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Derrick Trail #33, AZ

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Distance One Way 2.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,493 feet
Elevation Gain 1,020 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,020 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.9
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Derrick - Horton Loop
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Horton Super Loop Plus
9  2018-03-22
Derrick - Horton Loop
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35  2017-10-12
Derrick - Horton Loop
6  2017-08-12
Derrick-Horton and a little High
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Derrick - Highline to 6450 Saddle - Horton
13  2017-03-19
Derrick - Horton Loop
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov
Sun  7:29am - 5:43pm
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30 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Derrick - Horton Loop
Derrick - Horton Loop
0.0 mi away
9.3 mi
1,950 ft
Horton Creek Trail #285
Horton Creek Trail #285
0.2 mi away
7.1 mi
1,222 ft
Horton Super Loop Plus
Horton Super Loop Plus
0.2 mi away
14.0 mi
2,700 ft
Derrick Spur Trail #32
0.5 mi away
0.8 mi
413 ft
Naco Paleo Site - HWY 260
Naco Paleo Site - HWY 260
1.3 mi away
0.3 mi
30 ft
Promontory Trail #278
Promontory Trail #278
2.1 mi away
0.7 mi
1,010 ft
Christopher Creek Gorge
Christopher Creek Gorge
2.8 mi away
1.0 mi
-200 ft
Babe Haught Trail - Hatchery to Knoll Lake
Babe Haught Trail - Hatchery to Knoll Lake
2.9 mi away
3.8 mi
1,498 ft
Promontory Butte 7,914
Promontory Butte 7,914
3.2 mi away
2.1 mi
289 ft
Turkey Creek - Mogollon Rim
Turkey Creek - Mogollon Rim
3.5 mi away
6.4 mi
244 ft
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Derrick Trail #33 is a 2.5 mile one way hike with 1,020 feet elevation gain. Located 63 miles northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. April and October are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Steady moderate ascent through a nice forest. Ends at the Highline Trail #31.

Typically utilized with the Highline Trail as a nice 9.25 mile / 1,950 AEG Derrick - Horton Loop.

Check out the Official Route.

    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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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To Horton Trailhead

    From Payson take 260 East for 16 miles to FR289 which is Tonto Creek Road. Turn left on to FR289 and follow a mile to the Upper Tonto Creek campgrounds. Hiker parking is before the campgrounds (left) across a bridge in a small lot. A composite toilet is available.

    Horton Creek Trailhead cross back over the bridge and follow the dirt road up towards the campgrounds for about 150 feet. The trailhead should now be apparent on the left.

    Derrick Trailhead 2015 Update! New trailhead for the Derrick trail about 200 yards before the Horton Spring Trailhead/Parking. There is a large parking lot and new Outhouse opposite the Trailhead.

    Note: If the trailhead parking lot is full the campground host may or may not allow you to park for a fee in the campground. It varies year to year so it's good to ask first.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) - 105 mi, 2 hours 2 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - 203 mi, 3 hours 32 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - 130 mi, 2 hours 32 mins
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