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Bear Wallow Trail #333, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,273 feet
Elevation Gain 87 feet
Accumulated Gain 148 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.29
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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Chiricahua Peak from Rustler Park TH
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Chiricahua Peak from Rustler Park TH
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Chiricahua Peak Centella Point
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep → 9 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Autumn
Sun  5:42am - 7:00pm
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2 Alternative
Historic Fire Perimetersacres
🔥 2011 Horseshoe 2 Fire158.9 mi*
🔥 1994 Rattlesnake Fire50.4 mi*
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*perimeter length in miles

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This inner wilderness connector trail is accessed via the Crest Trail #270. It is most generally used in conjunction with the Centella Trail #334 to go view Centella Point.

Bear Wallow Trail completes a rough loop that connects either with the south end of Flys Peak Trail or the Crest Trail #270 at one end, and with the Centella Trail at the other.

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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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Map Drive
FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

To Rustler Park CG Trailhead
From Tucson, take I-10 east to Willcox. From Willcox, head south on AZ Highway 186 for 33 miles. Turn left (east) on AZ Highway 181 toward Chiricahua National Monument and drive 3 miles, then turn right (south) on FR 42 (Pinery Canyon Road). Continue up Pinery Canyon on FR 42 for 12 miles to the junction with FR 42D (Rustler Park Road), at Onion Saddle. Turn right and drive about 2.8 miles on FR 42D to the signed parking area for Rustler Park Trailhead on the left.

Forest Roads 42 and 42D are gravel roads suitable for passenger vehicles. Open from April through November, they are not plowed and are usually closed following early or late season snowstorms. These roads are rough and dusty and may be muddy and slick after a rain.

2009-08-11 Preston Sands: Sign at Rustler Park TH indicates trailhead parking is $5.00. It was not there last October.

2009-09-22 Vashti: Campground fees are currently $10/night, trailhead parking is listed as $5/night on the sign.

2021-10-06 JoelHazelton: Trailhead parking is $8.00

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 243 mi - about 4 hours 28 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 134 mi - about 2 hours 53 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 387 mi - about 6 hours 34 mins
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