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offering excellent views
Here is a scenic and easy to follow trail with quick TH access, located in-between the east boundary of the Salome Wilderness and the Sierra Ancha Wilderness' west boundary. It makes it way up to McFadden Peak, with a 360 view of the surrounding areas. At the peak, McFadden Peak Lookout is an active fire tower. It was built in 1968 and is listed in the AZ historical record.
Interest includes seasonal creeks, a "huge blackberry patch" along the right side of the trail bordering seasonal McFadden Creek(only ~0.25-miles in from the Circle Ranch TH), and a private ranch along the way. This trail and hike is a great way to spend a summer or autumn day between 5250' and a high point of 7135'.
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Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This is a moderately difficult hike.