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Blue Ridge - Goldfield Mtns, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 2.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,057 feet
Elevation Gain 348 feet
Accumulated Gain 911 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.14
Interest Perennial Creek
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15  2015-01-18
Bulldog Canyon Trailhead Sampler
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45  2015-01-18
SE Goldfield Loop with variation
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7  2014-12-24
SE Goldfield Loop
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15  2012-07-08
Bulldog Canyon Loop
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5  2012-03-12 AZLOT69
8  2011-09-28
Bulldog Canyon Loop
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov
Sun  6:58am - 5:23pm
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Bulldog Cyn to Salt River
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8.3 mi
561 ft
Peak 3134 - Apache Junction Quad
Peak 3134 - Apache Junction Quad
0.0 mi away
6.1 mi
1,336 ft
Bulldog Canyon Loop
0.0 mi away
5.0 mi
600 ft
Cactus
Cactus
0.3 mi away
1.3 mi
233 ft
Idaho Trailhead to The Mask
0.9 mi away
2.0 mi
500 ft
Three Lesser Peaks Trail
Three Lesser Peaks Trail
1.1 mi away
5.6 mi
1,517 ft
Dome Mountain
1.2 mi away
2.0 mi
1,357 ft
Dome Mountain Loop
Dome Mountain Loop
1.2 mi away
9.6 mi
3,082 ft
Prickly
Prickly
1.2 mi away
1.0 mi
190 ft
Keyhole Arch
Keyhole Arch
1.3 mi away
2.5 mi
288 ft
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Blue Ridge - Goldfield Mtns is a 2.1 mile one way hike with 911 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 12 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. January and December are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: An interesting trail hike in an area that had previously been abused by motor vehicles. The forest service is trying to curb the activity. This hike is open to mountain bikes hiking and horses and is an urban hike as the valley is generally visible. Overlooked by many, there are few others on the trail. The trail starts off as a jeep road but quickly turns into singletrack. At the junction with Orohai Trail, a right turn will bring you to Keyhole Arch or the Packsaddle trailhead. Nice edge of town hike.

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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.

    Permit $$
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    Directions
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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Apache Junction, north on Idaho Road to McKellips. Right on McKellips to Wolverine Pass, left on Wolverine Pass to Tonto drive. Right on Tonto Drive(pavement ends) to Cactus (sign hard to read), Left turn on Cactus (north), east on McDowell and follow it to the trailhead where FS 10 is blocked by a locked iron gate.
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