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Dan's Trail #550, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 3.28 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,139 feet
Elevation Gain -420 feet
Accumulated Gain 328 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 4.37
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36  2015-09-26
OW Ranch / Dan's Trail Loop
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Preferred   Sep, May, Jun, Aug
Sun  7:28am - 5:41pm
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From FR 109, Dan's Trail follows a ridge south for two miles with a descent of 400 feet elevation. It meets with FR 512 at an arroyo bottom then turns north to climb along another ridge. After 1 mile, it turns to the east and descends to another arroyo. It then follows north up a third ridge to return to FR 109 at point 1 1/2 miles east of the start. Returning on FR 109 can make a loop.

This trail is an old logging road that connects with other roads. Pay attention to trail markers. Visitors can hike or ride directly from Valentine Ridge Campground following FR 18 and Valentine Trail 551. FR 188 and FR 109 each receive some motor vehicle travel, especially on weekends; caution is required when hiking or riding on these roads. Trail is in a previously burned area. Trail may be hazardous due to downed trees and thick brush and sometimes impassable.


    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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    East end: Take Forest Road (FR) 109 1 1/2 miles east of west terminusWest end: Take Forest Road (FR) 109 2 1/4 miles southwest of Valentine Ridge Campground and 1/2 mile east of FR 512 (Young Highway).
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