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Yankee Doodle Trail #284, AZ

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance One Way 11.15 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,118 feet
Elevation Gain -1,625 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,476 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 19.4
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🔥 2022-05-02 Crooks39.4 mi*
🔥 2019 Cellar Fire29.8 mi*
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Likely In-Season!
Yankee Doodle Trail #284 is one of the longest trails on the Prescott National Forest. It ascends Longfellow Ridge and follows along the top for several miles. This part of the Bradshaw Mountains is remote and scenic, thickly forested with ponderosa pine. As this trail travels north, it continues to gain elevation, cresting Yankee Doodle Peak and skirting the west face of Moscow Peak, before approaching Mount Union. At 7,979' Mount Union is the highest point in the Bradshaw Mountains, as well as in Yavapai County. A short trail coming off of the Yankee Doodle Trail #284 leads to the picnic area and fire lookout tower on top of the peak. Travelers may visit the lookout when it is manned. Not surprisingly, the views from this high point are spectacular. This trail continues down the other side of Mount Union where ponderosa pine, fir, and Gambel oak stand tall among a dense carpet of grasses and wildflowers. This area, high in the mountains, is home to a wonderful array of songbirds.

This trail is open to hikers, horses, mountain bikes, and OHVs. Please use caution and watch for other users. Motorized vehicles may not exceed 50" in width, and are prohibited on the portion of the trail that ascends Mount Union between Forest Road 261 and Dandrea Trail #285. Sections of this trail are steep and rocky. There is no dependable source of water along this trail--please come prepared.

***For those without 4wd: Yankee Doodle Trail can also be accessed along the Senator Highway, near the Orofino Mine, one mile east of Palace Station***

Source: Prescott NF

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

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    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 $$

    Prescott Forest
    Prescott National Forest Pass

    Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.

    Map Drive
    Strictly 4x4

    To hike
    Southern Trailhead:
    From its intersection with Gurley Street, travel south on Mt Vernon Street as it becomes Senator Highway (also FR 52). Proceed 16.7 miles to the junction with Bodie Mine Road (also FR 82). Make a slight right onto Bodie Mine Road and travel 2.3 miles to 82A. Turn left onto 82A and proceed 3.2 miles to the trailhead on the left. Parking is poor. 4WD recommended on FR 82 and FR 82A.
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