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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Prospector Trail - MSP, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,898 feet
Elevation Gain -522 feet
Accumulated Gain 4 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.31
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7  2018-11-02
Dixie-Prospector-Windmill-Coachwhip - MMRP/MSP
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6  2018-10-05
Dixie-Prospector-Windmill-Coachwhip - MMRP/MSP
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6  2018-09-14
Dixie Mine-Coachwhip-Prospector - MMRP/MSP
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8  2018-08-17
Dixie Mine-Coachwhip-Bell Pass-Prospector
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6  2018-07-06
Dixie Mine to Prospector Overlook - MMRP/MSP
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2  2018-07-01
Dixie Mine-Prospector-Bell Pass-Coachwhip
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8  2018-06-08
Dixie Mine to Prospector Overlook - MMRP/MSP
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9  2018-05-18
Dixie Mine Trail - MMRP
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Jan
Sun  6:59am - 5:24pm
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0.4 mi
59 ft
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Windmill Trail - MSP
0.6 mi away
1.1 mi
47 ft
East End Trail - MSP
East End Trail - MSP
0.7 mi away
1.4 mi
1,047 ft
Dixie Mine Ridgeline - McDowells
0.7 mi away
1.6 mi
488 ft
Lookout Trail - MSP
1.4 mi away
0.9 mi
214 ft
Tom
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSP
1.5 mi away
4.7 mi
1,400 ft
East End Peak - MSP
East End Peak - MSP
1.6 mi away
0.3 mi
459 ft
Windgate Pass Trail - MSP
Windgate Pass Trail - MSP
1.8 mi away
3.2 mi
1,130 ft
Bell Pass Trail - MSP
1.8 mi away
3.3 mi
1,240 ft
Bell Pass - Bell / 104th TH
Bell Pass - Bell / 104th TH
1.8 mi away
7.1 mi
1,577 ft
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Prospector Trail - MSP is a 1.3 mile one way hike with 4 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 4 miles southeast of Scottsdale Arizona. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: prospector trail goes from bell pass trail to thompson peak road a connector trail offereing access from the mcdowell sonoran preserve to thompson peak or to mcdowell mountain regional park

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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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Connector trail - Not Applicable

To Gateway Trailhead
Take the 101 to the Princess Drive/Pima Road exit. Go north on Pima Road to Union Hills Drive. Turn right (east) on Union Hills Drive to Thompson Peak Parkway. Turn right on Thompson Peak Parkway and head south about 1/2 mile to the Gateway Visitor Center on the left. There's plenty of parking and nice facilities here.

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Take 101 to Bell Road exit (by way of either FLW Blvd exit 39 arriving from the south or Pima/Princess exit 36 arriving from the north). Go East on Bell road 1.7 miles and turn left onto Thompson Peak Parkway. The Gateway is 0.7 miles on the right. (18333 N. Thompson Peak Parkway)

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) - 28.4 mi, 36 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - 126 mi, 2 hours 6 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - 141 mi, 2 hours 33 mins
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