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Loma Verde Wash - Saguaro NP, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Multi-Loop 1.65 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,804 feet
Elevation Gain -103 feet
Accumulated Gain 7 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.69
Backpack No
Dogs not allowed
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Loma Verde Wash and Javelina Wash
Author keepmoving
author avatar Guides 34
Routes 242
Photos 2,129
Trips 576 map ( 4,441 miles )
Age 34 Male Gender
Location Portland, OR
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Mar → Any
Seasons   Early Autumn to Early Summer
Sun  5:16am - 7:32pm
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Great Catalina views!
by keepmoving

Overview: Loma Verde Wash runs from Cholla Trail to Shantz Trail. Along the way, it affords access to both Pink Hill and Vanover trails. Although a majority of the trail follows the sandy course of the wash, the trail occasional detours through the desert in an attempt to avoid obstacles in the wash.

Hike: From Cholla Trail, drop into the wash and follow its course as it works its way northeast through the desert. The wash starts out relatively wide, but will gradually become narrower as you approach Shantz Trail. As you follow the wash, you are treated to great views of the Catalina Mountains to the north and the Rincons to the east.

At 0.7 miles you will encounter a marked junction with the Pink Hill Trail. As you continue north past the trail marker, you may begin to notice that the wash is gradually beginning to narrow. At 1.3 miles you will reach the signed junction with Vanover Trail. Past Vanover is when Loma Verde Wash really begins to change. The wash will rapidly begin to decrease in size as it winds its way between the desert plants that encroach from either side. By the time you reach the junction with Shantz Trail, Loma Verde Wash is only a couple feet wide.

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2012-07-28 keepmoving
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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 $$

Saguaro National Park
2020 $25 vehicle • $20 motorcycle • $15 individual on foot or bicycle
Receipt is valid for 7 days
$45 Annual Park Pass View All

Map Drive
Connector trail - Not Applicable

To hike
From Loma Verde trailhead, hike north on Loma Verde Trail for 0.5 miles to the junction with Cholla Trail. Follow Cholla Trail west for 0.3 miles and look for the marker announcing your arrival at the Loma Verde Wash.
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