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Amethyst Trail #253, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 2.31 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,809 feet
Elevation Gain 1,149 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,348 feet
Avg Time One Way 1.5+ hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.8
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21  2018-07-18
Amethyst from Lone Pine
32  2016-04-09
Amethyst Mine via Brown's Trail
10  2015-11-01
Amethyst Mine via Brown's Trail
9  2015-05-25
Four Peaks Mother Lode
16  2015-02-22
Brown's Peak
11  2014-11-15
Four Peaks Mother Lode
10  2014-11-15
Four Peaks Mother Lode
23  2014-11-15
Four Peaks Mother Lode
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep
Sun  7:29am - 5:45pm
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Official Route
9 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Amethyst Mine via Brown
Amethyst Mine via Brown's Trail
0.8 mi away
5.4 mi
655 ft
Brown's Brother 7642 - Four Peaks - Peak 2
0.8 mi away
5.6 mi
2,558 ft
Brown's Peak
0.8 mi away
5.2 mi
2,064 ft
Brown's Peak Loop via Alder Saddle
0.8 mi away
7.0 mi
2,801 ft
Brown's, Amethyst & Four Peaks Loop
0.8 mi away
4.1 mi
1,260 ft
Four Peaks Mother Lode
Four Peaks Mother Lode
0.8 mi away
7.8 mi
4,060 ft
Pigeon Springs Loop
Pigeon Springs Loop
0.8 mi away
3.6 mi
650 ft
Brown's Trail #133
0.8 mi away
2.0 mi
1,086 ft
Lone Pine TH Campsites
0.9 mi away
Pigeon Trail #134
1.0 mi away
1.8 mi
382 ft
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Amethyst Trail #253 is a 2.31 mile one way hike with 1,348 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 30 miles northeast of Mesa Arizona. October and May are the best months to enjoy this hike.

This trail doesn't appear to be maintained. Utilizing the Official Route an avid hiker should fair well.

Amethyst Mine
The Amethyst Mine is located on private land which is posted and fenced. Due to continued vandalism and on-site safety hazards, the property owners are denying entry onto their property. Legal action will be taken against all trespassers.

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
    High Clearance possible when dry

    To Lone Pine Trailhead
    From Scottsdale follow Shea Blvd East to its terminus at SR87. Turn Left onto SR87. Follow SR87(this is the Beeline) to the Four Peaks Turnoff which is FR143. FR143 is well marked. Follow FR143 for about 19 miles of sheer hell in a car to the Mazatzal Divide. Turn right here onto FR648 and follow about 2 miles to the trailhead.

    From Mesa by CannondaleKid ( 2018-07-20 )
    From Red Mountain 202 & AZ 87/Country Club Dr
    5.0 miles = AZ 87/Gilbert Road intersection
    11.7 miles = AZ 87/Shea Boulevard intersection
    13.7 miles = AZ 87/Fort McDowell (Casino) Road intersection
    21.9 miles = AZ 87/Bush Highway overpass
    26.7 miles = AZ 87/Four Peaks Road (FR 143) Turn RIGHT

    From AZ 87/Beeline Highway & FR 143/Four Peaks Rd
    0.81 miles = Four Peaks Recreational Parking Lot Continue straight
    1.43 miles = Secondary Recreational Parking Lot Continue straight
    2.08 miles = Recreational Parking Lot at Forest Road 401 Bear LEFT
    3.38 miles = Forest Road 11 (Great Western Trail) 90-degree RIGHT turn
    4.05 miles = Forest Road 1521 90-degree curve LEFT
    10.87 miles = Forest Road 143A (Cline TH) Sharp 160-degree RIGHT turn
    14.98 miles = Mud Spring TH Bear LEFT and continue
    17.75 miles = Cattle Guard/Forest Road 648 Sharp 180-degree RIGHT turn
    19.10 miles = Lone Pine Trailhead End of FR 648

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 60.6 mi - about 2 hours 2 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 159 mi - about 3 hours 21 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 161 mi - about 3 hours 15 mins
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