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Old Jeep Trail - MSP, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.37 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,021 feet
Elevation Gain 118 feet
Accumulated Gain 133 feet
Avg Time One Way 25 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 1.81
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21  2017-12-28
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin Overlook
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26  2017-03-23
Lost Dog Loop
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6  2016-03-08
Ringtail - Old Jeep - Lost Dog
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8  2015-12-06
Lost Dog Wash Access Trail - MSP
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3  2015-05-09
Thompson Peak - MSP
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14  2015-03-11
Lost Dog - Old Jeep - Ringtail - Lost Dog
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37  2015-01-24
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin Overlook
New2hyk
1  2014-10-10
Lost Dog Wash - Jeep - RingTail Trails
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Preferred   Feb, Nov, Mar, Jan → 7 AM
Seasons   Late Summer to Late Spring
Sun  6:33am - 5:52pm
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Yes, that is a nice view!
by paulshikleejr

Overview: This is a quiet, relatively less used connector trail with its northern terminus at Lost Dog Trail and its southern terminus at Ringtail trail. About 0.77 mile from the northern terminus and 0.60 mile from the southern terminus there is an informal scenic overlook area I'm calling "Old Jeep Overlook."


Warning: Even though this is a relatively easy trail, you will frequently encounter rocky, loose terrain.

Hike: This short trail runs between the better known and more frequently used Lost Dog Wash Trail and Ringtail Trail. About 1.58 miles from the Lost Dog Wash Trailhead on the Lost Dog Wash Trail is the northern terminus of the Old Jeep Trail. At this point, the Lost Dog Wash Trail "T"s with the Old Jeep Trail heading off and up to the right/east. A short 0.20 mile later, the trail zigs south and head down into a small creekbed. As you ascend up and out of the creekbed, the trail soon zags northward and an easy 1/6 mile later (all told, 0.48 mile in) you'll reach the highest point of the trail (2,133 ft elevation). Looking to the right/south at that point, there is a teaser view of what you'll be able to see in a few more minutes. The trail thereafter descends gently for 0.1 mile after which it hairpins down into another dry creekbed. After bending back and heading up and out, just before turning again to the right/south (all told, 0.68 mile in), you'll find the marker for EM JT1. After a short 0.09 mile later, at (33.61652, -111.81163) is where you hang right and thread your way south quick 0.01 mile south to find a few rocks to sit upon to enjoy the "Old Jeep Overlook." At night, or during the day, you'll be able to see down onto Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Far in the distance, you'll see San Tan Mountain. After returning to the trail, you'll head southeast for a 0.05 mile before the trail bends to run northeast along a dry creekbed for 0.09 mile. Soon, you'll make your way down into the creekbed and after climbing out (0.11 mile later), the trail heads nearly south for about 1/6 mile before bending slightly to the east (all told, 1.19 miles in). The downward grade you're already on continues south-southeast for another 1/6 mile and you descend about 109 feet to the southern terminus of the trail at the Ringtail Trail.

Water Sources: There are no water sources along this trail. The Lost Dog Wash Trailhead has a refrigerated drinking fountain.

Camping: Camping is not allowed on this trail.

paulshikleejr
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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 hike
Although there are many possible starting points for hikes that can incorporate this trail, it is is usually approached via the Lost Dog Wash Trail or Ringtail Trail. Corresponding trailheads are Lost Dog Wash Trailhead and Ringtail Trailhead.
page created by joebartels on Nov 02 2014 2:48 pm
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