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Bobcat Trail - Sonoran Preserve, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 1,583 feet
Elevation Gain 79 feet
Accumulated Gain 86 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.29
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  7:01am - 5:25pm
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Western Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve
1.2 mi away
0.4 mi
255 ft
Dixie Summit Trail - Sonoran Preserve
1.5 mi away
0.3 mi
152 ft
Valle Verde Trail - Sonoran Preserve
Valle Verde Trail - Sonoran Preserve
1.7 mi away
1.3 mi
48 ft
Dixie Mountain Loop - Sonoran Preserve
Dixie Mountain Loop - Sonoran Preserve
1.8 mi away
3.8 mi
612 ft
Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran Preserve
1.9 mi away
1.1 mi
131 ft
Hawk's Nest Trail - Sonoran Preserve
2.0 mi away
0.5 mi
236 ft
Union Hills Loop
Union Hills Loop
2.0 mi away
5.8 mi
1,530 ft
Sonoran Preserve - Peak 2383
Sonoran Preserve - Peak 2383
2.0 mi away
8.1 mi
1,432 ft
Tramonto Trail
Tramonto Trail
2.1 mi away
1.9 mi
298 ft
Sonoran Preserve - North Area
Sonoran Preserve - North Area
2.2 mi away
6.0 mi
700 ft
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Likely In-Season!
Bobcat Trail - Sonoran Preserve is a 1 mile one way hike with 86 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 14 miles north-northeast of Glendale Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. February and January are the best months to enjoy this hike.

An out and back hike of about 2 miles or serves as a connection to the Dixie Mountain Loop and the rest of the Sonoran Preserve trails system beyond. The trail begins at the eastern end of Sonoran Desert Drive, there is no designated parking available yet, only walk in access. The trail crosses two large washes, meanders along gently rolling hills before ending at the 2.25 mile post of the Dixie Mountain Loop.

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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
Paved - Car Okay

To Desert Vista Trailhead
From I-17 and Jomax Rd, take Jomax to it's east end. Turn left on North Valley Pkwy, right on Copperhead Trail, left on Melvern Trail, and right on Desert Vista Trail to go behind the neighborhood community center. Desert Vista dead ends at the trailhead parking lot. Studying a map before you go is recommended as the trailhead is somewhat hidden in the neighborhood.

Address: 1901 W Desert Vista Trail, Phoenix

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 29.4 mi, 34 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 134 mi, 2 hours 4 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 122 mi, 1 hour 54 mins
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