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Piestewa Basin Trail #1D, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.65 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,507 feet
Elevation Gain 321 feet
Accumulated Gain 321 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 1.72
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Author joebartels
author avatar Guides 241
Routes 830
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Trips 4,640 map ( 23,715 miles )
Age 50 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Sun  6:37am - 5:48pm
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Myrtle's Backyard
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Note
Like the popular Dixie Peak 2,429, this is not a signed trail. If the trail is signed area closed, do NOT enter.


From the West
#1D is the only trail that turns off Perl Charles Trail #1A in Myrtle Creek. Still wise to have a route on hand if you are new to the area. The trail is well defined and follows the Northside of Myrtle Creek.

Myrtle might be a sight to see after heavy rain. 0.4 mi up, the trail turns north where it meets Valley View Trail #1E. Bear right at the unsigned junction and continue up.

The trail ribbons in and out of shallow ravines heading east and up the basin. Then gently turns North to an increasingly aggressive ascent up to Basin Saddle. The tread gets a little loose after major rainstorms. There's no shame in taking a break if your heart isn't winning the race up to the saddle.

From the saddle, the trail drops 40 ft in elevation, turns right over to Irregular Link Trail #1C.

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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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