensen Parking is currently allowd on the east side of Signal Butte near both trailheads.
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