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Yew Thicket Trail #52, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 6.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,594 feet
Elevation Gain 1,744 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,018 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 12.82
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11  2015-02-22 toddak
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Routes 16,717
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Overview: Yew Thicket Trail #52 starts on the Kaibab National Forest in open stands of ponderosa pine and pinyon-juniper woodland. This portion of the trail follows an old road bed across the canyon rim. At its junction with Lonesome Pocket Trail #61, this trail narrows to a footpath. Here the trail is at its most scenic, as well as its most difficult, as it descends a steep canyon through red rock bluffs. Yew Thicket Trail #52 continues southwest along a side canyon as it approaches its end at Sycamore Basin Trail #63. Trail #63 is the main thoroughfare through the 55,000-acre Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, and presents excellent opportunities for backpacking in this rugged, remote area.

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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.

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Prescott Forest
Prescott National Forest Pass

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

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To hike
To access this trail from the Prescott National Forest, use the trailhead for Trail #61. From Chino Valley take Perkinsville Road approximately 23 miles to FR 181. Turn right onto FR 181 and travel east about 7.5 miles to Henderson Flat and the trailhead for Trail #61. Road conditions are paved, then dirt. This portion of FR 181 is suitable for all vehicles in fair weather.
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