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Oak Creek Loop - Greenback Valley, AZ

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 4.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,241 feet
Elevation Gain 950 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,360 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 11.4
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Ruins, Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
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12  2012-04-06 ssk44
19  2012-04-06 Grasshopper
5  2012-04-05
Malicious Gap Campsite
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11  2012-04-05
Malicious Gap Campsite
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26  2011-12-10 ssk44
35  2011-12-10 Grasshopper
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov
Sun  7:27am - 5:46pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Little Cherry Creek Trail
Little Cherry Creek Trail
0.3 mi away
12.6 mi
3,115 ft
Boneyback Peak
Boneyback Peak
0.4 mi away
2.6 mi
1,600 ft
Panther Gulch
Panther Gulch
1.9 mi away
Copper Mtn Points - Lower/Upper
Copper Mtn Points - Lower/Upper
1.9 mi away
Bear Head Mountain Loop - Sierra Ancha
Bear Head Mountain Loop - Sierra Ancha
2.4 mi away
3.4 mi
1,632 ft
Malicious Gap
Malicious Gap
2.4 mi away
2.5 mi
650 ft
Greenback Peak
Greenback Peak
2.7 mi away
4.5 mi
850 ft
Dupont Canyon
Dupont Canyon
3.7 mi away
3.0 mi
-1,290 ft
Dupont Rim
Dupont Rim
3.7 mi away
8.4 mi
2,615 ft
Lambing Creek
Lambing Creek
3.9 mi away
1.7 mi
745 ft
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Syllabus
Oak Creek Loop - Greenback Valley is a 4.6 mile round trip hike with 1,360 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 44 miles east-northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. April and October 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: Diverse backcountry exploration hike with classic Sierra Ancha terrain and ancient Indian ruins. The route is a mix of abandoned road bed, rugged off-trail, and basic canyoneering. Bushwhacking is moderate.

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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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Directions
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FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

To hike
From Punkin Center... FR71 - Greenback Valley - FR236A - Destination (Faint overgrown roadbed leading north)
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