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Horseshoe Trail - MSP, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.85 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,695 feet
Elevation Gain 125 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.27
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  6:58am - 5:25pm
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Windgate Bell Loop
Windgate Bell Loop
same trailhead
10.1 mi
1,967 ft
Desert Park Trail - MSP
Desert Park Trail - MSP
0.5 mi away
3.1 mi
605 ft
Gateway - Bajada Nature Trail - MSP
Gateway - Bajada Nature Trail - MSP
0.5 mi away
0.7 mi
16 ft
Gateway Loop Trail - MSP
Gateway Loop Trail - MSP
0.5 mi away
4.4 mi
838 ft
Inspiration Point via Windgate
Inspiration Point via Windgate
0.5 mi away
6.0 mi
1,300 ft
Saguaro Trail - MSP
0.5 mi away
0.4 mi
72 ft
Tom
Tom's Thumb Loop off Windgate Pass Trail
0.5 mi away
13.0 mi
3,125 ft
Equestrian Bypass Trail - MSP
0.6 mi away
0.3 mi
21 ft
Saguaro Loop Trail - MSP
0.8 mi away
0.3 mi
56 ft
Levee Trail - MSP
0.9 mi away
1.0 mi
238 ft
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Overview
Horseshoe Trail - MSP is a 0.85 mile one way hike with 125 feet elevation gain. Located 3 miles south of Scottsdale Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. February and January are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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    MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 1
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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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Directions
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To Horseshoe Trailhead
Take the 101 Pima Freeway to the Princess Drive/Pima Road exit. Go north on Pima Road to Union Hills Drive. Turn right (east) on Union Hills Drive. Turn into the parking lot for the health club at the southeast corner of Union Hills Drive and North Thompson Peak Parkway. Parking for the Horseshoe Trail is permitted in the southeast corner of the lot. A sign for the McDowell Sonoran Preserve marks the start of the trail.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) - 28.9 mi, 34 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - 126 mi, 2 hours 5 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - 140 mi, 2 hours 31 mins
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